Peterborough shares smart success on the global stage

by | Nov 12, 2016 | Events, Smart cit­ies

Peter­bor­ough is being cata­pul­ted to new heights of inter­na­tion­al acclaim as its smart and sus­tain­able cre­den­tials are exhib­ited at the Smart City World Expo in Bar­celona this week (15 – 17th Novem­ber).

After win­ning the title of “World Smart City 2015”, Peter­bor­ough was invited to show­case its cit­izen-centred approach towards cre­at­ing a smart city to an inter­na­tion­al audi­ence of more than 400 city lead­ers, influ­en­cers, busi­nesses and smart tech­no­logy innov­at­ors.

Delivered by eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment com­pany, Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough, and Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil, the Peter­bor­ough DNA pro­ject was formed four years ago after the city was awar­ded £3 mil­lion by the Tech­no­logy Strategy Board, (now Innov­ate UK) to test, develop and imple­ment new and smarter ways of con­nect­ing people, places and ser­vices.

Now, as Peter­bor­ough pre­pares to hand over its title of World Smart City, Steve Bow­yer, Chief Exec­ut­ive of Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough has been invited to speak at the World Expo in Bar­celona to share the Peter­bor­ough suc­cess story with del­eg­ates from around the globe.

Steve said: “We’re really excited to be shar­ing our work with an inter­na­tion­al audi­ence that holds the same ambi­tion as Peter­bor­ough – to cre­ate smart, sus­tain­able cit­ies. Peter­bor­ough has a fant­ast­ic story to tell and events like this provide the per­fect oppor­tun­ity for us to show­case our city to pro­spect­ive investors, busi­nesses and oth­er city lead­ers.”

The Smart City Expo takes place from 15 – 17th Novem­ber in Bar­celona. Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough and Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil will be joined by a num­ber of part­ners and spon­sors at the exhib­i­tion, includ­ing: Arcus Glob­al, Brit­ish Stand­ards Insti­tute, Hon­ey­well, Blue Sky, Pin­sent Masons, MyCog­ni­tion and Folk Labs.