CityVerve MarketPlace

Venue: MSP CityLabs, Oxford Road

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Two and a half years ago, Manchester was selected by Innovate UK to be the UK’s Smart City IoT Demonstrator, with a brief to showcase how internet-connected technology and data can be used to transform a city. The CityVerve project was designed to highlight what can be made possible through the application of new IoT-based technologies within a city, in a diverse range of sectors such as transport, energy, health and culture.

On Wednesday the 20th of June, the CityVerve Marketplace will take place in the Bright Building. It’ll be a day-long event which brings together all the partners involved in our smart city demonstrator with the sole focus of sharing our discoveries with you. It’s not just Manchester that will benefit from our experiences.

At the Marketplace, attendees will be able to find out more about CityVerve's impact on Culture & Public Realm, Energy & Environment, Health & Social Care, and Travel & Transport, whilst visiting other zones that explore the infrastructure ‘under the hood’ of the project and Open Innovation activities.

In each of these areas, project partners will be showcasing how their technology works in practice, and the role it can play in making the smart city a reality – giving you the chance to truly immerse yourself in the areas most relevant to you, your city and your business. Special breakout sessions throughout the course of the day will lift the lid even further on each of our focus areas.

The event will be an opportunity to meet the businesses behind the technology developed and used over the course of the project, along with a packed line-up of speakers who will share the insights they’ve drawn from their own participation in the CityVerve journey. Speakers include: Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, Rowena Burns, Chair, Manchester Science Park & Manchester Corridor Board, and Nick Chrissos, Director of Innovation, Europe, at Cisco.

Whether you’re embarking on your very own smart city project, or looking at the application of a specific technology, this event promises to bring together tangible and transferable learnings with inspiring, pioneering demonstrations of IoT.

Registration is now open! Simply visit the event page to begin the sign up process.