DD1214 Smart London Innovation Network

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
15 May 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The Mayor published his Smart London Plan in December 2013 setting out a targeted programme of activity. Building upon their previous work connecting innovators with market demand, the Institute for Sustainability would like to develop a ‘Smart London Innovation Network’ programme to help meet the aspirations set out in the Mayor’s Plan. The ‘Smart London Innovation Network’ will bring innovators and technologists together with those with the budgets to deliver (smart) infrastructure, in opportunity areas with future growth potential (such as the Olympic Park). This project will pilot 2 smart city innovations within the first year, reaching out to at least 100 London based SMEs/entrepreneurs by Q1 2015, supporting business start-up and growth, and will act as a demonstrator for new smart technologies that can be showcased to global markets. Supporting this programme through grant funding will ensure the Mayor is able to deliver on the commitment made in the Smart London Plan to “Establish a Smart London Innovation Network by 2014”.

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