Why Global City Futures?

We believe that engaging with the market for new ideas is key to lasting and effective local change.

Innovation brings tailored, people-centric solutions which are sustainable and realistic and ensures future planning is not limited by current availability.

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What We Do

Global City Futures can nurture innovation in your city in a number of ways. We’ve designed and delivered a pioneering, immersive procurement model which allows public sector services to procure innovation rather than fixed solutions. This allows you to work alongside new start ups or social enterprises to create the best possible answer to your problem.

Our proven track record in this area means we’ve already written the relevant EU tender documents and will help you scout the market for applicants, manage the selection process and implement the solution.

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Our Services

Alternatively, we can develop urban start-up ecosystems and plan open-innovation events to stimulate innovation in your local market.

Asking businesses to respond to city development challenges has been proven to go a long way towards creating healthier, happier societies.

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Case Studies

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    Immersive Police Procurement


    Global City Futures created a pioneering procurement process to support Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police identify start-ups with technical solutions to a key challenge: reducing evidence capture time at road collisions by up…
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    Place-based Accelerator


    Global City Futures designed the blueprints for a place-based accelerator that attracts talent to the region and builds a pipeline of innovative start-ups to help tackle the city of Exeter’s urban challenges.
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    Empowering Communities to Tackle Congestion


    Global City Futures were invited by a city councillor to work with the Exeter community to help them understand the challenges they faced in terms of transport and congestion and identify data-driven solutions for change.