Internationalization of research
The client: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
With over 24,000 staff, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe's largest and leading applied research and innovation organisation. Their work is geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment.
We are working with Fraunhofer and a number of our other clients to deliver a step-change in the international incubation of new technologies and companies. In the face of huge geo-political uncertainties we are leading the way in creating a new reality of pan-European regional development that directly addresses the needs of the most important client of all; the citizen.
Selected Case Studies
Redefining how cities are planned
The client: Urbanetic Pte Ltd
Energetic support for young, high-potential businesses is core to our mission. We have worked closely with University of Melbourne spin-out Urbanetic for a number of years. Focused on the development of their commercial strategy and ensuring sustainable acceleration into global markets has meant that the business is now active across three continents and recognised as a leader in developing practical tools for smart urban planning and management; in short, delivering the ‘City as a Service’.
Building the smartest city in the Arctic
The client: Bodø Kommune
Working with Bodø Kommune over a number of years, we are providing high-impact support for the development and execution of the Smart Bodø Strategy. This captures a number of significant projects, including the planning and building of a new airport, a Zero Emission Neighbourhood, an integrated mobility programme, developing world leading city planning tools and creating development strategies for long term global partnerships.
State of Amazonas, Brazil
Using business and technology to safeguard the Amazon
The client: The Amazonian Alliance & Empresa Brasileira de Conservação de Florestas SA
Engaged as Global Innovation Partner of the Amazonian Alliance, we are leading work to develop new financial models for natural asset investment & preservation.
This includes recruiting leading universities and businesses from around the world to develop scientific and technological innovations for global markets and creating new paradigms of industrial sustainability, all directly benefiting the local population.
Regeneration and innovation in an industrial heartland
The client: Birmingham City University
As part of an ongoing programme of strategic development support, we are creating and building international partnerships between the University and organisations such as Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Microsoft, Philips Lighting, Digital Catapult and Living PlanIT.
Drawing on our smart cities expertise, we have originated and driven forward smart urban planning research with Birmingham City Council, linking next generation 3D modelling and analytics with major infrastructure projects, such as High Speed 2.