Smart city and built environment 2019

Urban Technology Testbed



Future Cities Catapult


Smart city technology

Future Cities Catapult has facilitated the Urban Technology Testbed in order for businesses to develop products and services for positive impacts on the urban environment. The real-life city testbed is currently in the phase of building partnerships with local authorities in the UK.

What was tested

Technology for urban development

Testbed purpose

The aim is to enable businesses to shape better solutions for urban environments


Real-world urban environments

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Marketing and local economic development

Bank of examples of real-world innovation testbeds

This is a database of real-world innovation testbeds collected through desk-based research and network interviews. It contains global examples from a range of sectors sorted into typologies, country, purpose, sectoral composition, year of establishment and main facilitators.

We're collecting more examples as we find them. If you'd like to add your testbed to this map, please suggest a testbed.

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