Future Cities

Future Cities

The sustainable development of smart cities is a major research theme at the University of Glasgow. Our research is focused on how technology, data and people will transform cities and communities to create smart cities of the future.

With almost half of the world’s populations living in cities, it is essential that our cities are fit for purpose, using technology to make city life run more smoothly.

Future Cities brings together multidisciplinary skills and expertise ranging from technologies for information and management; healthcare and health informatics; urban development strategies; education; sustainable transport; active travel; policy development; resilience and community leadership.

The University of Glasgow is working in collaboration with the Glasgow City Council Future Cities Demonstrator project, a £24M investment to create a more efficient and sustainable city by improving services, infrastructure and resources for those who live and work in Glasgow.

For more information, visit University of Glasgow Future Cities

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Engines of knowledge and growth in Scotland

A major report focused on how Scotland’s universities can improve engagement with industry and boost contribution to economic growth is underway.

New AI centre for Scotland to innovate and transform healthcare

iCAIRD brings together a pan-Scotland collaboration of 15 partners from across academia, the NHS, and industry.

Beyond borders: the Glasgow University innovation district

The University of Glasgow’s £1bn campus redevelopment is its single biggest estates project in more than 150 years.

Stratified Medicine Scotland (SMS-IC) – £20M investment set to revolutionise medical genetics.

Initial joint funding from SFC, Aridhia and Thermo Fisher Scientific has allowed us the Centre to install offices, genetics lab and datacentre in a custom built facility within Scotland’s new “super hospital”, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and to hire the initial team of 9 key professionals, including project managers and scientists.

Knowledge Exchange explained, sort of….

Business Development Manager at University of Glasgow College of Arts on public engagement and knowledge exchange.

Industrial collaboration at the speed of light

QuantIC, led by the University of Glasgow, is taking a novel approach to industrial collaboration and the way academic research is translated into innovative technologies.

Universities and SMEs - finding common ground

If you put in the time and effort to understand what the company needs, what academics can offer and build the right relationship, it is well worth the effort.

Collaboration Possibilities are in the Pipeline

Delivering solutions to water engineering problems will require industrial collaboration

Restoration of Stirling Castle Palace: providing insight into life at the royal court

The historically accurate restoration of six Stirling Castle Palace apartments and replication of the Stirling Heads...

Scottish Innovation Centres – a game changer

The Scottish Funding Councils investment in Innovation Centres is a ‘game changer’

University-industry interaction: Good to great?

Many business acknowledge that the UK is one of the best countries to build relationships with universities

Future Cities

The sustainable development of smart cities is a major research theme at the University of Glasgow.

A fresh approach to Intellectual Property: Easy Access IP

In 2010 the University of Glasgow took the bold step of marketing technology opportunities free of charge through our Easy Access IP initiative.