Futures Services

Bristol Futures Global launched in Autumn 2016. We seek to form effective partnerships across the public and private sectors with citizens as co-designers and co-beneficiaries of future cities. We call this developing public-private-people-partnerships.

We offers considerable first hand strategic knowledge, practical experience and a large and diverse eco system of trusted collaborators and experts. Our experience includes, Bristol European Green Capital 2015, the Rockefeller Global 100 Resilient Cities programme, the Super Connected 'Gigabit' City, the Future City Demonstrator, Smart Cities, the Playable City, the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing and Bristol is Open and the Open, Programmable City Region as well as Full Fibre and 5G strategies.

We seek to collaborate with city Mayor's, Director's and Managers, with large and small businesses and with Universities - in the U.K and Europe and around the world. Our Skills include

FRAMING URBAN CHALLENGES   Articulating city priorities as challenges that can Be positively responded to by citizens, Universitues and bussiness

RESEARCH    Designing and undertaking inclusive citizen-focussed research to unlock and drive economic, social and environmental innovation through the use of digital technologies, connectivity and data

MAKING CREATIVE CONNECTIONS  Connecting people and ideas to create new opportunities 

SOURCING INNOVATION   Working across public sector agencies, Universities, businesses and the community to Develop and pilot innovative applications and services to meet both citizen and city needs, challenges and aspirations

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT Helping cities, large and small businesses and Universities to develop strategies and models that enable smart cities

AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION  Sharing knowledge and learning through leading and entering the smart city debate, speaking at events and contributing to publications.