ABOUT

making friends with the future

Bristol Futures Global was founded by Stephen Hilton in 2016, following a very successful period as Bristol City Council’s Director of City Futures.  Under Stephen’s watch, Bristol became, a designated Super Connected City and Future City Demonstrator, European Green Capital 2015, a Rockefeller Global 100 Resilient City and the #1 ranking UK Smart City.  Stephen and a number of former Council colleagues now work for Bristol Futures Global to make their knowledge, experience and wide ranging networks available to others who have similar high ambitions and strategic goals.

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  • Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning 2018
    Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning 2018
  • ZEETTA NETWORKS = CLIENT
    ZEETTA NETWORKS = CLIENT
  • STEPHEN HILTON - Director
    STEPHEN HILTON - Director
  • STEVE HUNT - CONSULTANT
    STEVE HUNT - CONSULTANT
  • UK-US IOT event
    UK-US IOT event
  • DR CHRIS TUPPEN - ASSOCIATE
    DR CHRIS TUPPEN - ASSOCIATE
  • SARAH TOY - CONSULTANT
    SARAH TOY - CONSULTANT
  • SUZANNE WILSON - CONSULTANT
    SUZANNE WILSON - CONSULTANT
  • Eating the Data Elephant - blog post
    Eating the Data Elephant - blog post
  • Cities in Permanent Beta - blog post
    Cities in Permanent Beta - blog post
  • Smart Infrastructure - blog post
    Smart Infrastructure - blog post
  • ICF 2018 - SPEAKING
    ICF 2018 - SPEAKING
  • Stephen Hiltoin - Director
    Stephen Hiltoin - Director
  • Stephen Hilton, Cities For Life
    Stephen Hilton, Cities For Life
  • STEPHEN - SPEAKING IN PARIS
    STEPHEN - SPEAKING IN PARIS
  • Smart Nimyism - blog post
    Smart Nimyism - blog post

what we do:

We are experts in the issues and ideas surrounding Smart and Connected Cities, Residence and Sustainability.  Our expertise spans, strategy and policy development as well as programme and project management and quality assurance. Recently, we have been focussing on 5G and the future services and experiences it might enable, such as Augmented, Virtual and mixed Reality content, 360 degree mobile video and IoT and AI applications, for example, to improve the management of cities. Our clients include,

  • The West of England Combined Authority
  • The University of Bristol
  • University of the West of England
  • Bristol City Council
  • Innovate UK
  • Zeetta Networks 
  • Buro Happold
  • Foot Anstey LLP
  • Bristol Festival of the Future City
  • Fraser International
  • Arcadis (Poland)
  • Invest Bristol and Bath 
  • Knowle West Media Centre
  • ICLEI (Japan)
  • Watershed Media Centre
  • the We Almaty Partnership (Kazakstan