CityVerve is Manchester’s smart cities demonstrator.
Delivered by an outstanding line-up of 21 organisations from the public, corporate, SME and academic worlds – who have united to transform the city and create endless possibilities for the people that live and work there.
The CityVerve project is set to redefine “smart” in the build and delivery of a needs-driven, benefit-led, tech-enabled smarter city for Manchester. It aims to breathe new life into the city and create endless possibilities: new business and jobs for Manchester; better healthcare, transport and education; safer streets; and more engaged and empowered citizens. It brings together the brightest minds and pioneering use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to create a commercial and replicable model for smart cities everywhere.
The CityVerve Project brings together the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, deployed at city scale to deliver transformative benefits: new business and jobs for Manchester; better healthcare, transport and education; safer streets; and more engaged and empowered citizens.
It was established in July 2016 with a two-year remit to demonstrate the capability of IoT applications and address barriers to deploying smart cities, such as city governance, network security, user trust and adoption, interoperability, scalability and justifying investment. Combining technology and business model innovations, it will create a real-life blueprint for smart cities worldwide.
The consortium of 21 organisations – including Manchester City Council, Manchester Science Partnerships, the University of Manchester, Cisco, BT and other tech players – is backed by Government and Innovate UK.