From Manchester to the world: CityVerve goes global

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Vicki DeBlasi

CityVerve may be a demonstrator based in Manchester, but its ambitions stretch far beyond the city.

Indeed, the people of this north-western city have gifted plenty to the world – and we’re not just talking about music and football teams.

One of the key goals for CityVerve is to produce a blueprint for smart cities worldwide. Last week, partners from across the project went globetrotting in support of this, representing the project at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Smart IoT London in, well, London, and MIPIM in the city of Cannes in France.

Across the pond

SXSW, or South by Southwest, is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences. It’s been running for 30 years, and has grown to become one of the biggest dates in the calendar for people from across a whole host of different industries and disciplines.

Tech has had an increasingly important presence at the show in recent years, and this year presented an ideal stage to tell the gathered masses about CityVerve.

Manchester City Council’s leader, Sir Richard Leese, and Rowena Burns, CEO of MSP, were on hand to promote the project and talk particularly about the strides the city is making in healthcare innovation.

To read more about the engagement across the project, follow the link.