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Future City / Glasgow is an ambitious £24million programme which will demonstrate how technology can make life in the city smarter, safer and more sustainable.

Glasgow beat 29 other cities to win funding for the programme in a contest run by the Technology Strategy Board - the UK Government's innovation agency.

The city is now embarking on a trail-blazing programme which will put residents at the forefront of technology integration and application. Analysis of data collected during the demonstrator will assist policymakers and inform future investment.

Innovative demonstrator projects will address issues such as health, safety and sustainability through the use of open data, apps, portals and citizen science mapping. The public, academics and businesses will be urged to get involved both by using the data and contributing their own knowledge.

Future City / Glasgow is a collaboration between public and private sector agencies providing a range of services to the city. They include Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland, housing providers, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, universities, energy providers and Scottish Enterprise.

See details of the exciting initiatives in About the Project.