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Digital innovation

  • Smart Belfast

    Belfast has ambitious plans for the future. Building on our economic revival, we want to make our city an outstanding place to live, work and invest.

    Drawing from the city’s tradition of hard work and know-how, Smart Belfast brings together our universities, businesses, local government and citizens to collaborate, innovate and experiment using cutting-edge technologies and data science.

    To learn more about our work and challenge calls, go to Smart Belfast (link opens in a new window).

  • Innovation City Belfast

    We’re working with Belfast Harbour, Catalyst, Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University, and advisory partner Invest Northern Ireland on Innovation City Belfast. Our aim is to establish Belfast as a globally-significant destination for innovation.

    For information, go to Innovation City Belfast website (link opens in a new window) and follow @ICBelfast on Twitter.

  • Urban Innovation Framework Consultation

    Consultation has now closed on our refreshed Urban Innovation framework . Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. We aim to publish the final document in early summer 2022.

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