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As one of the UK’s 4 future city demonstrators, Peterborough DNA is a programme that’s creating a step-change in how the city works.
In 2012, the Government’s Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK), launched a UK-wide future cities competition to demonstrate how cities could take a new approach to how they run.
With a bid developed through collaboration between public, private and third sector organisations, Peterborough came second and was awarded £3million. As a result, the ‘Peterborough DNA’ programme was born to implement the ideas, innovations and new systems that were brought forward. It built on the excellent work already underway in the city and set out how Peterborough could be transformed through economic and environmental sustainability.
A key part of Peterborough DNA, Brainwave is a free to use online platform to share and discuss city challenges.
Whether the challenge is growing populations or managing big data, Brainwave is about collaboratively developing solutions and helping Peterborough to become a smarter city.
See what we’ve achieved so far in our latest brochure ‘Peterborough: Delivering a truly smart city’.