Urban Foresight Limited

Smart City Services

Urban Foresight was established in 2011 as the world’s first dedicated smart city consultancy.

Our expertise in place-based innovation builds on a deep understanding of the challenges facing public sector services and the opportunities to embrace cloud-based technologies to deliver transformational social, economic and environmental outcomes.

Features

  • Expertise in defining, developing and delivering place-based innovation projects
  • Defining smart cities: research, analysis, discovery sprints and feasibility studies
  • Developing smart cities: strategies, business cases, bid writing, action plans
  • Delivering smart cities: procurement specification, programme management, co-creation, governance
  • Mobility: MaaS, CAVs, EVs, clean air zones, smart parking, fleets
  • Digital: transformation, connectivity, IoT, sensors, 5G, LoRaWAN, full fibre networks
  • Data: platforms, integration, ICT, dashboards, analytics, standards, sharing
  • Wellbeing: health, technology enabled care services, assistive technologies, social housing
  • Energy and environment: smart grids, renewables, climate change, net zero
  • Economy: future high streets, inward investment, business support

Benefits

  • Multidisciplinary expertise to turn good ideas into transformational outcomes
  • Library of investment-ready business cases based on real costs
  • Record of securing £millions of innovation funding for local government
  • Innovation and strategy toolkit to define priorities and responsibilities
  • Build trust, confidence and support through experienced stakeholder management
  • Harness data and intelligence to transform services and user experiences.
  • Insights on securing new revenue streams and achieving efficiencies
  • Support to scale-up, commercialise and export successful pilots
  • Access to best suppliers with best solutions at best value
  • Trusted, neutral and independent innovation partner focused on benefits realisation

Pricing

£250 to £1,000 a person a day

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

1 1 2 1 7 2 6 5 6 6 1 7 0 9 4

Contact

Urban Foresight Limited

Rachel Beeton

0191 814 2210

tenders@urbanforesight.org

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Urban Foresight is focused on innovations that can achieve transformational social, economic and environmental outcomes.

We build on practical experience and global best practice to implement cloud-based technologies, data-driven innovation and new working practices that deliver these outcomes.

We understand the complexities and synergies within smart city ecosystems. We provide expertise on how to use the data and intelligence offered by these systems to transform services, user experiences and deliver efficiencies.

We also have a track record of working across stakeholders to build consensus and motivate actions that lead to transformational outcomes.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
Urban Foresight delivers capacity-building training to public, private and third sector organisations.

Training can be tailored to specific needs, and comprises a blend of consultancy support, workshops, one-to-one training and bespoke analysis.

We are expert at designing and facilitating workshops and online (remote) training.

We also deliver immersive learning through collaborative sprints, co-creation activities and discovery sessions.

This benefits from Urban Foresight's extensive strategy and innovation toolkit. This utilises frameworks and approaches that have been refined and proven through applications with governments and blue chip corporates around the world.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
We bring a robust and proven process to deliver smart city projects.

We focus on our partner’s needs and take responsibility for many of the practical tasks required to progress a business case through approval processes, procurement and successful delivery.

This includes support in: developing investment-ready business cases; political engagement; collaborative governance structures; developing funding bids; risk management and GDPR; data standards and interoperability; engaging businesses; managing innovation programmes (developing procurement specifications, market engagement, bid evaluation, contract and supplier management and communications).
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
We provide expert advice and support to help clients define successful smart city projects.

We adopt agile working and stage-gate processes to implement the reviews and decision-points to progress projects.

Our expertise in discovery and the front-end of innovation reduces risks and defines successful outcomes.

This can be formalised with roadmaps, logic models/ theory of change to evaluate progress.

We also bring expertise in the formal assessment and evaluation of innovation projects.

We have experience of running projects through discovery, alpha, beta and live stages as well as supporting to scale-up and export cloud-based innovations.

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
No

Service scope

Service constraints
No.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Email used as normal business correspondence Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
We provide support over the phone and via email 09:00 - 17:30 Monday to Friday as part of normal business operation. Support services are included in our price for the duration of the client assignment.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
None

Pricing

Price
£250 to £1,000 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

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