The first phase of Future Cities Laboratory (2010-2015) produced a rich legacy of research, some of which takes the form of real-world applications that are ongoing. A number of the research teams working on these projects have secured funding through competitive proof-of-concept grants, and/or industry sources.
These research represent an important part of the FCL programme in its second phase, and demonstrate our commitment to educate, mentor, and support budding entrepreneurs to develop skills and know-how to bring advanced research to market. Research application, though mechanisms such as industry financing of potential spin-off technologies, licensing and royalty fees, is also an avenue for supplementary funding that may be reinvested into research at FCL.
These research-to-application projects include: