Partners 2017-09-13T16:32:15+00:00

National Sponsor

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. We know that true innovation disrupts. It creates new things – products, processes, services, and industries – we don’t even know about yet. It’s our vision at Innovate UK to help the UK economy grow head and shoulders above other nations by driving disruptive innovation. We have a strong business focus and a track record of driving growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.


Invest Bristol & Bath is the inward investment agency for the Bristol and Bath region. Our dedicated professional team can help with relocation or expansion in a number of enterprise areas and zones. We can help with talent recruitment, property searches, and linking businesses together to enhance collaborative working.

Principal Sponsor

Osborne Clarke has specialist smart cities expertise. We bring together finance, energy, infrastructure, technology, and transport to realise smarter cities. We are at the forefront of smart cities developments, including in the areas of big data, connected and autonomous vehicles, digital health, payments and smart grid. In short, we help our clients succeed in tomorrow’s world.


The University of Bristol is a Russell Group University ranked among the top 40 in the world and is a beacon of good practice in innovation and enterprise.

UWE Bristol is one of the UK’s largest universities. It is home to a pioneering University Enterprise Zone which includes Future Space and Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

GKN Aerospace is a first-tier supplier to the global aviation industry, working on every major fixed and rotary-wing aerospace platform. Our technology is on board 100,000 flights a day.

Bath Spa University is a leading University in creativity, culture, and enterprise. Our students work in an environment where creativity in its broadest sense is valued and nurtured.

Creating a vibrant new community at the forefront of sustainability and technology in a new urban city quarter that will appeal to aspirational individuals who are making a lifestyle choice.

A leading University with strengths in Engineering, Science & Mathematics and an internationally recognised School of Management. Bath was ranked 12th in the last Research Excellence Framework.

KPMG LLP operates from 22 offices across the UK, including a major base in Bristol. The firm’s experts provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services.

Interested in getting involved?

Download our Partnership Opportunities brochure.

Join the leaders in Smart Cities