Our Partners

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council are local authority who govern the county of Staffordshire and are responsible for the Strategic Road Network across the county. 

Staffordshire CC led the bid for the ADEPT Live Labs programme and were successful in receiving £1.97 Million to deliver the SIMULATE programme.

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The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) represents place directors from county, unitary and combined authorities, along with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and corporate partners drawn from key service sectors. ADEPT members are at the very heart of maximising sustainable growth in communities throughout the UK. We are delivering the projects that are key to unlocking broader economic success and creating more resilient communities, economies and infrastructure.

ADEPT is a membership based, voluntary organisation with over 80 local authority, 3 combined authorities, 3 sub-national transport bodies, 12 LEP and 18 Corporate Partner members across England. We represent members' interests by proactively engaging central Government on emerging policy and issues, responding to consultations and enquiries, and promoting initiatives aimed at influencing Government policy. We also represent public sector interests across all our key areas.

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Amey is a key partner to Staffordshire CC and delivers a number of services on the County's behalf. This also includes, a partnership with Staffordshire CC to deliver the SIMULATE programme.

More over, Amey is a team of 17,000 workers across four continents – making the, a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services both in the UK and internationally.

In business for nearly 100 years and they're proud of the long history and the difference they make; serving the communities they work in, whatever the weather and whatever the challenge. 

Creating safer, smarter, and sustainable places to live, work and travel.  By designing, building, maintaining and investing in our country’s services and infrastructure making a difference including engineering, facilities management, utilities, transport, environmental services, defence and justice.

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Keele University

Keele are the Academic Lead for the SIMULATE programme, offering research opportunities to entrants, scale-up expertise as well as providing the home base for the programme - the brand new 'Smart Innovation Hub' on the Keele campus.

Keele is also helping to change the world for the better by engaging in cutting-edge research. They're tackling some of society’s most urgent problems, including ageing, global health and renewable energy and are proud that 97% of their research was deemed to be world-leading, or of international importance (REF 2014).

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The Connected Places Catapult accelerates smarter living and travelling in and between the places of tomorrow.

We focus on growing businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness. The Connected Places Catapult operates at the intersection between public and private sectors and between local government and transport authorities. We convene the disparate parts of the market to help innovators navigate the complexity of doing business, creating new commercial opportunities and improving productivity, socio-economic and environmental benefits for places. 

During the SIMULATE project we will be delivering the accelerator programme, with Amey and Keele University and on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, for SME's to grow their solution and business .

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