The Energy and Climate Change Division attended and exhibited at the Future Towns Innovation Hub launch. The Future Towns Innovation Hub will be based at the Southampton Science Park at Chilworth and lead by Dr Clint Styles and Prof. Paul Kemp. Working in partnership with Research England and the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership research will be undertaken to understand what future towns look like? How should they work to benefit the people living and working in them and how will technology affect lives and the environment as towns develop?

As part of the launch participants from across local authorities, industry and academia took part in workshops to discuss what makes a place/town and what areas the Innovation Hub should look to focus on.

For more information about the Future Towns Innovation Hub visit