We’re building a world where cities are good for the planet and its people.
Our cities are at a crossroads. Issues like pollution, social isolation, rising living costs and food insecurity mean we need to think differently, fast. It is our belief that, by consciously shaping and supporting innovation, we can solve the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Like helping people live healthier, safer lives. Growing the economy in a challenging market environment. And reskilling the workforce for the century ahead. This means breaking open the innovation economy to make space for new ideas from local voices, as well as policymakers, universities, startups and large organisations.
By forging collaboration across sectors and industries, we’re building a future where innovation meets genuine community need — where cities are healthy, connected and sustainable.
Addressing the city’s most pressing challenges
Our mission is to support and enable innovation that responds to the climate emergency, boosts health and wellbeing, and upgrades mobility in cities.
We partner with innovators to shift the relationship between our cities and our planet.
Over half the world’s population live in cities and towns (83% in the UK), consuming over two-thirds of the world’s energy and emitting 60% of greenhouse gases. Our work accelerates sustainable innovation, for London’s 2030 net-zero mission and the century to come.
Health and Wellbeing
We partner with innovators to boost physical and mental health outcomes in cities.
The places we live and work have a major impact on our mental and physical health. From fairer food systems to cleaner air and water, we’re here to accelerate innovations that make our cities more livable.
We help innovators explore new ways of moving people and goods from place to place.
Healthy and flourishing cities need mobility systems that are low-carbon, safe, accessible and efficient. Through SHIFT, mobility pioneers can explore how their solutions might reimagine city planning and make movement easier.
SHIFT’s core values govern who we work with, what we work towards and who we work for. It’s our commitment to London, to the world.
We’re creating an interconnected east London. By empowering participation from local communities, we ensure all innovation drives opportunities for people, businesses and communities in the area which we operate.
Innovation shouldn’t happen behind closed doors. We believe that responsible, impactful innovation can only be achieved through collaboration across sectors and industries, and in consultation with those communities who have first-hand experience.
We’re addressing the challenges faced by east London first and foremost, demonstrating the impact of our solutions to the same challenges shared by cities across the world.