London’s living testbed for better urban futures

We're here to find and scale solutions to the major challenges of city life.

SHIFT is London’s living testbed for better urban futures. As an inclusive innovation district, we’re working with everyday innovators to find, test and demonstrate interventions that will make our cities safer, healthier and more sustainable places for people to live. Our work falls under 3 big themes:

Climate: Are you an innovator tackling the climate emergency? Find out more
Mobility: Do you have a sustainable mobility solution? Find out more
Health: Can you help improve health and wellbeing in urban areas? Find out more

Our real-world testbed

Innovators often need a place to trial their idea, prove it works or roll it out at scale. Our home is east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a real-world testbed across 560 acres where we invite you to experiment, collaborate and innovate.


The mission

SHIFT is working with innovators from East London and beyond to develop and demonstrate solutions to urban challenges in a real-world environment.

If you are passionate about finding practical answers to the most pressing challenges facing cities today, we want to hear from you. 

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