What does SHIFT do?

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to a vibrant community of innovators. It is a place of growth, creativity and opportunity, driven by the knowledge of local people.​ SHIFT is the network that connects everything together, with a mandate to accelerate innovation that transforms how we live in cities. Our role is to build connections, curate opportunities and facilitate access: helping innovators prove their local and global potential; sparking collaboration between local organisations across the public, private, academic and community sectors; shaping inclusive innovation and development so it meets the needs of everyone in the local community; and creating a better future for people in east London while attracting new employers, workers and residents.

Where is SHIFT based?

Our home is east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a real-world testbed across 560 acres. The SHIFT team work from 5 Endeavour Square, where we are housed by London Legacy Development Corporation.

Who can apply to run a trial with SHIFT or join the SHIFT ecosystem?

We welcome innovators from all backgrounds and at all stages of product development. If you’re passionate about joining our mission to tackle the climate emergency, boost health and wellbeing, or upgrade mobility in cities, then we’re interested in hearing from you.

My organisation is interested in working with SHIFT. How can we get involved?

We’re always interested in hearing from potential partners that can help deliver shared value.  Head to the contact page to get in touch with our team so that we can explore opportunities together.

How can I stay up to date with SHIFT’s activity?

Become a member. Members get access to events and regular updates on the latest innovation news and opportunities in our ecosystem.

Get access to our ecosystem of innovators, opportunities and partnerships in east London.

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