"World-first innovation" launches successfully
Welcome to our smart city of Sunderland
Sunderland’s Smart City Plan connects people to places via a decade of social and digital transformation, which aims to accelerate city-wide improvements for generations to come. From 5G connectivity to a National Assistive Technologies Test-Bed, our ambitious and innovative initiatives are forging a new direction to live, work and thrive in our connected, international city.
Already a world leader in digital technologies, our Smart City of Sunderland has prioritised three key themes for a dynamic, healthy and vibrant city to build a sustainable urban ecosystem of the future.
At the core of all activities in the City Plan is digital connectivity. As an existing digital leader in the UK, Sunderland is known as a forward-thinking place in which businesses and educators collaborate.
We will continue to leverage our digital capabilities to instil confidence to enrich the lives of individuals who choose to live, learn and earn in our Smart City as well as augmenting our offer as a revolutionary destination for inward investment and business growth