The Belfast Digital Innovation Partnership was successfully introduced with the involvement of all agreed upon organisations, with the publishing of a city-wide Triple-Helix Governance Framework.
The created roadmap during the implementation process had highlighted a number of common initiatives, which with consent of the Triple-Helix Governance Board, were able to be proceeded on, tackling some of the most complex urban challenges in the city and surrounding area.
The culture of collaboration enabled through the creation of the partnership has helped support the many aspects of Belfast’s urban innovation ecosystem, making the city better equipped to develop in a sustainable and socio-economically beneficial way for all.
Most notably, the partnership led to the creation of the Belfast Smart District project, developing a major innovation area in the city-centre. Key elements of this include facing post-Covid recovery challenges, urban mobility demands and answering questions pertaining to the future of the high street and its role within a healthy urban life for citizens.