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SHIFT is currently run under the umbrella of the London Legacy Development Corporation, the organization behind Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park formed in April 2012. Its purpose is using the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of the London 2012 Games and the creation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to develop a dynamic new heart for east London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK.

The project brings together business, academia, government and local communities to find and scale solutions to the major challenges of city live and focuses on 3 impact areas: finding solutions to the climate emergency and London’s 2030 net-zero mission, boosting physical and mental health outcomes through innovation and upgrading mobility systems to be low-carbon, safe, accessible, affordable and efficient.

SHIFT currently has a surface area of 560 acres and gathers 400 resident companies and runs the future industries demonstrator programme which supports London-based SMEs with direct financial and non-financial support to pilot, validate and scale up their solutions. 

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    London, United Kingdom
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    Area of Innovation
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