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Places for People Innovation Lab
Startups building smarter construction materials, improved connectivity devices, greater customer engagement, predictive analytics, and future city initiatives, take note!

Leading UK placemaker company, Places for People, are looking to partner and invest with startups and entrepreneurs looking to foster innovation within their business sector. 

Courtesy of their newly launched Innovation Lab, Places for People, a property investment and management company and one of the UK’s leading placemakers, has Places for Peoplelaunched the Innovation Lab to help startup businesses grow through close collaboration, mentorship and targeted investment.

From reimagining physical spaces to serving communities, Places for People has outlined key business areas where they would like to foster innovation including; reimagining physical spaces and construction methods, smarter buildings and asset management, solutions that look to improve their tenants’ living experiences and solutions to help create a better culture and physical environment for its workforce.

Places for People Innovation LabThe Places for People group of award-winning placemaking, property investment and management companies are active throughout the UK and they currently own or manage 198,640 homes and provide services to over 500,000 people.

The Places for People Innovation Lab is part of a group-wide initiative to promote disruptive behaviours within the organisation, embrace new digital methods that will future-proof the business, and ultimately enhance customer experiences. The business ‘accelerator’ programme will operate alongside other internal innovation initiatives to give Places for People teams exposure to entrepreneurial thinking and diverse new products.

Run in partnership with L Marks, a corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor, the ten-week Lab will run from 8th July through Demo-Day on (w/c 9th September 2019).

Selected startups will be given the opportunity to demonstrate and validate their business ideas with one of the UK’s largest placemaking organisations over the course of the collaborative innovation programme, with potential pilot opportunities with 20 specialist companies within the Group and the chance to pitch for investment from Places for People and L Marks.

Applications are open until 23:59:59 on Monday 22 April 2019.

For full details on the opportunity, to read over the main FAQs and category details and to apply, visit

Good luck!

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Published on: 26th March 2019

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