YoUrban Innovations Ltd

We are a group of technology and management professionals whose knowledge, skills and experience spans smart cities, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, connectivity, data, homes, mobility and energy.

Our mission is to support governments and organisations to make the most of new technologies in urban areas. Putting people and the environment first.

We do this by researching, developing and providing advice on digital and smart city strategies, services and technologies to increase the quality of life, sustainability and resilience of citizens, communities and cities.

Active from January 2018, YoUrban is part smart city consultancy and part tech start-up. We feel both complement one another; the consultancy keeping our market knowledge fresh which informs our research and development projects that in turn keep our knowledge of new technologies at the forefront.

Our people:
Co-founder & CEO - Luke Loveridge is a former smart city programme manager at Bristol City Council where he secured a £33m pipeline of technology projects. He is a Member of the ODI, and a Winston Churchill and RSA Fellow. Luke holds an MSc in Leadership and Management from Warwick Business School.

Co-founder & CTO - Silviu Nistor was previously a research engineer at Toshiba Research Labs Europe on communication and energy projects worth nearly £13 million. He has a PhD Electrical Engineering from Cardiff University and is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

Co-founder and CPO: Adam Drake was a robotics/A.I. team leader at Babcock Defence Systems Technology. At Babcock he oversaw​ the​ ​hardware​ and software integration phase of a £5m NATO project. Adam has a BEng in Robotics from UWE and is a member of Institute​ of​ Engineering​ ​and Technology and the British Computer Society.

Our values:
1. Trustworthy - We will act with fairness, integrity and honesty
2. Professional - We will hold ourselves to high standards
3. Reliable - We will do what we say we are going to do
4. Delivery and outcome focussed - We will have a relentless focus on getting things done
5. Creative - We will think creatively in how to tackle problems
6. Smart - We will work smarter and be agile
7. Resilient - We will support each other and share our knowledge
8. Sustainable - We will do no harm to society or the environment