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Rural Technologies was created for a simple reason. Its founders have backgrounds in technology and its application to real world problems. The more they looked at the digital world; the more they saw the creation of a two-tiered society resulting from strong urban presumptions.

Everywhere is covered in cities and most towns for mobile and broadband. Yet there are whitespots all over rural areas for these services and some won’t be covered until the mid-2020’s. Much is talked about Industry4.0 and changes in work-life balance accelerated by Covid, yet what is overlooked is that parts of the countryside are already there.

In a net-zero carbon world, a fundamental challenge for the rural economy will be transport. This affects how society works, lives, plays, studies and ages. The concepts of mobility as a service do not cover rural areas yet underpin future transport use.

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Tech Director's Apology: True Sustainability Matters

I’ll freely admit that I’m probably not the most diplomatic person in the world says our Tech Director. Read more

Time Flies When Projects Start

Our MERGeS project manager has told us that today is a scary day. Read more

We Won !

Yesterday, the Geospatial Commission in partnership with Innovate UK announced their 28 winners of the £2M transport location data competition. Read more

A Turning Urban Tide?

When talking about tides, people’s thoughts turn to holidays countryside and the incoming sea. Read more

The Team

Rural Technologies Ltd has a small core team but works collaboratively with a large number of partners and specialists.  These include IT companies, universities, councils, economic partnerships, transport consultancies, innovation and environmental and sustainability organisations. Read more

About

Rural Technologies founders have backgrounds in technology and its application to real world problems. This stretches back to the 1980’s and the launch of the analogue and laptop computing. Since then, the world as moved ever faster and become increasingly digital. Read more