Helping to optimise the transport network and improve urban infrastructure.

As we emerge from a life-changing year and work out new ways of living, how we move around and connect with our cities is crucial to the next stage of progress. Our mission is to support transport authorities on this transition, while maintaining a privacy-centric, citizen-first approach.

Our artificial intelligence sensors and Smart Junctions signal control gather detailed and anonymous data 24/7 on transport modes, traffic flow and travel patterns, supporting strategic decisions to help optimise the transport network and improve urban infrastructure.

What we're about

Better Data
We believe that cities deserve better datasets. We’re focused on providing unprecedented insight through video analytics to help cities improve their transport network.
Modern Systems
We’re modernising the road transport system. We are building optimisation systems, from real-time prediction, traffic signal control to guiding connected and autonomous vehicles.
We believe that all personal data should be protected. We are dedicated to using privacy-by-design principles to ensure that personal data is not compromised.

The journey so far...

Vivacity Labs is now 5 years old! Read more about our journey so far and learn more about our visionary co-founders.


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Our founders

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    Mark Nicholson
    CEO & Co-founder
    Mark has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Vivacity. Mark co-founded Vivacity Labs with Yang & Peter, who met while designing, manufacturing and racing a road-legal solar-powered car. Subsequently, Mark worked at a top-tier strategic consultancy, supporting board-level decisions for a range of household brands, including Pizza Express and Hertz. Now, Mark combines his technical and commercial experience with a passion for bringing artificial intelligence to the transport systems we all use every day.
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    Yang Lu
    CTO & Co-founder
    Yang is responsible for the technical choices Vivacity makes, and for the team that builds our products. Following his role as Technical Director of Cambridge’s solar car team, Yang spent time at a leading technology consultancy, working on technical solutions from in-ear monitoring using the internet-of-things to high-speed genetic sequencing. As a technology polyglot, with a 1st and Distinction from Cambridge in Engineering, Yang leads Vivacity’s technology development, driving technical excellence across the business.
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    Peter Mildon
    COO & Co-founder
    Peter is responsible for the commercial delivery of Vivacity. After graduating from Cambridge University, Peter joined a leading systems engineering consultancy, heading projects across the oil, civil nuclear, and renewables industries. With substantial process-driven experience under his belt, Peter leads operations at Vivacity, ensuring we deliver on time and to specification, every time.

The Team

We want to put artificial intelligence at the heart of every transport network to make it work better for everyone – and that means bringing together a talented team with diverse experiences, backgrounds and skills.

We are incredibly proud of our people and have inspiring, expert talent across each department. We strive to push the boundaries and deliver beyond expectations, all while supporting each other and enjoying life!

Join us

We’re a rapidly-growing, fast-paced team that thrives on challenge. We encourage an open, collaborative and flexible working environment. We’re transparent in our operations and everyone is given a huge amount of responsibility, and are trusted to deliver.

We want the best of the best and will overcome barriers, such as visa processes, to ensure those people can work with us.


We are taking steps to broaden our approach and actively encourage female applicants to address the lack of women in tech.

Interested in joining the Vivacity team and want to know more?



Keeping citizens’ data secure and private.

Our vision is to provide citizen-centric Smart Cities that make our places more interconnected, greener and safer, and at the heart of this is data privacy. Keeping citizens’ data safe and private is critical to the success of this technology and our privacy-by-design principles.