The city of Glasgow is to benefit from an additional £24 million in Government funding to boost science and technology, science minister David Willetts announced.
Mr Willetts said that the money would go towards making Glasgow "a model of what a future city could look like and how it could run".
Glasgow City Council won the funding through the Technology Strategy Board after a competition with other cities around the UK to become a "large-scale demonstrator" of future technologies for urban living.
The money will go towards projects to improve transport and mobility, promote healthy living, address community safety and fear of crime and enhance energy efficiency.
Mr Willetts said that the cash would allow Glasgow to trial technologies and systems which would later be adopted by cities in Britain and around the world.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Where Glasgow leads, the rest of the country follows, and I think the rest of the world follows.
"This is about what is going to happen in Sao Paulo and Lagos. These are export opportunities."