UK based research and technology organisations can apply for up to £72 million. This is to establish a national core innovation hub to transform the construction sector.

  • Competition opens: Monday 26 March 2018
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 23 May 2018 12:00pm

Innovate UK will invest up to £72 million to establish a core innovation hub (CIH) to transform the UK construction sector.

The core innovation hub will support collaboration across the digital, manufacturing and construction sectors to develop and commercialise digital and manufacturing technologies for the construction sector. The hub consortium will enable these sectors to collaborate to:

  • develop a digitally driven, manufacturing approach to built assets
  • improve construction sector productivity
  • optimise the whole-life performance of those assets

It will lead a programme to develop standards, tools, designs and regulation methods. These will support a sustainable marketplace for digitally driven manufacturing in construction.

Whilst activities in the hub will be undertaken in existing facilities, it is expected that it will actively develop links with other centres, business and academia to support innovation in construction across the UK.

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Total project costs can be up to £72 million. Projects should start on 1 August 2018 and last for 4 years.