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July 2018 General Research Call

Call for Research Projects The Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) invites proposals from eligible research teams for research projects aligned with the CDBB mission to develop and demonstrate policy and practical insights that will enable the exploitation of new and emerging technologies, data and analytics to enhance the natural and built environment, thereby driving up commercial competitiveness and productivity, as well as citizen quality of life and well-being’.

Collaborative research projects between UK academics, industry, practitioners, and policy makers are encouraged. Successful applicants are required to provide interim and final reports of key findings at appropriate points during the research project and to participate in knowledge exchange activity including events, communications materials and case studies. 

Project selection will be based oncriteria including research quality, practical applicability, potential impact in the short/mid-term, interdisciplinary approach, and value for money. The call is for applications ranging from £50,000 to £250,000 (to include VAT if relevant) for a period of nine months.

CDBB is searching for multiple projects covering different disciplines to support the breadth of the Centre’s mission. There will be opportunities for collaboration between the projects during the funding period. The funding period is from the 10thof October 2018 to the 10thof July 2019.

Key dates: 

Call for research proposals

30th July 2018

Closing date for receipt of proposals

23:59 hrs 8th September 2018

Panel review and prioritisation

9th September - 9th October 2018

Expected Start Date of Research Projects

10th October 2018

Latest Completion Date of Research Projects

10th July 2019

For full details view the Call for General Research Projects document and Application Form.

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The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment.

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Toward Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains in the Built Environment

Jun 28, 2019

3M Buckley Innovation Centre Hudderfield, HD1 3BD, UK

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The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

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