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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

The Gemini Programme of the Centre for Digital Built Britian’s National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) have today released the Digital Twin (DT) Toolkit. This toolkit is a simple guide outlining the key areas of consideration in the approach to developing digital twins.

The development of the DT Toolkit came as a response to a question from members of the NDTp’s Digital Twin Hub, "Where do I begin with digital twins?".

The Gemini programme, set up to develop resources to support the DT Hub community of members developing digital twins, assembled a team of people who have been through, or are going through, digital twin journeys of their own. This toolkit team brought with them a spectrum of perspectives and expertise spanning the breadth of industry from consulting, technology development, legal and from academia to share their learning and knowledge with the community.

The DT Toolkit is a practical guide which focuses on purpose - guiding its user through a use case framework for articulating digital twin purpose and presenting a library of relevant case studies of digital twins that have been developed, or are being developed, hosted on the DT Hub. The toolkit also provides a roadmap which outlines the steps an organisation needs to go through to implement a digital twin. Within the toolkit is a template which has been carefully considered and created for users to build a business case, which can then be presented to stakeholders and decision makers in order to get sign off for a digital twin.

The DT Toolkit along with the business case template and case studies, can all be freely accessed on the DT Hub by registered members. (you can register for free via this link). Set up on the principle of ‘learning by doing and progress through sharing’, the DT Hub actively encourages and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to enable a nation of digital twins, and supporting the growth of connected digital twins built on the foundation of the Gemini Principles.  

This edition of the toolkit is the beginning of collecting shared learning for the benefit of the whole community and we encourage feedback on the toolkit and its further development.

Find out more and access the DT Toolkit