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The National Digital Twin Programme’s Digital Twin Hub has been working with digital collaboration platform specialist Axis to produce an online meeting tool based on the Digital Twin Toolkit report, released earlier this year, containing knowledge and expert advice from existing digital twin users. The Digital Twin Toolkit Collaborative Workshop will help organisations to create a successful business case for a digital twin.   

The Digital Twin (DT) Toolkit report was published in February 2021 with contributions from members of the DT Hub to help organisations accelerate the journey toward a digital twin.   

Now, this information and methodology has been captured in an online collaborative workshop platform, free to users and easy to use in today’s working environment. It means that those interested in working towards a digital twin can bring together the right colleagues to make those first important steps, and for those with a digital twin in operation, to scale the work they have already carried out.  

The desire to create a digital twin may be founded on a strategy and planning need, to manage assets, or for assurance purposes. The DT Toolkit Collaborative Workshop works across these scenarios and has been built to recognise that organisations are at different stages in their journeys. To meet these needs, the collaborative workshop tool has three different templates:  

  • At the first level, the workshop helps teams think about why their organisation needs a digital twin and what it can be used for.   

  • Level two acknowledges that digital twins are a well understood concept across an organisation and seen as strategically important. This workshop will define the scale use cases that can deliver rapid and material impact.   

  • The third level template is for organisations where a digital twin is up and running and the use case roadmap is defined. Here, the objective is to look at progress and agree how to accelerate and scale value.  

Bola Abisogun OBE, UrbanIS and a member of the DT Toolkit team said,   

‘We have been working to find ways that make it easier for everyone to see how digital twin technology can optimise asset performance and infrastructure operations, ultimately moving organisations to a level where they achieve sustainable outcomes. In my field, this will enable industry action on digital twins for social housing in line with incoming government legislation for building safety and retrofitting, and help us to achieve net zero by 2050.   

The DT collaborative workshop is one of the most exciting developments I can think of to lead us into a new era of combining the physical and digital worlds to make all this happen. The collaborative workshop fills a much-needed space for organisations to align the concept and their ambition for a digital twin with a wider context and strategy by getting the required cross-organisational representation and senior team on board."  

Discover the Digital Twin Toolkit Collaborative Workshop