i3P’s leadership team will be taking part in discussions at two industry events in London this week: the International Symposia for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI) and NCE TechFest.
On Wednesday, 13th September, Roger Bailey, i3P Forum member and Asset Management Director, Tideway, will contribute to a panel on Future Research and Innovation Agendas for Next Generation Infrastructure Systems at ISNGI.
The panel will be a parallel session which will run from 15.30-16.30 at One Great George Street.
Alongside Roger will be panel chair Prof. Gordon Masterson of the University of Edinburgh, Clare Wildfire of Mott MacDonald, and Prof. William Powrie of the University of Southampton and UKCRIC.
In the context of the infrastructure industry having a record of being less innovative than other industries and having an immature research base in the UK, the session will examine how UKCRIC will start to enhance the research base and offer thoughts on what else is needed . It will address the innovations that are critical to the success of future programmes across all sectors and skill sets.
At NCE TechFest on Wednesday, 14th September, Maggie Brown, ILG member and Innovation Manager, EDF Energy-Hinkley Point C, will give a TED-style talk on i3P, covering its aims, ambitions and the journey so far.
Maggie will take a look at i3P’s key priorities and next steps, as well as addressing any challenges around industry-wide collaborative innovation and i3P’s position alongside other industry bodies.
The session, chaired by NCE deputy editor Alexandra Wynne, runs from 13:30-14:25 at Hilton London Bankside. During this time, there will also be presentations from Alastair Johnson of MTC and Steve Kaye of Anglian Water, with an opportunity for questions from the floor.