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Design and trial smart energy systems: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £41.5 million to organise world-leading practical demonstrations of smart energy systems or to design new models. Innovate UK has up to £41.5 million to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and…

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Balfour Beatty nets five-year £50m contract for Network Rail repair work

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a five-year Reactive Building and Civils Contract by Network Rail for rail infrastructure repairs and projects along the Great Western route from London to Penzance. The £50m deal will require the group to carry out works at short notice and in order to service the contract, Balfour Beatty will open…

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Infrastructure and delivering the industrial strategy – short survey

Infrastructure Intelligence and leading infrastructure legal practice Burges Salmon are teaming up to canvass the views of the industry to find out how the public and private sectors will collaborate to deliver the government’s industrial strategy. Infrastructure is absolutely central to the successful delivery of the UK’s industrial strategy. Many industry bodies and think tanks have…

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Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform (i3P) appoints new Programme Chairs.

The Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform (i3P) – an independent innovation community governed by representatives from its member organisations is extremely pleased to announce the dual chair appointments to Mark Thurston CEO HS2 and Phil Wilbraham, Planning and Programmes Director, Heathrow Airport           As a primary driver for innovation in the UK infrastructure…

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Robert Jenrick MP delivers speech on ‘Improving Infrastructure Delivery’ to mark the 200th anniversary of Institution of Civil Engineers.

“Infrastructure is essential as we begin to tackle our age old productivity challenge and prepare the wider economy for the future. The infrastructure we are developing needs to be adaptable to fast growing technological change. From autonomous vehicles, to electric cars, to new forms of broadband.   We are building HS2 – the first new…

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Let’s pave the way for the digital transformation of our industry

Mott MacDonald’s Richard Shennan looks at six key areas he believes are central to digital transformation in the construction and infrastructure sector. Increasing demands, limited resources. The age-old task of our industry has been to find the most efficient solutions to the world’s toughest problems, and this challenge has only become more acute due to…

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i3P Spark Awards Video

Billed as the biggest innovation opportunity of the year-the i3P Spark Awards was held in March 2018 at London’s historic Tobacco Dock, within striking distance of Tech City and London’s financial hub. Watch the event video here

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Tech sector backs British AI industry with multi million pound investment

More than 50 leading businesses and organisations have contributed to the development of a £1 billion deal to put the nation at the forefront of the artificial intelligence industry, featuring almost £300 million of new private sector investment. The deal between government and industry, announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark and Digital Secretary Matt Hancock…

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