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NCE TechFest 2019

i3P Would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the brilliant 2019 NCE TechFest Event. I think we can all agree it was a good day for i3P with both reports well received and great enthusiasm and interest for the i3P SME Engagement Programme. A more substantial write up will…

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Could your chemical innovation help transform the construction industry?

ISCF Transforming Construction programme is now open, with the ‘whole-life asset performance’ theme of particular relevance to the chemicals sector. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Transforming Construction (TC) programme is now inviting CR&D project bids for a share of £10M.  As KTN has previously described, the chemicals sector has the capability to help deliver…

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PRESS RELEASE: i3P launches its 2019 Annual Report ‘Innovating the future of Infrastructure’ and the ‘Innovation Investment Priorities’ Report.

This week sees the official launch of i3P’s first ever Annual Report, as well as the Innovation Investment Priorities Report.   i3P 2019 Annual Report – Innovating the future of Infrastructure   i3P is a client-led community of organisations with a focus on innovation. Its purpose is to transform the performance of the infrastructure sector, delivering…

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Transforming Construction Network Plus (N+) | Round 2: Funding Call

The second round of funding calls for Small Projects is now open for applications. As part of this ambition there is up to £600,000 to invest in a raft of new research projects, which will address the biggest problems facing the construction industry, in line with the expectations of the Industrial Strategy and the Transforming Construction…

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Transforming construction Competition opportunities

We have been approached by a number of organisations who are looking for partners or support from i3P members for their bids into the current ISCF Transforming Construction Competition.  If any of the ideas here might fit into what you are doing or you are interested in then please let us know and the relevant…

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Network Rail SBRI Competitions

innovation in automated tunnel examination Network Rail to invest up to £1.5 million, plus VAT. This will support the development and demonstration of new capability in automated tunnel examination. The competition process is managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. The competition supports the objectives of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) funding strategy…

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Can a focus on carbon drive innovation?

i3P’s Atkins representative has had an article published in ICE about the challenges of Carbon innovation. Carbon is no longer at the periphery of projects – it’s becoming a key focus for project teams and the infrastructure industry as a whole. Jon Casey of Atkins discusses how it can deliver wider innovation benefits.    …

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Scotland’s £7.5m boost for electric vehicle infrastructure

A new Scottish £7.5m public and private sector partnership is aiming to deliver more electric vehicle charging points and supporting infrastructure across the country. The partnership includes Scottish government funding of £5m via Transport Scotland, and at least an additional £2.5m from SP Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). It will deliver…

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Crossrail Progress Update

Mark Wild  CEO if Crossrail gives the lates progress update.  Opening on track betweeen October 2020 and March 2021.   Clik here for details.  

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