by BIM Academy | August 17, 2020 | 2 min read
A consortium of North East organisations renowned for driving transformation in the global construction market have been shortlisted for the chance to secure up to £50million to boost the region’s economy.
Led by Northumbria University, Newcastle, the International Centre for Connected Construction – known as IC3 – is one of just 17 projects from around the country that will receive £50,000 in seed corn funding.
The funding, announced on Tuesday 11 August, will enable the project team to prepare a detailed bid for up to £50million from UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund – a competitive scheme to support significant local economic growth using a place-based approach to research and innovation funding.
Bringing together a wealth of expertise from across the North East, IC3 is designed to attract more investment, skills, and jobs to the region. It proposes to provide a range of interventions to build on the impressive reputation of the North East as a hotbed of innovation in digital construction.
The IC3 consortium is led by Northumbria University, in partnership with Arup, BIM Academy, Cundall, Dynamo North East, NBS, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University, North East Local Enterprise Partnership, North Star Ventures, Ryder Architecture, Space Group, Waterstons and Womble Bond Dickinson.
Visit the Northumbria University’s website to read the full story on this funding bid.
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