UKCRIC is an integrated research capability with a mission to underpin the renewal, sustainment and improvement of infrastructure and cities in the UK and elsewhere.

UKCRIC engages stakeholders to better understand and address complex infrastructure challenges through collaborative research, and we are always looking for opportunities to help improve situations.

UKCRIC Phase I has been about building the physical research capability. We have initially funded 13 cross-disciplinary lab and urban observatory test facilities. We are beginning to collect, collate and curate large volumes of diverse data about current and proposed infrastructure. This data will enable policies, regulation, systems and capital investments and strategic, tactical and operational decisions to be made on the basis of evidence, analysis and innovation.

UKCRIC does not have a single geographical home. Each academic partner leads a theme and contributes to others, creating a strong collaborative network with multiple centres and connections between them. This spreads the benefits geographically and into teaching programmes throughout higher education in the UK and beyond.

UKCRIC is coordinated by the Coordination Node (CN). The CN provides governance and coordination on behalf of UKCRIC as a whole to ensure that the collective impact of its investments and research is achieved and communicated across and between sectors and communities.

UKCRIC is working to benefit society by encouraging disparate areas of infrastructure to work collaboratively with each other. It is working to improve infrastructure for the benefit of all citizens, and is doing this by adhering all research projects to a set of missions. These missions are designed to facilitate the delivery of interconnected, integrated and multi-disciplinary research programmes and projects.

All of UKCRIC’s research projects are working to contribute to one or more of these missions. We are actively seeking new research collaborations that align with our missions. Please get in touch with us at hello@ukcric.com

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