Industry partners attending included Mott MacDonald, ARUP, Laing o'Rourke, Balfour Beatty, Infrastructure Projects Authority.
Coordinating activity (termed the “Coordination Node”, CN) established to make best use of the UKCRIC capital investments. Funding was allocated for a period of 42 months from 1 October 2017, subject to a review of progress after 12 months.
International peer review of the Business Case for UKCRIC by the then Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Infrastructure leaders, experts and ambassadors took part in a workshop to develop a ‘collective’ vision for UKCRIC research to drive investment, identifying persistent challenges and potential research projects to address these.
Capital funding of ~£130m, matched by contributions from industry and the founding universities (total investment £276m) totalling was subsequently agreed by Government in the 2015 Budget and Autumn Statement, at the request of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS; formally BIS).