Timeline

Timeline

  • Industry and UKCRIC Round Table, London

    Industry partners attending included Mott MacDonald, ARUP, Laing o'Rourke, Balfour Beatty, Infrastructure Projects Authority.

  • Coordination Node established

    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.

  • CORONA pump priming funding awarded

  • PLEXUS pump priming funding awarded

  • UKCRIC launched at International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure London 2017

  • Capital grants awarded to UKCRIC test facilities, Urban Observatories and DAFNI

  • International peer review

    International peer review of the Business Case for UKCRIC by the then Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

  • EPSRC peer review of the UKCRIC Science Case

  • Visioning workshop

    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

    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).