By bringing together a range of initiatives and activities (Bristol Is Open, smart infrastructure test beds, Bristol City Council and the University’s innovative Engine Shed), the Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory will create accessible engagement and co-production spaces open to citizens and young people.
Relocatable laboratories will also take UKCRIC activities into schools and communities that would not normally have access to or engage with such activities.
Both Bristol facilities are at the conceptual design stage and the UKCRIC project team are working with academic, industry and other stakeholders to co-design these facilities to meet a range of stakeholders’ needs.
If you are interested in learning more, being directly involved in the development of our facilities, or want to discuss ways in which you could use the facilities to progress your research, please contact Professor Anastasios Sextos.
"Our City’s collaborative ethos is reflected on our Urban Observatory’s name as well as our approach, where co-production is at the heart of establishing research capabilities that study and address the challenges of modern infrastructure across sectors. At the Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory, we develop the capability, skills and interactions between stakeholders that are required to deliver the next generation of infrastructure systems."
DR THEO TRYFONAS, UKCRIC BRISTOL INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATORY LEAD
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