By bringing together a range of initiatives and activities (Bristol Is Opensmart, infrastructure test beds at Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Floating Harbour, Bristol City Council and the University’s innovative Engine Shed), the Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory has created accessible engagement and co-production spaces open to citizens and young people.
Relocatable laboratories also take UKCRIC activities into schools and communities that would not normally have access to or engage with such activities. The Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory partnered with DAFNI to develop an immersive data presentation facility to support these important engagement activities which form a key part to support co-production methodologies.
"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."
PROF. THEO TRYFONAS, UKCRIC BRISTOL INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATORY LEAD
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