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CSIC responds to the NIC Technology Study Call for Evidence

last modified Mar 29, 2017 08:56 AM
In response to a request from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) launched a four-week call for evidence on 15 February this year to identify which emerging technologies have the most potential for improving infrastructure productivity. The NIC will make recommendations to government on what actions it should consider to support deployment.

CSIC’s report for the Department for Transport (DfT), titled Promoting Adoption of Smart Infrastructure Solutions in the Transport Sector, was specifically mentioned in the Chancellor’s request to the NIC as relevant work to be built upon.

CSIC, in a joint response to the call with the Department of Civil Engineering, proposed three areas of ‘Smart’ innovation key to the future success of ensuring the capacity, efficiency, reliability and resilience of UK infrastructure, that have the potential to create system change over the next 10-30 years:  Digital Build Britain, sensor technology and data analysis and interpretation.

The commission’s assessment and recommendations will be reported back to government by the end of 2017.

The NIC was established in October 2015 to carry out independent and unbiased assessments of the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs and monitor the government’s and industry’s progress in meeting them.


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