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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information

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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC)

CSIC is an international centre of excellence in sensors, data analysis and interpretation, and smart city systems. We develop cutting-edge sensing and data analysis models to provide a powerful platform for delivering data that enables smarter and proactive asset management decision-making, both during construction of new infrastructure and for existing structures.

Underpinning CSIC’s operations is close collaboration with industry. By working with the infrastructure and construction industry, supporting organisations and policy makers, CSIC is able to accelerate implementation of research outputs, delivering value by improving margins, reducing costs and extending the productive life of assets. 

Based at the University of Cambridge, CSIC was founded in April 2011 (Phase 1). CSIC secured a second tranche of funding in 2016 (Phase 2). We are one of seven Innovation and Knowledge Centres (IKC) in the UK, backed and funded by two government bodies – the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK 

"The work of CSIC enables 21st century infrastructure to be planned, constructed and operated using 21st century techniques"

 Professor Andrew McNaughton, Strategic Technical Adviser High Speed Two (HS2)