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ISCF Transforming Construction CR&D & Demonstrators Round 2 - Birmingham

Event details
Friday, 6 September 2019
9:30 am – 14:30 pm
The next and final round of R&D funding will open on the 28th August 2019.

As part of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge within the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a £420m Construction Sector Deal was announced in 2018.  A key part of the Sector Deal is an investment by the Government of £170m in the Transforming Construction Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in line with the Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP) Strategy and the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy (TIES).



The Government has an ambitious vision for this sector – halving the energy use of new buildings by 2030; delivering new construction assets at a third of the cost and significantly quicker; providing assets that are cheaper to run, smarter, safer with lower emissions; and ultimately creating cleaner air.

The Construction Sector Deal sets out an ambitious partnership between the industry and Government that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce.

The Transforming Construction ISCF Challenge within the Sector Deal, aims to transform the efficiency of construction techniques through digital technologies like Business Information Modelling; reduce running costs through energy generation and storage technologies; and conduct research and development and demonstration programmes supporting innovations.


What is the Opportunity?

The next and final round of R&D funding will open on the 28th August 2019.

Delivered by Innovate UK, part of UKRI, the funding will include investment of up to £10min a Collaborative R&D programme, and up to £26m in a Demonstrator programme.

£10m MMC, Digital and Whole-Life Performance (CR&D) Programme: UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10m for CR&D projects that go beyond the state-of-the-art in improving productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector.

£26m Demonstrator Programme: An investment of up to £26m is available in Demonstrator projects that demonstrate improvements in productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector. These will include new validations of business models, digital approaches to design, construction and management, advancements in modern methods of construction and approaches to whole-life performance of a building or assets.


This Briefing Event will provide:

  • an opportunity to hear about the scope of the competitions in more detail from the competition team
  • opportunities to network and develop ideas and partnerships for the competition
  • an opportunity to meet and explore ideas with UKRI and wider stakeholders


Not able to attend in Birmingham? There will also be additional events across the UK as follows:

London, 4th September (also available via webcast)

Cardiff, 5th September

Belfast, 11th September

Glasgow, 12th September


Follow the link below to find out more & register.


You are strongly encouraged to review the competition documents, webinar recording and supporting documents (Construction Sector Deal, TIP Strategy) before registering your interest in attending one of the events.

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