New home for the Digital Twin Hub – A collaboration with the National Digital Twin Programme

Connected Places Catapult to be the new home of the Digital Twin Hub, the International BIM and CReDO.

Three major programmes established to promote and develop knowledge around digital innovation, today become part of the Connected Places Catapult (CPC). Established by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) at the University of Cambridge, the programmes moving to CPC are the Digital Twin Hub, The International BIM programme and the Climate Resilience Demonstrator project (CReDo).

From April 1st, the programmes will be housed at the Connected Places Catapult to support stronger engagement with multi-sector Industries and better facilitate working across the network of Catapult companies, including Digital Catapult, Energy Systems Catapult and the High-Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Commenting on the transition, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director, CDBB said,   “We are thrilled that the DT Hub, the International BIM and CReDo will continue their respective missions at the forefront of innovation. We celebrate their achievements and look ahead to an era that will extend cooperation, coordination and collaboration across sectors and inspire even greater progress towards our vision of enabling people and the planet to flourish together for generations.”   

Paul Wilson, Chief Business Officer, CPC said,   “Connected Places Catapult has been working with the Centre for Digital Built Britain since its inception and has been an enthusiastic member of the DT Hub since 2020, taking a leading role in the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) collaboration, shown at COP 26. We are delighted to be inheriting the work of the DT Hub, CReDo and International BIM programme and look forward to growing this work with a vibrant and passionate community.”  

The DT Hub was established to provide a voice for the supply and demand of digital twins, to foster collaboration, interoperability, adoption and innovation. It aims to drive a global outlook for digital twin capabilities linked to national activities for cyber physical infrastructure in collaboration with the National Digital Twin programme. 

The International BIM (Business Information Modelling) was established to spearhead the international standardisation and use of digital modelling across the construction sectors.

Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) is a pioneering climate change adaptation digital twin project that provides a practical example of how connected data can improve climate adaptation and resilience across a system of systems. 

Notes to editors

About CDBB  

CDBB (Centre for Digital Built Britain) is a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge. It is also a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub. CDBB seeks to understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, integrate the built environment. A digital built Britain will:    

  • understand what information is needed to enable better through life economic, social and environmental value from our built environment    
  • champion human-centric design of infrastructure and the services they deliver    
  • exploit new and emerging digital construction and manufacturing skills and technology to reduce costs and increase productivity    
  • grow a new career, business and export opportunities for the UK.