The Centre for Digital Built Britain announces a new phase for the Digital Twin Hub

With effect from 1 April 2022, the Digital Twins (DT) Hub will transition from its current home at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to an Industry/Catapult partnership housed at Connected Places Catapult (CPC).

The DT Hub motto, ‘Learn by doing and progress by sharing’ and its work ethic also complements the CPC mission, to ‘Connect people, places and businesses to a future of sustainable growth and prosperity’.

CDBB will have completed its mission on the National Digital Twin programme, creating the world-leading platform and community that is the DT Hub, ensuring it is ready for this new chapter of innovation and knowledge exchange.

The transition of the DT Hub to the Industry/Catapult partnership housed at CPC will allow the community to accelerate its growth and address new and exciting project areas across the public and private sectors. It will be an opportunity to reach different people and industry sectors, scale innovation, expand resources and increase knowledge exchange.

The DT Hub was launched by CDBB in March 2020 as part of the National Digital Twin programme. In two years, DT Hub membership numbers have grown from an initial group of six to over 3,500 individuals, representing more than 1,600 organisations from over 77 countries.

A meeting point for people wherever they are on their digital twin journey, the DT Hub is the ‘go-to’ place for those wanting to find out more about connected digital twins. It has shown the need and desire for a digital twin community, and that collaboration, connection, and knowledge exchange are vital if we are to achieve connected digital twins across the built and natural environments. 

“We are thrilled that the DT Hub will continue its mission at the forefront of innovation. We celebrate its 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.” 

Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director, CDBB

“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 Hub and look forward to growing the work of this vibrant and passionate community.

Paul Wilson, Chief Business Officer, Connected Places Catapult