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CSIC-BEAM Built Environment Asset Management Innovation Challenge

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre is offering 3 Innovation Awards worth £10K each following the launch of their first Innovation Challenge on Tuesday 19 September in conjunction with the newly launched Built Environment Asset Management Centre (BEAM) at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Following a workshop with leaders of several of Scotland’s leading construction companies and estate owners from the public and private sectors, CSIC put out an open Innovation Challenge to encourage such organisations to seek solutions to their asset management challenges whether these are related to commercial buildings, housing, M&E assets, infrastructure, environment, digital assets or personnel.  Three prizes worth up to £10K each of academic support provided by the BEAM Centre are on offer, to be used to conduct scoping or feasibility studies or potentially small scale R&D studies.  Access can also be supplied to CSIC’s newly launched Innovation Factory.

The BEAM Centre was established to bring together the knowledge and experience of the construction and built environment academics at Glasgow Caledonian University to address industry problems through research and industry collaboration.  Key BEAM themes include: Sustainable Cities & Communities; Construction Project Risk & Value Management and Building Resilience & Environmental Impact.

First stage applications should be submitted by Friday 13 October with full applications to be received by Friday 10 November.  Projects should start in late 2017/early 2018.

For further details and first stage application forms please contact Lucy Black, Head of Business Relationships at CSIC on lblack@cs-ic.org or Professor Billy Hare at BEAM on b.hare@gcu.ac.uk

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