The Digital Twin Hub will transfer from the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to run under the auspices of an industry/catapult partnership at the Connected Places Catapult (CPC) from 1 April.
In a statement, the Digital Twin Hub said: “The transition of the 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 Hub was launched by CDBB in March 2020 as part of the National Digital Twin programme. In two years, Hub membership has grown from an initial group of six to more than 3,500 individuals, representing more than 1,600 organisations from nearly 80 countries.
Alexandra Bolton, CDBB executive director, said: “We are thrilled that the 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.”
Paul Wilson, chief business officer at CPC, said: “The Catapult has been working with CDBB since its inception and has been an enthusiastic member of the Hub since 2020, taking a leading role in the Climate Resilience Demonstrator collaboration, shown at COP26. We are delighted to be inheriting the work of the Hub and look forward to growing the work of this vibrant and passionate community.”
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