Lead Innovation Partners:
With innovation running through the whole event, Futurebuild announced the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) Transforming Construction Challenge partners joined forces as its Lead Innovation Partner. The Challenge is made up of three organisations - The Active Building Centre, the Construction Innovation Hub, and the Transforming Construction Network Plus. Together, these organisations are unleashing and nurturing the construction sector’s innovative potential by working with industry and academia to drive change in how we build our buildings. They want to ensure we build safer, healthier, more affordable, more energy efficient buildings which deliver better outcomes for those who use them and for wider society.
The centrepiece of the partners’ presence at Futurebuild 2020 was a centrally located Innovation Lounge. With the Challenge offering a range of opportunities for UK-based researchers and businesses, the lounge provided visitors with the opportunity to meet with experts across the three organisations, and find out how they can become involved.