UKCRIC Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory

The UKCRIC Bristol Collaboratory will establish Bristol as a ‘living laboratory’ and support transdisciplinary communities of academics, industry and citizens to address shared infrastructure and city problems.

Our City’s collaborative ethos is reflected on our Urban Observatory’s name as well as our approach, where co-production is at the heart of establishing research capabilities that study and address the challenges of modern infrastructure across sectors. At the Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory, we develop the capability, skills and interactions between stakeholders that are required to deliver the next generation of infrastructure systems.

Dr Theo Tryfonas, UKCRIC Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory Lead

By bringing together a range of initiatives and activities (Bristol Is Open, smart infrastructure test beds, Bristol City Council and the University’s innovative Engine Shed), the Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory will create accessible engagement and co-production spaces open to citizens and young people.

Relocatable laboratories will also take UKCRIC activities into schools and communities that would not normally have access to or engage with such activities.


For more information please contact Dr Theo Tryfonas.

This new £2M facility will be part of the UKCRIC national network of urban laboratories.

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