International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF)

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Civil Environmental and Geomatic Eng

Abstract

Compared to many parts of the world, the UK has under-invested in its infrastructure in recent decades. It now faces many challenges in upgrading its infrastructure so that it is appropriate for the social, economic and environmental challenges it will face in the remainder of the 21st century. A key challenge involves taking into account the ways in which infrastructure systems in one sector increasingly rely on other infrastructure systems in other sectors in order to operate. These interdependencies mean failures in one system can cause follow-on failures in other systems. For example, failures in the water system might knock out electricity supplies, which disrupt communications, and therefore transportation, which prevent engineers getting to the original problem in the water infrastructure. These problems now generate major economic and social costs. Unfortunately they are difficult to manage because the UK infrastructure system has historically been built, and is currently operated and managed, around individual infrastructure sectors.

Because many privatised utilities have focused on operating infrastructure assets, they have limited experience in producing new ones or of understanding these interdependencies. Many of the old national R&D laboratories have been shut down and there is a lack of capability in the UK to procure and deliver the modern infrastructure the UK requires. On the one hand, this makes innovation risky. On the other hand, it creates significant commercial opportunities for firms that can improve their understanding of infrastructure interdependencies and speed up how they develop and test their new business models. This learning is difficult because infrastructure innovation is undertaken in complex networks of firms, rather than in an individual firm, and typically has to address a wide range of stakeholders, regulators, customers, users and suppliers. Currently, the UK lacks a shared learning environment where these different actors can come together and explore the strengths and weaknesses of different options. This makes innovation more difficult and costly, as firms are forced to 'learn by doing' and find it difficult to anticipate technical, economic, legal and societal constraints on their activity before they embark on costly development projects.

The Centre will create a shared, facilitated learning environment in which social scientists, engineers, industrialists, policy makers and other stakeholders can research and learn together to understand how better to exploit the technical and market opportunities that emerge from the increased interdependence of infrastructure systems. The Centre will focus on the development and implementation of innovative business models and aims to support UK firms wishing to exploit them in international markets. The Centre will undertake a wide range of research activities on infrastructure interdependencies with users, which will allow problems to be discovered and addressed earlier and at lower cost. Because infrastructure innovations alter the social distribution of risks and rewards, the public needs to be involved in decision making to ensure business models and forms of regulation are socially robust. As a consequence, the Centre has a major focus on using its research to catalyse a broader national debate about the future of the UK's infrastructure, and how it might contribute towards a more sustainable, economically vibrant, and fair society.

Beneficiaries from the Centre's activities include existing utility businesses, entrepreneurs wishing to enter the infrastructure sector, regulators, government and, perhaps most importantly, our communities who will benefit from more efficient and less vulnerable infrastructure based services.

Planned Impact

The outputs from the Centre address real-world problems in both the public and private sectors. To this end, our work streams on 'Innovative Business Models' and 'Knowledge Exchange' are closely coupled and the Centre's approach is rooted in a 'Learning and Dissemination Framework' designed to engage users with the Centre's research and build routes to impact. The impact plan is aligned with the HM Treasury Green Book for 'Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government' to achieve a meaningful improvement in the design, delivery, finance and management of efficient, sustainable, resilient UK infrastructure. Beneficiaries are spread across a wide variety of industrial sectors, government agencies, and business interests. The Centre will galvanise contributions from these disparate communities and offer leadership and ambition to generate national direction and global impact. In addition to the core sectoral players in energy, transport, water, IT, and waste networks, our achievements will impact a range of commercial, governmental, and citizen groups.

Commercial actors such as utility operators, investment groups, and consultancy firms will draw value from being involved in shaping vanguard business models and public/private investment platforms, as well as benefiting directly from their testing and application. In the longer term, both industrial and financial organisations will benefit from ownership of a broadly legitimized portfolio of infrastructure investment and management options, from a deeper understanding of the risk - reward profile of different business models, and from the incorporation of relevant protocols into the design codes and standards of professional organisations. Industrial and commercial entities will also profit from the evolution of a common cross-sector infrastructure vocabulary which will be cultivated via the various engagement events hosted by the Centre. These impacts will enhance the domestic and international economic competitiveness of a substantial number of UK businesses.

The regulatory community will benefit from a structured and broadly informed consideration of the feasibility of a cross sectoral or super-regulator able to internalise interdependencies. The Centre's review of the appropriate allocation of the range of risks deriving from infrastructure operations will also be of significance to this community. Regulatory bodies as well as local and national government will benefit from a previously unexposed evidence base upon which to posit policy and regulatory interventions, and from a set of entirely new models of interaction with the private sector, and new models of governance. In the longer term government can also expect increased tax take from the global profits of UK infrastructure/financing/consulting.

The Centre will have significant and lasting impact on the networked utility sector (both private and public) through a series of at least 20 structured seminars, workshops and debates over the course of the Centre's lifespan, with expected involvement of more than 300 senior policy makers, academics and industrialists from across the water, waste, ICT, energy and transport sectors. It will also generate a step-change in the UK's skills capacity in relevant areas through training a new cohort of multidisciplinary infrastructure specialists at both MSc and PhD levels.

Ultimately, the value of the investment made in both this and the second funded centre must be judged by the improved robustness and efficiency of the nation's infrastructure base. In this context, we are resolved that communities across the country, but particularly those in our urban conurbations, will enjoy more reliable and affordable networked utility services in the future, thereby enhancing quality of life as well as health and safety. The public will be able to engage with, and keep informed of, the Centre's activities though a web site, social media, and a series of public events.

Organisations

Publications

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Description The development of new business models for interdependent multi scale multi sector infrastructure services and sytems across all of its lifetime is now a critical issee to HMG and the UK. Interaction with the National Infrastructure Commission and the Infrastructure and Projects authority on the basis of the work carried out in ICIF has shown considerable traction and guidelines, consultation documents and white papers are showing significant changes as a result of ICIF work.
UK business is now in active converstaion with ICIF members on how to take forward the findings in commercial and regulatory practice; the PI has been elected to be a special adviser to the National Infrastrucure Commission; CIs hold anumber of advisoty roles in other public infatsructure bodies
International impact has occurred through conversations with the Chief scientist of Australia and senior figures in Singapore government. attendance at four ISNGI events has also shown considerable impact on global research
Exploitation Route The positions and connections that have been developed and are described above will be matured and expanded within the UKCRIC programme envelope; it is considered likely that we will continue to use the ICIF construct for the international element of UKCRIC.
See http://www.ukcric.com/
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL http://www.icif.ac.uk/
 
Description Consultations by National infrastructure Commission Guidance documents for all Public sector infrastructure projects by HMT and IPA Development of business cases for infrastructure research by Australian Federal and State govts and NZ national governments Advice to very wide range of government and city governments in UK
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 4 Responses to National Infrastructure Commission - Call for Ideas Consultation Proposals for the National infrastructure commission to undertake the following special studies: Systemic Principles and Infrastructure Study (resilience, carbon mitigation, flood management, climate change preparedness, sustainablity) Outcome-Oriented Performance Indicators_Proof of Concept Study Infrastructure Systems UK Learning from International Best Practise Study A Specific study to Identify Public Expectations of Infrastructure Outcomes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Hiteva, R. and Dolan, T. 2017, The National Infrastructure Assessment - A Transformative Opportunity For UK Infrastructure, Policy Brief
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=policy-brief---infrastructure-final.pdf&site=...
 
Description ICIF Response to National Infrastructure Commission Consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/national-infrastructure-commission
 
Description ICIF Response to National Infrastructure Commission on Consultation on National Infrastructure Assessment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.icif.ac.uk/networks/123/portfolio.html#t81
 
Description Interdependecies Study Group, HM Treasury
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improve the financial knowledge of the infrastructure interdependecies. national economic growth
 
Description Interdependency Planning & Management Framework (IP&MF) adopted into HMT Supplementary Guidance to Green Book: Valuing Infrastructure Spend
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/417822/PU1798_Valuing_Infr...
 
Description National Infrastructure Commission - technologies for research investment - response to national consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nic-launch-technology-study-call-for-evidence
 
Description Response to National Infrastructure Commission Consultation #1
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.icif.ac.uk/networks/123/item.html?id=332
 
Description Response to the European Union Committee Energy and Environment Sub-Committee's Call for Evidence on EU Energy Governance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/eu-energy-environment-subcommittee/EU-energy-gov...
 
Description Response to the Parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry into Low carbon network infrastructure
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change...
 
Description EPSRC/Energy Systems Catapult Whole Energy Systems Scoping Studies
Amount £51,495 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R002339/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description ESRC Future Leaders
Amount £150,295 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N016815/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description Reducing Industrial Energy Demand (REDIMS))
Amount £505,568 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P004636/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Title Bacs Account Switching Agent Based Model (ABM) Proof of Concept 
Description Agent Based Model incorporating the Leaning Journey Framework and its influence on account switching behaviour. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Further collaboration and development of the model. Improved understanding of potential interventions. 
 
Description "Black Sky" Infrastructure and Societal Resilience Workshop Monday 16th January 2017 
Organisation Electric Infrastructure Security Council
Country United States of America 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We collaborated to host an event at the Royal Society in London on 16 January 2017. Content for the event was led by ICIF with support from other collaborators. Invitations to the event was led by ICIF with support from UKCRIC. Members of the ICIF research team gave five of the 12 presentations on the day. Two members of the ICIF team gave keynote addresses for the day. The event was convened by ICIF project manager. Presentations from the event, and delegate list were made available through ICIF and UKCRIC websites
Collaborator Contribution The event was funded by EISC. The vast majority a pre-event administration was provided by UKCRIC. Whilst ICIF led on inviting the speakers this was a collaborative effort with EISC and Cambridge University Cambridge University led on arranging the venue at the Royal Society Invitations to the event was led by ICIF with support from UKCRIC.
Impact A full set presentations from the event is available at http://www.icif.ac.uk/networks/123/portfolio.html#t90 Additionally, one ICIF speaker will be collaborating further with a guest from an American university. Subsequent to this event, ICIF, EISC, UKCRIC and the Encore + Network are in discussion about future collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Black Sky" Infrastructure and Societal Resilience Workshop Monday 16th January 2017 
Organisation UKCRC Clinical Research Facility (Oxford)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We collaborated to host an event at the Royal Society in London on 16 January 2017. Content for the event was led by ICIF with support from other collaborators. Invitations to the event was led by ICIF with support from UKCRIC. Members of the ICIF research team gave five of the 12 presentations on the day. Two members of the ICIF team gave keynote addresses for the day. The event was convened by ICIF project manager. Presentations from the event, and delegate list were made available through ICIF and UKCRIC websites
Collaborator Contribution The event was funded by EISC. The vast majority a pre-event administration was provided by UKCRIC. Whilst ICIF led on inviting the speakers this was a collaborative effort with EISC and Cambridge University Cambridge University led on arranging the venue at the Royal Society Invitations to the event was led by ICIF with support from UKCRIC.
Impact A full set presentations from the event is available at http://www.icif.ac.uk/networks/123/portfolio.html#t90 Additionally, one ICIF speaker will be collaborating further with a guest from an American university. Subsequent to this event, ICIF, EISC, UKCRIC and the Encore + Network are in discussion about future collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Black Sky" Infrastructure and Societal Resilience Workshop Monday 16th January 2017 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We collaborated to host an event at the Royal Society in London on 16 January 2017. Content for the event was led by ICIF with support from other collaborators. Invitations to the event was led by ICIF with support from UKCRIC. Members of the ICIF research team gave five of the 12 presentations on the day. Two members of the ICIF team gave keynote addresses for the day. The event was convened by ICIF project manager. Presentations from the event, and delegate list were made available through ICIF and UKCRIC websites
Collaborator Contribution The event was funded by EISC. The vast majority a pre-event administration was provided by UKCRIC. Whilst ICIF led on inviting the speakers this was a collaborative effort with EISC and Cambridge University Cambridge University led on arranging the venue at the Royal Society Invitations to the event was led by ICIF with support from UKCRIC.
Impact A full set presentations from the event is available at http://www.icif.ac.uk/networks/123/portfolio.html#t90 Additionally, one ICIF speaker will be collaborating further with a guest from an American university. Subsequent to this event, ICIF, EISC, UKCRIC and the Encore + Network are in discussion about future collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bacs Research Project into Market Dynamics Modelling and Infrastructure Refresh 
Organisation Bacs Payment Schemes Limited
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bacs operates the UK's payment infrastructure, an enabler to many other businesses. The Market Dynamics Modelling Research investigates what a well-functioning financial market looks like and how Bacs account switching service can help to achieve it. The Bristol ICIF team bring to this research their expertise on model validation, learning journey framework and systems thinking fo infrastructure refresh.
Collaborator Contribution The Bristol ICIF team wants to understand the roles of various actors in the design, construction and operation of infrastructure systems. A particular attention is paid to whether and how the capability of learning enables or hinders people and organisations' resilience. The financial industry holds a wealth amount of data that can be analysed to test some of our hypotheses. Bacs also brings in their expertise in payment as a service oriented infrastructure.
Impact This collaboration involves systems thinking and modelling (Engineering), learning science (Education) and financial research (Geography). There are two paper current in progress at the time of this record.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with RMIT Melbourne 
Organisation RMIT University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ICIF staff from Cranfield contributing towards green/grey urban infrastructure solutions in Melbourne
Collaborator Contribution Project being led by Melbourne City Council (planning) with contributions from RMIT (research) and Melbourne Water (investment).
Impact Scoping report prepared including proposal for full study of amenity value of grey/green options.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement with the Cabinet Office and IPA on improving Project Performance 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are helping the Cabinet Office formulate a research agenda and academic research network to help inform improvements to the delivery of a portfolio of projects at the IPA through the provision of appropriate research and research support. We are working with the Cabinet Office to form a network of UK researchers working on the management of projects, and to match their research needs to ongoing and future research being undertaken in UK Universities.
Collaborator Contribution The Cabinet Office and IPA are providing new data on the performance of UK projects. They are providing positions within the Cabinet Office for post-docs They are providing policy support.
Impact We will have run a formal workshop and sandpit event on the 10th of March 2016 in Carlton Place.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ISNGI 2014 
Organisation Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Department Engineering Systems and Services
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led by ICIF this partnership planned and delivered the International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2014
Collaborator Contribution Partners Delft and Oxford supported the Academic Committee Partners ISNGI provided the venue and logistic support
Impact An international infrastructure symposium Conference proceedings from the symposium (date of publication TBC)
Start Year 2013
 
Description ISNGI 2014 
Organisation IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Country Austria, Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Led by ICIF this partnership planned and delivered the International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2014
Collaborator Contribution Partners Delft and Oxford supported the Academic Committee Partners ISNGI provided the venue and logistic support
Impact An international infrastructure symposium Conference proceedings from the symposium (date of publication TBC)
Start Year 2013
 
Description ISNGI 2014 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led by ICIF this partnership planned and delivered the International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2014
Collaborator Contribution Partners Delft and Oxford supported the Academic Committee Partners ISNGI provided the venue and logistic support
Impact An international infrastructure symposium Conference proceedings from the symposium (date of publication TBC)
Start Year 2013
 
Description ISNGI2015 - continuing engagement with series of international symposia - Oxford Uni, Delft Uni, Virginia Tech, Uni of Wollongong NSW 
Organisation University of Wollongong
Department SMART Infrastructure Facility
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-organised and contributed papers, attended meetings and skype calls
Collaborator Contribution Co-organised and contributed papers
Impact See website
Start Year 2013
 
Description Infrastructure Perforance Indicators Project - Collaboration between ICIF and iBuild 
Organisation iBuild
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Managing collaboration. Researching Infrastructure Performance Indicators international best practice. Organising workshop with New Zealand Treasury Infrastructure Unit. Organising stakeholder engagement activities.
Collaborator Contribution Researching Infrastructure Performance Indicators international best practice. Participating in workshop with New Zealand Treasury Infrastructure Unit. Organising stakeholder engagement activities.
Impact Engagement with international policymakers. Identification of international best practice. Opened international communication channels for continued shared learning.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Performance Indicators Work 
Organisation Infrastructure UK
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ICIF have been working in partnership with iBuild to develop research on strategic performance Indicators for infrastructure on behalf of Infrastructure UK.
Collaborator Contribution Infrastructure UK - provided a research question they needed to address and provided critical input to feedback on research developments iBuild contributed researcher time and expertise to develop the research.
Impact The outcomes from this work will inform how performance indicators are used in the UK National Infrastructure Plan, has led to an ESRC Briefing Note, a report will be published shortly and a launch event held, the research will also inform academic publications.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Performance Indicators Work 
Organisation iBuild
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ICIF have been working in partnership with iBuild to develop research on strategic performance Indicators for infrastructure on behalf of Infrastructure UK.
Collaborator Contribution Infrastructure UK - provided a research question they needed to address and provided critical input to feedback on research developments iBuild contributed researcher time and expertise to develop the research.
Impact The outcomes from this work will inform how performance indicators are used in the UK National Infrastructure Plan, has led to an ESRC Briefing Note, a report will be published shortly and a launch event held, the research will also inform academic publications.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Planned projects with SMART, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia 
Organisation University of Wollongong
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Infrastructure research
Collaborator Contribution Planning
Impact All relevant disciplines
Start Year 2011
 
Description Project X - Collaboration with Infrastructure and Projects Authority (Cabinet Office) on research support for Improving the Management of Government Projects 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Drawing on our research we are now working closely with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority in the Cabinet Office to develop a new collaboration between UK University researchers, industry and government. We have defined a research agenda to support the IPA in the delivery of improved performance of major projects. This is a substantial collaboration between the Universities of Sussex, Brighton, UCL, Imperial, Cranfield, Manchester, Oxford, Edinburgh, and Bath, which we are opening up to other universities.
Collaborator Contribution The Cabinet Office are opening up a large amount of previously confidential data on the performance of projects in the Government's Major Projects Portfolio. They are also providing access to civil servants involved in the projects for research.
Impact The collaboration is multidisciplinary and involves management, engineering, sociology, accountancy, and science policy.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Shared Event Planning with ARCC Network, iBuild, ITRC and CIRIA 
Organisation Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change Network (ARCC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborated on the planning of the shared event Resilience in an Interdependent World. Designed and ran two workshops and provided material to support briefing note publication after the event.
Collaborator Contribution Like ICIF, ITRC and iBuild provided content and workshops for the event. All provided creative input to design the event CIRIA and ARCC provided resources to fund venue, catering and event administration
Impact A Series of Briefing Notes available at the above URL
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shared Event Planning with ARCC Network, iBuild, ITRC and CIRIA 
Organisation CIRIA
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborated on the planning of the shared event Resilience in an Interdependent World. Designed and ran two workshops and provided material to support briefing note publication after the event.
Collaborator Contribution Like ICIF, ITRC and iBuild provided content and workshops for the event. All provided creative input to design the event CIRIA and ARCC provided resources to fund venue, catering and event administration
Impact A Series of Briefing Notes available at the above URL
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shared Event Planning with ARCC Network, iBuild, ITRC and CIRIA 
Organisation Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborated on the planning of the shared event Resilience in an Interdependent World. Designed and ran two workshops and provided material to support briefing note publication after the event.
Collaborator Contribution Like ICIF, ITRC and iBuild provided content and workshops for the event. All provided creative input to design the event CIRIA and ARCC provided resources to fund venue, catering and event administration
Impact A Series of Briefing Notes available at the above URL
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shared Event Planning with ARCC Network, iBuild, ITRC and CIRIA 
Organisation iBuild
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborated on the planning of the shared event Resilience in an Interdependent World. Designed and ran two workshops and provided material to support briefing note publication after the event.
Collaborator Contribution Like ICIF, ITRC and iBuild provided content and workshops for the event. All provided creative input to design the event CIRIA and ARCC provided resources to fund venue, catering and event administration
Impact A Series of Briefing Notes available at the above URL
Start Year 2014
 
Title EU-Innovate model 
Description simulation of domestic level consumption of energy, mobility, domestic property and food 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Interest from European Commission Interest from city council UK 
URL http://52.202.219.239:8080/
 
Description #icifGC Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Research Exhibition and Networking Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event took place on 21 February 2017 at ICE in London. The event audience was intentionally interdisciplinary and included delegates from government departments, regulatory bodies, consultancy, third sector, infrastructure industry and other university research projects. The event was supported by participation from Keynote Guests from Arup, TFL, ICE, the Ecological Sequestration Trust and the Future Cities Catapult.

The event was structured around four grand challenges identified by synthesising the key messages in the ICIF white paper collection and coming from other elements of ICIF research. It included, expert interviews, research exhibition, research showcase, question Time panel and world Cafe conversation all designed to present research on, gather perspectives regarding , catalyse broader debate, enable follow-up discussions between ICIF researchers and those present at the meeting, or between delegates who were able to share ideas at the meeting.

All delegates received a USB credit card containing selected ICIF outputs and contact details.

Additional Follow-up resources are already available on twitter at #icifGC and will be available shortly (before the end of March) on the ICIF website.

The response to the event was very positive, and ICIF dissemination will continue beyond the life of the project based around the grand challenges identified through ICIF's research and used to structure the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.icif.ac.uk
 
Description 'Infrastructure Performance Indicators - Learning from International Best Practice' session with New Zealand Treasury Infrastructure Unit and Infrastructure UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Collation and structuring of current international best practice on Infrastructure Performance Indicators and development of international stakeholder communication channels.

A review of Infrastructure Performance Indicators is proposed together with continued international knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A briefing report for the New Zealand Transport Administration: Decision-making for complex urban transport- lessons learned from the United Kingdom 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UCL ICIF team worked on a report for the New Zealand Transport Administration based on ICIF research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ACM E-Energy 2015 in Bangalore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A member of the ICIF team based at University of Southampton was a Technical Program Committee member to support the planning of this event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conferences.sigcomm.org/eenergy/2015/
 
Description Advice to HMT on productivity and innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave advice to a panel from HMT and BIS on improving productivity in the UK and the issues with current innovation policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Black Sky key note (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Liz Varga was key note speaker at Black Sky Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Workshop held at the Royal Society, London.
The impact is working toward a shared international understanding of black sky situations, invitation to visit USA Princeton University and also follow up with House of Lords peer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ukcric.com/events/private/black-sky-infrastructure-and-societal-resilience-workshop/
 
Description Blog for ARCC Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A member of the ICIF team produced a short blog 'Interdependency is all the Rage' on behalf of the ARCC Network, to outline ICIFs position on infrastructure interdependency research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.arcc-network.org.uk/interdependency-is-all-the-rage/
 
Description Bringing Infrastructure to Life in the Public Imagination 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An opinion piece on infrastructure systems and social outcomes written for publication on industry Forum ICE Thinks - Infrastructure Transformation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/ice-thinks/infrastructure-transformation/bringing-infrastructure-life-in-publ...
 
Description Bristol Flood Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ICIF team at the University of Bristol Systems Centre developed this workshop to engage audiences with the importance of resilience and ongoing research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chair of National Infrastructure Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired first NIF at Excel, London; speakers included CEO NIC, SoS Dft, CEOs of large Infrastructure companies and operators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.infrastructure.co.uk/
 
Description Changing Demographics and the Future of Social Infrastructure in the UK Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop with Mace Group led by ICIF researchers from UCL Bartlett. A report for Mace Group was prepared following the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Changing Demographics workshop (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 60 professionals and academics spent halfday listening to panel presentations and then having table discussions on the way that three sub-sectors of social infrastructure may be altered by changing demographics. The workshop resulted in a published Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://issuu.com/ucl_cpm/docs/changing_demographics_151127
 
Description Cross-sector and international industry workshop on "Business Model Innovation and Delivery Challenges in Infrastructure" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ICIF teams involved with the Infrastructure Delivery and Business Models research ran a workshop to disseminate to and engage with interested research partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Decision-Making Under Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Infrastructure Systems (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was an invited speaker at Decision-Making Under Risk & Uncertainty Workshop - Grantham Institute - Imperial
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/grantham/education/science-and-solutions-for-a-changing-planet-dtp/previo...
 
Description Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership: Interdependency Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ICIF team at the University of Bristol Systems Centre ran an interdependency workshop for partners at Dorset LEP to share ongoing research on Infrastructure interdependencies and gain insight into interdependence challenges from the perspective of a LEP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Engagement with Office of the National Technology Advisor on technology strategy for the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We had a meeting with the Office of the National Technology Advisor to discuss innovation policy for the UK, and what research findings said about the potential issues the UK faces and how they might be addressed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Engineering in a Changed World workshop hosted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researchers from the ICIF team at Cranfield University participated in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Expert Meeting 'Engineering in a Changed World'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://gemini.imeche.org/knowledge/industries/energy-environment-and-sustainability/news/Newsletters...
 
Description Evidence to the Science and Technology Select Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I gave evidence in front of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on the 22nd of Feb 2017. I also provided 20 pages of written evidence to the inquiry into Industrial Strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-innovation-and-...
 
Description Expert Panel Member for CIRIA event in the Infrastructure Resilience Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this CIRIA event was to explore broad principles underpinning Infrastructure Resilience. Dr Tom Dolan was invited to join the panel as an expert on the subject and to give a broad cross sectoral overview of principles for infrastructure resilience.

On the back of this, Dr Tom Dolan has been invited as an expert contributor for an upcoming CIRIA event Justifying Investment in Resilience on 26th of April (https://www.ciria.org/CIRIA/Navigation/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=E17204), and ICIF in CIRIA have agreed to promote one another's events to champion infrastructure resilience to a range of audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ciria.org/Events/Post_event_information2/E17203_-_Finding_a_common_approach_to_resilience...
 
Description Expert Panel Members for Science for the Green Economy: The New Infrastructures - Opportunity or Risk? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of the ICIF team from Cranfield University presented and participated in a panel discussion at the event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cambridgecleantech.org.uk/sites/3/upload/userfiles/s4ge-invite_18-may_2015.pdf
 
Description Group Model Building Workshop on Client-Contractor Interface 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ICIF team at University of Bristol Systems Centre, with external support ran a workshop for partners from Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and RSSB to communicate and trigger engagement with ongoing research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Group Model Building Workshop on Client-Contractor Interfaces (with RSSB, ONR and others) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop identified a number of key issues, along with related variables and their interactions. These will be used to construct behavioural models illustrating archetypal, transferable issues commonly arising from the formal interaction between two stakeholders.

Continued engagement and interest in follow up activities and modelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Group Model Building Workshop on Virtual Learning Environments within the Infrastructure Industry with EDF Energy (MyCampus) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This ICIF organised and facilitated workshop described the notion of Learning Journeys and Learning Power with Infrastructure education and training practitioners. The group model building exercises created a Hierarchical Process Model identifying the core processes from which the training and learning function is perceived to comprise. The performance of these was assessed using Interval Probability Theory. The preliminary output has resulted in a paper submitted and accepted to an industry conference.

Increased interest in the application and use of a Learning Power assessment tool within infrastructure. Improved understanding of the key processes perceived to be involved in training and learning within the infrastructure sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Human Resilience Mini-Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The ICIF team based at University of Bristol System Centre ran this event to further their engagement and research development around all aspects of resilience and its application to infrastructure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ICIF - Cabinet Office and BIS - telecoms & energy interdependencies project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Work is in progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ICIF Interdependency Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop based on 4 questions
Do the Physical, Digital, Geographic, Organisational interdependency types identified in Rinaldi et al (2001) and recent HMT work capture the complete set of interdependency types?
How can the causes and consequences of interdependency failures best be characterised and identified?
Where in the lifecycle of an asset or project do interdependencies matter and do impacts vary with lifecycle stage?
How should interdependency be governed and/or regulated?
Sparked discussion amongst those present and gave additional insights into the audiences view on interdependencies in infrastructure systems


Workshop helped to inform development of ICIF Strategic Engagement Exercise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ICIF Strategic Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a work in progress. It is envisaged that the interviews conducted during this exercise will play a role in making the case for ICIF's research agenda

Interest in ICIF amongst those interviewed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description INCOSE international summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact major annual international event for System Engineers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.incose.org/
 
Description Industry workshop on "Learning to Generate Progressive Confidence for Project Delivery" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The ICIF team based at UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management ran a workshop to engage with partners on the development of research related to infrastructure project delivery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Key Note Presentation at SaRS2015 Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A member of the ICIF team from University of Bristol Systems Centre gave a Key Note speech "Developing and Supporting Resilient Safety Cultures: Managing Precursors and Embracing Complexity" at SaRS2015 Annual Conference: Leadership and Management in Safety Culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sars2015-annual-conference-leadership-management-reliability-society?...
 
Description Keynote at industrial conference in Brussels on Business Model Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk was about business model innovation and the need to focus more on value capture, rather than just value creation and how this related to the industrial structure and dynamics of Europe.

After the talk I had several follow up conversations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Large conference run with UK Government on improving major projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We ran a large conference with speakers from the IPA, academia and National Audit Office to showcase research on improving project performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.theprojectx.org.uk/ipa-esrc-projects-conference/
 
Description Learning Journey Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The ICIF team based at University of Bristol Systems Centre ran a workshop for EDF Energy Campus to communicate and develop Learning Journies research in the context of infrastructure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Lectures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact YouTube link

nearly 1000 you tube views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JVkj6PvjiQ
 
Description Lectures to MSc Civil Engineering Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Based on ICIF Research Interests, an ICIF Senior Research Associate from the ICIF team at University of Bristol developed and delivered a series of lectures for the MSc Civil Engineering Course, lecture topics include:
Strategic Risk and Communications - examining interdependency in energy infrastructure systems
Programme Management - interdependency in major infrastructure construction and delivery
Systems Architecting Tools and Methods - a practical overview based on research for Infrastructure UK
Biofuels Debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lloyd's Register Foundation workshop on Resilience Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ICIF team based at Cranfield University, attended and participated in the Lloyds Register Foundation workshop at
Stevens Institute of Technology, April 15-17th 2015 to support development of a report Foresight Review of Resilience Engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/publications/resilience-engineering.aspx
 
Description MSc module: Transforming Construction Projects into Business Operations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The ICIF team based at UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management developed an MSc module based on their ongoing research within ICIF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Masters module Infrastructure and Innovation (February-May 2016: 9 students) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The ICIF team based at SPRU developed MSc Lectures for a module Infrastructure and Innovation based on their ongoing research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with OFGEM about future energy policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended a meeting between OFGEM and a number of academics working on energy policy and innovation related research activities. Discussed key policy issues facing the UK in relation to energy and climate change. Discussions also addressed problems with business models and their implementation in UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Opinion Piece in Infrastructure Intelligence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The launch of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is an opportunity to improve how Infrastructure need and provision decisions are made, the article in Infrastructure Intelligence proposes a set of principles the NIC should embody in order to realise this opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/oct-2015/infrastructure-commission-what-are-oppor...
 
Description Organising a networking event on Infrastructure at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in San Francisco, US 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The networking event brought together researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners attending the AAG conference in San Francisco to create linkages between different strands of work on infrastructure. 25 people altogether attended the event which generated several follow up collaborations and invitations to present work and participate in the preparation of new programme on Next Generation Infrastructure Leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in the seventh session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships (TOS PPP), IMO London (IMO), UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of the ICIF team based at University of Sussex participated with the above as subject specialists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Performance Indicators Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted in collaboration with Infrastructure UK and sister research project iBUILD. The purpose of this event was to engage with potential audiences for strategic infrastructure performance indicators across UK infrastructure sectors to explore 5 questions
• As an end user of infrastructure what characteristics of the services it delivers that you value most highly?
• From the perspective of the major infrastructure industry sectors, what do you think about current infrastructure performance indicators?
• What information must indicators for making decisions about the future communicate?
• From your sector's perspective what performance information would be valuable from other infrastructure sectors (e.g. those in your supply chain) to make decisions about improving your own sectors performance and the experience of your end users?
• From your sector's perspective what performance information would be valuable that only make sense at the system-of-systems level to make decisions about improving your own sectors performance and the experience of your end users?

This workshop led to further engagement with Infrastructure UK and the production of a process to facilitate Infrastructure UK to create outcome-oriented performance indicators and a supporting report. Infrastructure UK (now Infrastructure Projects Authority) have expressed an appetite to disseminate this work to a broader audience and apply for their needs in the National Infrastructure Plan. Two academic papers are currently being writem on the backl of this work for publication in the ICE academic journal. Additionally, the research underpinning the process has helped to inform ICIF's response to National Infrastructure Commission consultations, has led to authorship of a thought piece in Infrastructure Intelligence and briefing notes for the ESRC and CIRIA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation for the Sussex Energy Group and the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the presentation and the follow up discussion was to introduce key messages from ICIF research and to start a discussion on how these could be built into the work of the Sussex Energy Group and the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand in the next round of funding applications. The presentation led to an invitation to meet and present again at Ofwat (the UK Water Regulator).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on ICIF to Dutch Water Sector Representatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Between 30 and 40 professionals from the Dutch Water Sector attended 30min presentation on ICIF research agenda and wider UK activities in infastructure resilience. Debate following presentation was lively and engaged. Relationships generated following talk still live.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on ICIF to academics at UTS, RMIT, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented ICIF work and outputs to sessions at University of Technology, Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Audiences (6-10) mostly senior academics (heads of dept. and above). Purpose was to extend ICIF network and catalyse wider collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentations to DFID and IMC Worldwide event on Infrastructure Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Tom Dolan and Prof Ruth Deakin Crick were both invited to give presentations connected to Infrastructure Resilience and Resilient Agency and how these might apply in international development context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Resilience in an Interdependent World 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event was a collaboration between ICIF, sister research projects iBUILD and ITRC, research network ARCC and industry body CIRIA. The event titled Resilience in an Interdependent World, targeted professional practitioners, regulators and policy from across UK infrastructure sectors and comprised 4 workshops:
Capturing the Value of Resilience: Making the Business case for resilience
Data and Critical Interdependencies
The Issue of Scale
Value of considering a Service Oriented Approach to Infrastructure
Subsequent to the workshop a series of Briefing Notes were produced and a number of research papers are under development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.arcc-network.org.uk/infrastructure-resilience-in-an-interdependent-world/#.VtyI5OanbY7
 
Description Sandpit event for designing co-produced research agendas with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We held a day long conference at the Royal Academy with the IPA and representatives of industry and government departments to develop and clarify a core research agenda for future collaborative work between UK academics and the IPA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Unwin lecture at ICE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Named lecture at ICE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/unwin-lecture-2016-london
 
Description Workshop on innovative applications of game theory at IJCAI15 in Argentina. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This ICIF led Workshop was run by the ICIF team at University of Southampton to engage attendees at the for IJCAI 15 (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence around the application of Game Theory to the teams research interests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop with IPA and industry on improving the performance of major government projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On the 14th of September we ran an all day workshop at the Victory Services Club with the IPA and industry on improving major government projects. We used the workshop to clarify research objectives and feed existing research to policy makers and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iBUILD and ICIF Collaboration on: Valuing Infrastructure Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ICIF are supporting Ibuild to develop an important conference for the dissemination of I build, ICIF, ITRC, Mistral, Liveable Cities and other infrastructure systems research relating to infrastructure value and valuation. This work is primarily led by Prof Andy Brown University of Leeds. This is an academic conference intended for the dissemination of research outputs, the intended audience is broader than academics, to include contacts at those organisations that have been in regular contact with the research centres organising this conference. The conference will include several interactive sessions and several panel debates in addition to the more traditional presentation of academic research findings.

It is anticipated that at least five members of the ICIF research team present research as part of this event, and that ICIF will actively support at least one of the four interactive sessions (details to be confirmed). The event is on 26 April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017