iBUILD is a £3.5m programme, funded by two UK research councils, following a request in the 2011 National Infrastructure Plan. The programme is led by Professor Richard Dawson at Newcastle University. www.ibuild.ac.uk
iBUILD focuses on local and urban infrastructure, and in line with this, is establishing Centre hubs in Newcastle, Leeds and Birmingham. These hubs will lead a series of events to explore alternative business models and the opportunities within these cities and their surrounding regions.
The Newcastle iBUILD Centre is holding a launch event on Wednesday 20 November from 3pm to 6pm at the Newcastle Business School on the Science Central Site.
The event will include a brief introduction to the research programme, discussion around how you can get involved with the project at a number of levels and identifying local priorities and case studies. There will also be presentations from Edward Twiddy (NELEP) and Andrew Lewis (Newcastle City Council).
If you would like to register to attend please complete the following form: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=5004 .