18 May 2021
Landmark R&D agreement signed between HS2 and the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC)
As part of its innovation programme, HS2 Ltd has signed a ground-breaking agreement with leading infrastructure research centres in UK universities, including the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) which the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering plays a key role in.
HS2 Ltd’s agreement with UKCRIC will enable the project to draw upon key centres of British academic excellence to help drive new insight and technologies across the broad range of disciplines involved in building affordable, low carbon, modern infrastructure.
Professor Sergio Cavalaro, Chair of Infrastructure Systems at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering and Skills Lead for UKCRIC, said:
“With this agreement, we will promote collaborations between HS2 and UKCRIC partners aimed at answering the myriad of challenges that must be addressed in the project. This ambitious and comprehensive endeavour acknowledges the complementary roles of research and training in providing the know-how to address such challenges while developing the research-minded experts and embedding the skills that will enable continued progress in and beyond HS2.”