Construction INNOVATION FACTORY to be launched in Scotland with industry event
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s pioneering Innovation Factory will be officially launched at an industry event on Monday 11 September 2017 with keynote speakers include Crossrail Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE and Urban Splash Development Director, Chris Shaw.
The £3m centre, located at Hamilton International Technology Park in Lanarkshire, will allow anyone within the construction industry to access 30,000 sq. ft. of workshop space filled with state-of-the-art production and prototyping equipment and technology.
Construction businesses of all sizes can use the facility to test and develop new products, processes, systems and solutions, from early stage ideas through to full commercialisation. The building will also provide a range of collaboration and training facilities to allow organisations in the private, public and academic sectors to share knowledge and information.
The launch event will bring together hundreds of professionals who are interested in the future of construction for a series of industry-leading speakers, interactive workshops and demonstrations.
Delegates can also attend a series of “Hack Workshops”, exploring topics such as “What if construction adopted a more entrepreneurial mindset?” and “What if schools taught the skills your workforce needs?” Workshop leaders will include Class of Your Own Limited Founder and Chief Executive, Alison Watson.
Stephen Good, Chief Executive of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre said: “The Innovation Factory is something that the team here at CSIC has been working towards since we launched in October 2014. It will provide a dynamic environment, away from the conventional building site, where the Scottish construction industry can innovate, take risks, explore and learn in a safe and supported environment.
“We have seen a steady increase in construction innovation over the past few years, and I hope that this new facility will inspire even more people within the industry to think outside the box.
“The calibre of speakers at our launch event is testament to the importance of the Innovation Factory in accelerating innovation within the industry.”
Registration and attendance at the event is free. Those wishing to attend should register through this link as soon as possible to guarantee their place.