Championing innovation in the construction sector


 

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is 1 of 8 industry-led innovation centres working to connect businesses, universities and public sector bodies to drive transformational change within Scotland’s construction sector. CSIC’s work covers a range of areas including business support and funding for innovative projects; skills programmes designed to support industry and educators; events and campaigns to raise awareness; and support for businesses through the state-of-the-art Innovation Factory.

The Innovation Factory

In January 2017, CSIC launched the new 35,000 sq ft. Innovation Factory which is the UK’s first dedicated digital manufacturing, prototyping and future skills ‘centre of excellence’.

The Innovation Factory de-risks the innovation cycle by providing an open access, low cost, safe environment for collaborating partners to access £2 million of state-of-the-art equipment and explore the future by focusing on 3 core functions.

 

 

 

Core functions of the innovation factory

Develop: It provides space, equipment and support for businesses and academia to develop new products, processes, business and service models

Demonstrate: It provides space, equipment and support for businesses and academia to demonstrate new technologies and showcase innovations

Disseminate: It provides space, equipment and support for businesses and academia to disseminate knowledge, share learnings and collaborate

Machinery includes a masonry casting press, cross laminated timber vacuum press, 3D printer, augmented and virtual reality headsets and an offsite manufacturing cell. Click here to find out more.

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