Deliver data engineering and core functionality for scale-up – invitation to tender
For the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo), the connected digital twin of critical infrastructure for climate change resilience and adaptation
Connected Places Catapult is seeking a supplier to help deliver the data engineering and core functionality, including descriptive data visualisation, required to scale up the connected digital twin.
This involves collaborative working as part of an interdisciplinary project team, dealing with uncertainty, providing thought leadership on practical data standards and sharing, and creating innovative solutions to data problems.
The budget for this work is £350,000 plus VAT, to start in September 2022 and finish by 31 March 2023. Connected Places Catapult intends to fund CReDo for the following two years.
The output of the work and all IP arising from it will be owned by Connected Places Catapult, with an intention to make it publicly available. Any background IP brought into the project by the supplier will remain with the supplier. Connected Places Catapult welcomes indications of how suppliers intend to leverage the outputs of this work to support exploitation of their own IP.
Connected Places Catapult is working with Anglian Water, UK Power Networks and BT to develop the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo). CReDo aims to be a connected digital twin of critical infrastructure that helps the cross-sectoral infrastructure network adapt to climate change and improve climate resilience.
CReDo showcases the advantages of combining data and insights across sectoral and organisational boundaries. The resulting improved coordination of operational and investment decisions, including inter- and intra-sector collaboration, will increase resilience against extreme weather events. At present this covers infrastructure across the water, energy and telecoms sectors, but long-term ambition is to capture additional sectors, at national scale.
The first phase of CReDo was funded by a collaboration between Connected Places Catapult and the Centre for Digital Built Britain. Connected Places Catapult has taken over as lead organisation for the next stage of development. In addition, Connected Places Catapult is the new home of the Digital Twin Hub, a multi-sector industry and Catapult Network partnership.
Expression of interest open from 19 July 2022 to 18 August 2022