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25 Nov 2015

Utilising data – Open & Big Data in construction

The UK is now becoming a much more digitised community, and data is being collected in a range of different ways. However, it is now important that organisations truly understand how to successfully analyse this data in order for improvements to be made. This article discusses...
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29 Sep 2015

Innovators Meet Dragons

  Excellent write-up on our recent Innovators Meet Dragons Workshop in Construction News. The session funded by the BRE Trust demonstrates the sheer breadth of innovation happening in the built environment. All four technologies are at different stages of development and...
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25 Sep 2015

Innovator open morning – it’s all about the conversations

Reflections on a morning spent with 5 amazing built environment start-ups. Talking to a group of innovators this morning at BRE’s Innovator Open Morning really got me thinking about how fantastically innovative the UK is. There are so many great ideas out there and one of the...
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25 Sep 2015

From Bridges to Robots – The Facility’s Innovation Journey

In our latest innovation interview, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we caught up with Oliver Schneider from innovation-led architectural practice The Facility. The Facility started in the early 1990s as a traditional architecture practice. Oliver’s passion for...
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25 Sep 2015

When art and science combine Bio-Digital Cladding emerges

In the second in our series of innovator interviews, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we met up with Marco Poletto from ecoLogicStudio. Their Bio-Digital cladding system is a great illustration about how new building technologies can develop when art and science...
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25 Sep 2015

What can we learn from successful innovators?

  In 2014 the BRE Innovation Network explored the process of innovation within the built environment. The series will look at solutions at different stages of the innovation cycle and learn from the people behind those innovations. Our first interview with magnetised...
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24 Sep 2015

BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards

BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig scooped a top accolade at yesterday’s Green Apple Awards in Edinburgh which recognise, reward and promotes environmental best practice around the world At BRE Ravenscraig Innovation Park, we aim to blend science and technology with innovation...
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15 Sep 2015

IOBAC Interview – Collaboration and understanding your market the recipe for successful innovation

In the first of our series of six interviews looking at the innovation process we talked to Ian Spreadborough, MD of magnetised flooring company IOBAC. BRE first met IOBAC when the participated and won the Knowledge Transfer Network’s Innovation Zone at Ecobuild 2012....
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