UCL Institute for Digital Innovation


About us

The UCL Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment is committed to finding cutting-edge solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Our world-class research and teaching brings together UCL’s expertise in engineering and computer science, while incorporating the social and behavioural sciences.

We are part of The Bartlett, the faculty of the built environment at UCL, one of the world’s leading universities. Here, at the heart of a world city, we make the most of the influential academic and professional networks on our doorstep, and the infinite case-study that is London.

Our vision

The digital world is one of radical possibility. Provocative ideas around new technologies are shaping the way the built environment is created, sustained and managed — and we're leading the charge.

Drawing on digital advances such as building information modelling (BIM), smart cities, big data and the internet of things, we are dedicated to improving process and cost-efficiencies, promoting sustainable futures, and enabling social and cultural transformations.

Our world-class research and teaching brings together UCL's expertise from across The Bartlett, Engineering and Computer Science, while incorporating social and behavioural sciences.

We interrogate digital innovation as it strives to enhance the design, construction and operation of buildings, systems and cities. Continued dialogue between our academic research and role as educators with policy makers and practitioners marks our commitment to a collaborative and integrated digital future.

Innovation at the cutting edge of digital systems and future trends can change the world — for the better. We are global pioneers in this vision.