Response by ISH to Progress Report
1 May 2019
UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage has responded to the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report
UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage has responded to the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report, developed on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This is a milestone report in the process of developing the UK’s first national research and innovation infrastructure roadmap, with the aim to identify future R&I priorities and opportunities, as well as supporting the development of UKRI's investment plan and promoting the UK’s leading role in research and innovation.
Building on ISH’s role in the development of the UK Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (UK-RIHS) and its involvement in the European RIHS, the Institute submitted a response to the current consultation on the Roadmap Progress Report, stressing the importance of heritage science infrastructure for the development of skills and mobility, for the improvement of public services, addressing environmental challenges, development of the UK creative economy, understanding and maintaining UK’s cultural heritage and international development. We have recommended public investment in a dedicated heritage science infrastructure. This will have a transformative effect not only on the field but also on related cross-disciplinary domains of research and scientific enquiry.
As part of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, and as the coordinators of the BEAMS Heritage Science and Engineering Network, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is ideally placed to lead this activity for UCL.
The response letter can be accessed here.