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Existing UCL innovation networks

Find out about innovation networks that have been set up with support from Innovation & Enterprise.

All the networks below were set up with support and knowledge exchange funding from Innovation & Enterprise. To discuss how we can support you, get in touch at inetworks@ucl.ac.uk

Built environment

Building Envelope Research Network (UCL BERN)

UCL BERN coordinates UCL’s building envelope research and promotes collaboration between researchers across relevant disciplines. Members also engage with government, professional bodies and industry to set the research agenda and promote UCL’s expertise, and work to integrate knowledge of building envelopes into UCL’s teaching.

The South East and London Water Alliance (SEAL)

SEAL aims to unite the fragmented water community across London and the South-East. Members aim to put knowledge exchange and evidence-based science at the forefront of water research, policy and industry commitments.

Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC)

The CBC was set up to investigate how emerging technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and the internet of things, can be used in the construction industry. Members support knowledge transfer, arrange commercial and academic presentations, develop, assess and test services and technology, conduct research, and drive policy, regulation and understanding of the consequences of these technologies.

UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) 

The UKCMB aims to improve the way moisture risk is understood and managed in the UK. The network is working to increase applied research in this area, as well as producing training, tools and public information. The network brings together partners from academia, government, industry and the public.


Computing and technology

AI Insights 

UCL AI Insights aims to facilitate knowledge exchange and community building for academics, civil servants and industry on artificial intelligence (AI) innovation, research, standards and governance. They encourage this engagement through seminars, publications and targeted workshops. 

GovTechLab 

GovTechLab is interested in the interface between emerging digital technologies and government. Members facilitate the discussion, adoption and exploration of new digital technologies (such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, blockchain) with a view to support their adoption in the public sector.

Knowledge Quarter Codes Technical Socials

These informal events are for anyone with an interest in the computational methods and technology behind research and innovation. The events offer an opportunity to get to know fellow practitioners, and discuss and learn about useful tools and techniques which may help with their work.

QLABS

QLABS is a London-based innovation centre helping businesses respond to the rapid pace of investment and development in quantum computing and quantum simulation. Members are creating an ecosystem of companies able to exploit the commercial opportunities in these domains through knowledge exchange and networking.


Healthcare

CelebrAGE

This network aspires to enable people to enjoy a healthier and more independent life by exploring cross-disciplinary scientific approaches and repurposing existing technologies. Members aim to drive innovation and knowledge sharing of research findings at UCL by collaborating with leading global institutions and industrial partners.

Materials and Manufacturing in Healthcare Innovation Network (MMHIN) 

MMHIN aims to address unmet clinical needs and create pathways for faster delivery of innovation, leading to better health outcomes in the UK. It brings together scientists, engineers, clinicians, industry and policy makers.


Energy and green innovation 

Green Innovation Policy Commission

This network, formed as a commission, aims to identify how policy can support green innovation to address global environmental challenges and create value across the UK economy. It brings together businesses and academics to identify how policymakers and commerce can work together to achieve this aim. 

Responsible innovation for the collaborative energy economy

This is joint task force between the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P) and the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). The network’s aim is to study pilots of renewable energy trading using distributed ledger technologies (DLTs, e.g. blockchain). The task force includes around 40 participants from 12 countries (spanning three continents), representing industry, academia and non-profits. To learn more about the project, please email a.schneiders@ucl.ac.uk