The Built Environment Innovation Podcast

Come on a journey and be inspired by the ways our built environment is changing for the better.

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The Make it Smart Hub

The Make It Smart Hub is a free-to-use resource connecting the Highlands and Islands community with up-to-date training, equipment and business opportunities.

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Our work

We have supported a range of projects and organisations from across the Scottish construction industry.

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Our Innovation Factory offers a range of facilities that can be tailored to fit your event requirements.

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i-Con: recovery through innovation

i-Con is an initiative created to assist the built environment during this global emergency.

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AIMCH - Transforming How We Build Homes

The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project, funded by Innovate UK, could transform how homes are built through industrialisation.

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At CSIC we define innovation as “change that unlocks new value”

By linking together businesses, university experts, the public sector and the economic development networks, our industry-led team supports a culture of innovation that drives transformational change across the construction industry. 

Our team assists industry and key procurement players to build strong collaborative projects that tackle construction industry challenges, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

How do we do that? 

We are hosted by Edinburgh Napier University and based at our unique Innovation Factory at Hamilton International Technology Park in Lanarkshire, central Scotland.

Innovation support streams

Business innovation

Focused on developing your business, explore alternative business models, premises and investment support.

Product innovation

Technical support to develop new systems, products, components and solutions.

Process innovation

Technical support to improve construction and production processes, explore offsite methods, increase productivity and efficiency and minimise waste.

Service innovation

Develop your approach to marketing and customer service. Access new market opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

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