Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Exhibition and Networking Forum

Date: 21st February 2017

Location: ICE, 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

Join us and infrastructure champions from industry, government, regulation and research for our Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Exhibition, and Networking Forum Day at ICE, One Great George Street, London on 21st February 2017.

Through audience-led debate of infrastructure grand challenges, an exhibition and showcase of ICIF research, key note interviews with infrastructure practitioners and a Question Time style panel, the event will:

  • Catalyse multi-disciplinary infrastructure conversation
  • Challenge and re-examine current approaches to infrastructure
  • Share key themes and findings from ICIF’s multi-disciplinary research
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration
  • Shape future infrastructure priorities

Key Note Interviewees and Panel Members

Tim Chapman - Infrastructure Design Group Director, Arup

Prof Peter Head - Founder & CEO, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Steven C. Kay - Principal Vice President, Infrastructure, Bechtel Limited

Isabel Dedring - Director, Global Transport Leader, Arup

Keith Clarke - Chair of the Future Cities Catapult

If you would like to attend, please confirm your place by registering at

Infrastructure Grand Challenges

To open audience led debate, the following grand challenge statements from ICIF research will be introduced for consideration against three related questions: What is stopping us from achieving them? What are the potential benefits? How can we realise these benefits?

  • Innovative business models and a focus on outcomes, value and purpose can deliver improved infrastructure delivery and performance
  • Infrastructure interdependence, system resilience, vulnerability, adaptability, flexibility require collaborative multi-disciplinary/ cross-sectoral/ systemic/ holistic approaches in order to create shared value and reduce risk for industry and society
  • Low Carbon, resilience and sustainability must be at the core of all infrastructure planning, delivery and operations
  • Governance and Regulation are important tools to enable cross-sectoral communication, collaboration and decision making to improve performance and provision infrastructure system

About ICIF

ICIF is an interdisciplinary, practice-orientated research centre conducting fundamental research on infrastructure. ICIF brings together leading academics and early career researchers from six UK universities: University College London, Cranfield University and the Universities of Bristol, Brighton, Sussex and Southampton. ICIF is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

The vision of ICIF is to provide the research and analysis basis from which the UK can achieve a major improvement in policy making and commercialisation of future infrastructure provision, from design to operation, using a multidisciplinary approach to value capture and the generation of new business models. More information about ICIF can be found on our website

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