Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) connects industry to world leading academic expertise. Developed with industry our support streams include: product, process, business and service. Their aim is to support and link expertise around the country to find solutions to your innovation challenges. They believe true collaboration encourages innovation.
Launched in October 2014 - CSIC is one of eight industry led and demand driven Innovation Centres supported by Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and 12 Scottish university partners. They are here to connect you to the best expertise for your business and will support you for as long as you need.
How they can help you
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre is here to support all construction related businesses across Scotland from architects, to product manufacturers, to facilities management.
They will work with you to understand your business and connect you quickly to the expertise and services you require.
CSIC can help you to develop your ideas by offering:
- Support for the innovation expertise available
- Access to prototyping and testing facilities
- Facilitation of training and education
- Collaboration, networking, partnering and knowledge sharing opportunities
- Access to potential funding
More than 500 businesses in Scotland have already told them their needs; these have been categorised within four key support streams:
The CSIC Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is made up of industry specialists, across a range of disciplines, and is responsible for assessing all projects.
The TAG consists of five themes outlined below and individuals with an industry or academic background lead each theme.
- Advanced Construction
- Energy & ICT
- Design & Performance