Leading construction firms from across the UK assembled at Coventry University’s Simulation Centre for the launch of a major new fund.

The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has launched a £6 million competition for collaborative Research and Development (R&D) funding to support the digitising of the construction sector.

Organisations operating across the construction sector supply chain were in Coventry to find out full details about the project at the Simulation Centre, which is operated by leadership development specialists Acua Solutions, a group company of Coventry University.

The launch event featured brokering sessions and workshops, including demonstrations at the Simulation Centre led by Acua Solutions managing director Jeannine Mortlock on how Acua supports construction organisations to deliver integrated collaborative technology through the development of leadership skills.