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UK Research and Innovation Grants

nPlan received multiple investments into collaborative research and innovation projects through the UK Government body UKRI, in particular its innovation agency InnovateUK.

Read about our research grants below.

AI-Optimised pathways for schedule execution

24 month joint venture between nPlan (lead), Kier and the University of Cambridge. Completed February 2021.

AI-Optimised Pathways focused on researching and developing a novel automated ‘schedule learning platform’, applying machine learning and data science to completed project schedules to inform future project planning.

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Digital planning and supply chain toolbox for productive project delivery (PLASMA)

27 month joint venture between Vinci (lead), Skanska, nPlan, BRE and Assentian. Completed May 2021.

A collaborative project in which partners worked together on the development of an integrated process planning and supply chain management toolkit, to improve the efficiency of construction project delivery.

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A new paradigm in managing risk and execution contracts through the use of AI

15 month joint venture between nPlan (lead) and Atkins. Completed June 2021.

nPlan and Atkins worked together to explore new business models for execution contracts, underpinned by data and machine learning insights. Our vision was for equal distribution of risk between parties, reduced wastage, and projects delivered in-line with expectations.

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The use of data and AI to identify opportunities in construction project slow downs and restarts

9 month venture by nPlan. Completed February 2021.

Using data from completed construction projects, nPlan researched areas of opportunity that would reduce the impact of slow downs and restarts on projects, such as delays caused by COVID-19.

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