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Digital Twin Hub

A knowledge-sharing community fostering collaboration to further development of an ecosystem of connected digital twins
Digital Twin Hub
Leadership team

Charles Kennelly (Board Member)

Alison Vincent (Chair)

Paul Lam (Board Member)

Mark Enzer (Vice-Chair)

Harkirat Singh (Board Member)

Mark Coates (Board Member)

Liz St Louis (Board Member)

Davin Crowley-Sweet (Board Member)

Peter van Manen (Board Member)

Cristina Data (Board Member)

Melissa Zanocco (Board Member)

Matt Edwards (Board Member)

Simon Evans (Board Member)

Benjamin Ford (Board Member)

Johnny Furlong (Board Member)

Mark Girolami (Board Member)

Headquarters
London, G.B.
Year stablished
2020
Address
1 Sekforde Street, London , England EC1R 0BE, GB
Social Media
Summary

The DT Hub is a network for finding partners and collaborators. It is a place for learning and sharing experiences, driving innovation, developing expertise, and showing the art of the possible with digital twin technology. It is an online community for those who own, or who are developing digital twins within infrastructure and the built environment. 

The DT Hub provides a space to drive innovation and develop expertise - enabling members to network and collaborate. It's a place for sharing lessons learned from real-life use cases, addressing challenges, and identifying best practices for developing digital twins. 

The DT Hub identifies good practices, produces guidance, and shapes standards on data sharing as well as showcasing the benefits of collaborative, connected digital twins.

The DT Hub is funded by Connected Places Catapult (CPC) and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy via Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.


History

The Digital Twin (DT) Hub was created by the Centre for Digital Britain at the University of Cambridge as part of the UK government’s National Digital Twin programme. In 2022, the DT Hub transitioned to a multi-sector Industry and Catapult Network partnership housed at the Connected Places Catapult (CPC).

Digital twins and interoperable, connected digital twins, are significant tools for fighting global systemic challenges like pandemics, climate change, and resilience. They are key enablers for ensuring better outcomes for people and nature by aiding a collaborative and coordinated approach to problem-solving.

The DT Hub is a network for finding partners and collaborators. It is a place for learning and sharing experiences; for driving innovation, developing expertise and advancing the state of the art for digital twins. It identifies good practice, develops guidance and shapes standards on data sharing as well as showcasing the benefits of collaborative, connected digital twin endeavours.

The next phase for the DT Hub is ambitious, as digital twin owners and builders look to support each other to develop increasingly advanced digital twins for diverse applications – joining up across sectors to follow the DT Hub motto: ‘learning by doing, progressing through sharing.’


Goals and Purpose

The DT Hub will focus on four core priorities in order to ensure:

1. A vibrant industry-led community: The DT Hub will strive to create a growing, engaged community of professionals and organizations in the digital transformation space, through providing resources, events, and other channels of collaboration.

2. A purposeful, mission-driven voice for industry: The DT Hub will be a platform for industry to come together to share insights and best practices, and to create a unified vision for the digital transformation sector.

3. Engagement with a growing number of sectors: The DT Hub will seek to engage with a larger and more diverse range of industries and organizations, to ensure digital transformation solutions are tailored to the specific needs and challenges of each sector.

4. Acceleration of open standards and interoperability: The DT Hub will promote and support the development of open standards and interoperability, in order to reduce complexity, improve scalability and enable the rapid adoption of digital transformation solutions.

In the words of Dr. Alison Vincent, Chair of the DT Hub Board, the vision of the DT Hub is:

“The board’s strength and value will grow with the connections we make and the collaborations we facilitate to move the community forward. Our aim is to deliver a purposeful, mission-driven voice for the industry, engaging with new sectors, accelerating standards, and enabling interoperability. The need for connected digital twins to meet the challenges of this changing world has never been greater and we want to make sure we lead the way.”


Impact

The DT Hub Community is a collaborative network of more than 3300 members, 31 digital twins, and 183 resources. It is made up of a diverse range of organizations, including Coventry University, Thames Water, The University of Edinburgh, East West Rail, DNV, ALIM, and BT. The community is dedicated to advancing the use of digital twins in engineering, manufacturing, and other related industries. Through its members, digital twins, and resources, the DT Hub Community provides a platform for sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, and developing best practices. It is a powerful source of innovation and collaboration, helping to drive digital transformation and create competitive advantages for its members.


References
Digital Twin Hub
Leadership team

Charles Kennelly (Board Member)

Alison Vincent (Chair)

Paul Lam (Board Member)

Mark Enzer (Vice-Chair)

Harkirat Singh (Board Member)

Mark Coates (Board Member)

Liz St Louis (Board Member)

Davin Crowley-Sweet (Board Member)

Peter van Manen (Board Member)

Cristina Data (Board Member)

Melissa Zanocco (Board Member)

Matt Edwards (Board Member)

Simon Evans (Board Member)

Benjamin Ford (Board Member)

Johnny Furlong (Board Member)

Mark Girolami (Board Member)

Headquarters
London, G.B.
Year stablished
2020
Address
1 Sekforde Street, London , England EC1R 0BE, GB
Social Media