National Digital Twin Programme

The National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) is run by the Centre for Digital Built Britain, a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Launched by HM Treasury in July 2018, the NDTp was set up to deliver key recommendations of the National Infrastructure Commission’s 2017 'Data for the Public Good Report'.

High-quality, secure data can improve how infrastructure is built, managed, operated and eventually decommissioned. It is therefore crucial that this data is captured and used effectively to bring forward savings for stakeholders and ensure societal benefits for all. This focus is reflected in the NDTp’s objectives:

  • Enable a National Digital Twin – an ecosystem of connected digital twins to foster better outcomes from our built environment;
  • Deliver an Information Management Framework – to ensure secure resilient data sharing and effective information management;
  • Align a Digital Framework Task Group – to provide coordination and alignment among key players.