The London Digital Twin Research Centre has been successful in two further bids to the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme. The two projects focus on DT research and knowledge transfer that is strongly located in our University strategy themes and have at their core, the UN sustainability goals.
The new projects are:
Project 1 (Vietnam, 2022-2024): “Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming in Vietnam and the UK”
Challenges in agricultural product supply during COVID-19 pandemic brought the idea of adapting a highly automated vertical farm system to the urban context. This project is international research that is aimed at sustainability issues arising from food resilience needs. The project will install two greenhouses to support vertical farming and use DT/IoT smart solutions to control and monitor production. Alongside the technical work, there is a substantive piece of educational work on vertical farming with young people. The project is also an example of collaboration with the Business School. We are collaborating with Van Lang University from Vietnam.
Project 2 (Indonesia, 2022-2024): “Developing Connected Curriculum on Digital Twin for Health System Resilience”
The project aims to strengthen the Indonesia’s preparedness, response and approach to future health resilience tested by crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Health Indonesia has now included health system strengthening as one of their top priorities. The new curriculum with digital technologies at its core is therefore required to upskill and train the next generation healthcare workforce, one of the determinants of health system resilience framework. The project is also expected to prepare students for health system resilience through the DT potential in the policy-making process. We anticipate developing really good institutional links with partner Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), that will support further international collaboration.