Commenting on the launch of the Core Innovation Hub, Hannah Vickers, chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) said:
"We're delighted to welcome the Core Innovation Hub which will spearhead the practical adoption of new technology and offsite construction in our sector.
"However, the productivity and performance gains sought by government will only be realised if these new routes to market are accessible across the entire supply chain. Therefore, we need to be careful not to exclude smaller organisations, who have less capacity to try new concepts or tools.
"By working with organisations like ACE, the Hub will be able to access all areas of the industry and our soon to be launched Future of Consultancy campaign will ensure all our members, no matter their size, are ready to contribute and work with Government to make the most of new technologies like digital design, advanced manufacturing, robotics, drones and augmented and virtual reality."