A digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical process or system that is dynamically updated using data collected from real-time monitoring of its physical counterpart. Globally, digital twin technology is proving to be a powerful tool in a range of areas, and their rapid development and deployment is helping to address real-world problems.
The TRIC-DT research will explicitly focus on solving significant societal challenges and generating tangible societal benefits in:
- Environment and sustainability: predicting and mitigating the negative impacts of climate change
- Infrastructure: enhancing the efficiency and resilience of critical infrastructure
- Health: improving human health and wellbeing
Mark Girolami, Chief Scientist at The Alan Turing Institute, said “The TRIC-DT will help to democratise access to digital twin technology by providing open and reproducible computational and social tools. These tools will be available for digital twin development and deployment as a national service – freely accessible to the UK research and innovation communities. Working alongside a range of partners, the creation our first TRIC will build on the wealth of digital twin activity and investment.”