The launch event for The Apollo Protocol, a white paper proposing a cross-sectoral framework that will unlock the benefits of digital twins between the manufacturing and built environment sectors, with the support of the technology sector.

Whilst manufacturing and built environment both use digital twins, they have developed them in isolation, risking the creation of separate, incompatible markets unable to meet cross-sector sustainability and performance goals.

Our mission is to bridge sectors by untangling and aligning cultural aims, processes, and technological factors as a major step towards true cross-sector digital twins.


  • Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director Construction BEIS keynote in support
  • Miranda Sharp, Infrastructure Advisory Board for London Mayor– Vision: making digital twins work across different disciplines. (confirmed)
  • Mark Girolami, Chief Scientist, The Alan Turing Institute – Senior Tech Leader on the role of tech
  • Richard Robinson, CEO Atkins UK and Europe and Co-Chair Construction Leadership Council – Built Environment Leader
  • Austin Cook, Principal Technologist, Emerging Technology and Systems at BAE Systems Air - Manufacturing Leader (To Be Confirmed)
  • Neil Thompson – Digital Manufacturing and Performance Lead, Construction Leadership Council | IET Built Environment Panel Chair
  • Jonathan Eyre - Technical Fellow for Digital Twins, University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre