i-BUILD is funded by a £3.5 million grant from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). The programme also benefits from £1.8 million of support from university partners, industry and government departments and agencies.

‎‎i-BUILD is a consortium of three of the UK's leading Universities:

  • Newcastle University (Headquarters)
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Birmingham

Each University has a world-leading track records in engineering, economics and social sciences.  The Centre Directors are listed below, other Centre researchers, our Expert Advisory Panel, partners from government and industry, and affiliates can be found by navigating the side menu.

Professor Richard Dawson

Dr. Claire Walsh

Professor Andy Pike

Professor Stephanie Glendinning

Professor John Bryson

Professor Chris Rogers

Professor Phil Purnell

Dr. Andrew Brown