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The Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE) programme brings together 18 higher education institutions from across the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC). It offers a unique collaboration, an inclusive space to harness significant UKRI, university and industry investment in facilities and doctoral training, by bringing together the intellectual capital of hundreds of postdoctoral researchers, and ready-made impact pathways which are provided by an established network of globally connected partners.

The programme is being led by Loughborough University in partnership with the University of Birmingham and Cranfield University. A number of leading companies and other stakeholders are also involved in the C-DICE partnership, including Engie UK, the Building Research Environment (BRE) Trust, Manufacturing Technology Centre, HS2, Severn Trent Water and many more.

C-DICE is supported through a £4 million four year investment from the Research England Development fund, plus £3.4 million in cash and in-kind commitments from partners.