Bridging the gap between research and practice

Dr Clare Eriksson

Director of Global Research & Policy (RICS)

What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?

The opportunity to bring academia to the table at the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum (April 23 - 24, 2018) should not be missed. By engaging thought leaders from across industry, policy, finance and research, we bring the best minds and insights into the on-going debate over the issues and developments affecting the built environment.

Register your interest for the 2018 RICS COBRA Research Conference

A global platform for academics

COBRA has been a platform for both established and upcoming researchers from across the globe to present, receive feedback and connect with other academics.

Past RICS COBRA events have included speakers presenting on state-of-the-art topics and featured discussions around emerging and pioneering trends and practices in research from around the world.

Leading the way, one presentation at a time

Dr Rick Huijbregt, Digital Transformation, Cisco, Americas, on Technology and the future of construction

Ted Maulucci, Tridel, on Data, analytics and the building industry

RICS, in partnership with University College London (UCL), recognises the role we can play as catalysts, bridging the gap between research and practice and ensuring professionals in the built environment can further build the skills needed to remain relevant in the future.

About the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit

By registering interest to COBRA 2018, we invite academics to join the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit. The third annual summit of the World Built Environment Forum, to be held in London, also marks RICS's 150th Anniversary as a Royal Charter body. Previous Summits were held in Washington (2016) and Shanghai (2017) and the fourth will be held in India in 2019.

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