Mainstreaming Innovation

  • Dimitrijevic, Branka (Principal Investigator)
  • Cockroft, Jeremy, (Principal Investigator)
  • Sharpe, Tim (Co-investigator)
  • Russell, Charles (Co-investigator)
  • Muneer, Tariq (Co-investigator)
  • Heal, Kate (Co-investigator)
  • Banfill, Phil (Co-investigator)
  • Moore, David (Co-investigator)
  • Imbabi, Mohammed (Co-investigator)
  • Blackwood, David (Co-investigator)

Project: Projects from Previous Employment

Project Details


Mainstreaming Innovation was a one-year (01/04/2013-31/03/2014) project of nine Scottish universities, led by Glasgow Caledonian University, which aimed to reduce carbon emissions by supporting academic/industry collaboration in testing innovations for the integration of sustainable infrastructure into the existing built environment (e.g. housing, education, healthcare and other building estates). Other partners were the University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt University, Robert Gordon University, University of Aberdeen, University of Abertay Dundee and University of Edinburgh.
By the end of March 2013 the project had 901 members. Along with the members from Scotland and the rest of the UK, the project has attracted members from 30 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and USA.

Layman's description

The project supported feasibility studies and provided knowledge exchange through online webinars and quarterly online magazine.

Key findings

As the one-year project attracted 901 members nationally and internationally, it provides evidence of the importance of the topic for researchers and industry. Video recordings of 18 webinars delivered during the project remain available on the project website.


The grant of £236.660,00 was awarded by Scottish Government for Mainstreaming Innovation project from 1st April 2013 until 31st March 2014
Effective start/end date1/04/1331/03/14


  • sustainable infrastructure
  • built environment
  • academic and industry collaboration
  • Scotland

Research Output

From transition towns to smart cities: opportunities and challenges

Dimitrijevic, B., 1 Jul 2015, In : Computers and Law. 26, 2, p. 26-28 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 120 Downloads (Pure)

    Towards the integration of sustainable infrastructure into the existing built environment

    Dimitrijevic, B., Jul 2013, In : Spatium. 2013, 29, p. 30-36 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


    • 21 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in conference

    Designing Smart Cities CReATE

    Branka Dimitrijevic (Speaker)
    1 Apr 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The outputs of CIC Start Online

    Branka Dimitrijevic (Speaker)
    10 Mar 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk