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Blueprint for Australasian digital twin adoption released

Stewarded by the Smart Cities Council (SCC), a draft blueprint to drive adoption of digital twin activity in the Australian and New Zealand built environments has been released.

Digital Twins, For All – the Australia and New Zealand digital twin blueprint – was released recently at a gathering of government and industry leaders in Wellington, New Zealand.

“This document is the product of hundreds of stakeholders working together for the past two years across Australia, New Zealand and beyond,” says SCC Executive Director Adam Beck. “And our goal is clear – to catalyse a thriving digital twin marketplace in the region so we can activate data and create value for decision-makers in the natural and built environments.”

The SSC says that embracing new open technologies such as digital twins allows more integrated, productive and sustainable physical and natural asset stewardship.

The draft blueprint’s content was shaped collaboratively with stakeholders.

“This document is not a strategy, but rather a resource that we hope informs policy-related activities by governments of all levels across the region as well as the work of our fellow industry bodies and professional associations,” Beck says. “The Blueprint provides a series of draft recommendations based on engagement with government, industry and academia relating to digital twin capability development, leadership and governance, standards, use cases and research priorities.”

The Draft Blueprint is now available for stakeholder feedback.

“We still have a lot of stakeholder engagement to do before we finalise the document,” Beck says, “and we hope that policy-makers, practitioners and academics alike who are seeking a more sustainable natural and built environment provide feedback.”

Feedback can be shared with the Smart Cities Council before Friday August 27.

To read the Blueprint, click here.

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