About Big-DEAL

Overview of Big-DEAL including background, mission and research areas.

Big-DEAL works closely with a range of organisations, including Balfour Beatty, Costain Limited, Schneider Electric, Waste Plan Solutions, Sustainable Direction Limited, TerOpta.


Big-DEAL has attracted more than £18 million in funding from Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), and EPSRC. Big-DEAL carries out industrial research in collaboration with top UK companies and SMEs.


Our mission is to develop:

  • a world-leading cross-disciplinary research laboratory that leverages novel digital technologies to address current needs and future challenges;
  • commercially sound digital solutions that drive up commercial competitiveness and productivity, and that improve the quality of life and well-being of the society at large.

Research areas

  • Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Knowledge-based Systems
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Immersive Technologies: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Simulation, Mathematical Modelling and Optimisation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Cyber-physical Security
  • Quantum Algorithms
  • Mobile Technologies

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