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 Diverse Research Proposals Received from 12 Countries
CTBUH 2013 Research Seed Funding Draws 40 Applications
April 10, 2013
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CHICAGO - The CTBUH’s second research seed funding initiative has generated 40 proposals from around the world.

The seed funding initiative, sponsored by ARUP, will award $20,000 to help a research team develop a relevant research idea and attract more funding. The winner of the grant will be chosen by the Research Seed Funding Review Committee and announced at the CTBUH 2013 International Conference, to be held in London from June 11-13, 2013.
2013 Funding Sponsor

The list of applicants included researchers from universities in the USA, UK and China, as well as top firms HOK, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Perkins & Will.

The CTBUH 2013 International Research Seed Funding Initiative represents a key step forward for the CTBUH’s Research Division. The Initiative was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level sufficient to secure more significant funding, in conjunction with the CTBUH.

“The number of multidisciplinary research proposals have increased significantly, highlighting the importance of collaboration amongst different fields of research,” said Dr. Payam Bahrami, CTBUH Senior Research Associate. “We have received research proposals regarding innovative topics on emerging areas and new technologies.”

Here is the full list of applicants for the seed funding initiative:

Companies and Foundations
•   Arup
•   Brookfield Development
•   CBRE
•   Chicago Architecture Foundation
•   City and County of San Francisco (Earthquake Safety Implementation Program)
•   Dow Corning Corporation
•   Felicetti Pty Ltd
•   Fender Katsalidis Pty Ltd
•   Grimshaw Architects
•   HOK
•   HSMI, Housing and Urban Development Corporation
•   Killing Architects
•   Longo Park DW
•   Minoprio Foundation
•   Perkins+Will
•   Robert Bird Group
•   Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences
•   Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

•   Aarhus University
•   American University in Cairo
•   Arab Academy for Science and Technology
•   Brigham Young University
•   Cairo University
•   CEPT University
•   Deakin University
•   Drexel University
•   Georgia Institute of Technology
•   Huaqiao University
•   Illinois Institute of Technology
•   North Carolina State University
•   Oregon State University
•   Politechnika Śląska
•   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
•   RMIT University
•   Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
•   Stanford University
•   Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest
•   Università IUAV di Venezia
•   University College London
•   University of Bath
•   University of Calgary
•   University of Illinois at Chicago
•   University of Maryland
•   University of Michigan
•   University of Naples
•   University of Notre Dame
•   University of Southern California

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