UCD can only developed as a collaboration between the UK‘s public and private sectors. It’s for this reason that the original development company, PIB-d Ltd, was set up as a joint-venture, half owned by (parts of) the education sector and half privately. But PIB-d was premature.
Now UCDx has been set up – as a community interest company – to make the case for UCD and act as a future governance body. But the fact remains that creating the infrastructure still requires collaboration and support from across the UK’s public and private sectors. The stronger the support from the public sector, iniitally education, the easier it will be for the private sector to raise the necessary finance.