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Get involved in our work to develop a common language for digital twins

A new governance structure is being set up to drive forward the work of the initiative and we’re seeking applications to join its inaugural Executive Board and Steering Group.

Since the publication of the paper, the initiative has successfully established and tested a methodology for cross-sector collaboration and will publish the outcome of this work shortly.

The new governance structure will take forward the initiative and build on the approach.

We’re looking for individuals to get involved in this work either by active individual participation in the Executive Board or as a source of strategic guidance and advice in the Steering Group.

The Executive Board will be selected by the Interim Board of the Apollo Protocol. It will provide the long-term strategic direction for the protocol and its enabling mechanisms, overseeing the maintenance and use of its assets. Membership will be by individual representation and meetings will be at least monthly. Positions within the board, such as chair, will be appointed once the executive board group is selected.

The Steering Group will comprise of non-executive positions and its purpose is to provide oversight as a group to the Executive Board. It will be selected by the Executive Board and will meet quarterly. Members of the Steering Group will be a representative mix of individuals and organisations who are subject matter experts and other interested parties across data management and the digital twin landscape.

You can find out more about the roles and responsibilities in the open Terms of Reference on GitHub: Executive Board Terms of Reference and Steering Group Terms of Reference.

To apply, please send an email with your application to the interim board secretary, Sophie Edridge ( Please state whether you are applying to join the Executive Board or the Steering Group and why you’d like to be involved.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 April 2023.

Please direct any questions about the Apollo Protocol Initiative and the current opportunities to Rick Hartwig, Built Environment Lead at the IET by emailing