Blue Innovation Futures: Open For Innovation

Author: Tim Embley

Even the best innovators have to stop and think! Costain Blue Innovation Futures is Costain’s opportunity in the year to think outside its current focus and have a look at what innovations are out in the market. By providing an opportunity for senior people in the business to review innovation, they are able to make connections very quickly and accelerate innovation into the business. This is your opportunity to promote your business to a leading engineering service provider that delivers innovative solutions to some of the biggest brands in the power, transport, nuclear process, water, waste, oil and gas markets allowing you to increase your exposure and reduce your time promoting your innovative capabilities.

The speed of change and the opportunities available to business to innovate means it is worth exploring and seeing what is available. Blue Innovation Futures allows us to join the dots, creating innovative opportunities for your business. We are able to listen and make connections to the relevant people in the business using our portal that allows us to manage innovation and provide feedback from our expert internally directly back to the innovators. If the opportunity is not suitable for us today, we keep ideas in our database that allows your company to be flagged when new opportunities arise.

If you are concerned about your Intellectual Property (IP) and how it will be managed, we have experts that guide you through the process. All the companies that went through our process last year have retained their IP.

2013 was our first year where we formally conducted Blue Innovation Futures in the market and we were impressed with the quality and range of ideas; practical ideas we have used in our construction activities, technology we have used in our water business and ideas that have addressed national challenges around power management and big data analytics. If you have an idea, it would be worth registering, you don’t know what the future holds... it takes 5 minutes to register: