Calling All Innovators

9 August 2016

Costain is calling on all innovators to enter the New Civil Engineer’s Tech Zone Competition as part of this year’s Future Technology Forum, which is due to take place at The Crystal in central London on 14-15 September.

The two-day event brings together key innovators, technology leaders and industry to explore solutions critical to the design, delivery and maintenance of future structures and infrastructure.

The Tech Zone Competition will explore a variety of innovative solutions from the next-generation of innovators and engineers, and New Civil Engineer wants to hear from you.

Three shortlisted entrants will have the opportunity to pitch their new technological solutions to delegates live at the event on September 15. Pitches will last five minutes, followed by questions from the chair and delegates in the audience. Following the Q&A, delegates will cast their vote on the preferred pitch live at the event.

The winning entry will be profiled in New Civil Engineer, the official magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

To be in with a chance to pitch your ideas to the industry, please submit a 500-word synopsis detailing your technology, along with five slides that you wish to use in your live pitch. Please send your submissions to Entries should be received no later than Monday 15 August.

Tim Embley, Costain’s Group Innovation and Knowledge Manager, said: “Costain’s ‘Engineering Tomorrow’ strategy provides a framework for our business to embrace innovative technology and products, enhance our services and focus on improving the performance of our customers’ businesses. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with New Civil Engineer to promote new innovation and technologies that will help to shape the future of the industry.”

Attendees to the Future Technology Forum will hear from expert guest speakers from industry like Miles Ashley, Programme Director for London Underground; Malcolm Taylor, Head of Asset Information at Crossrail; Mike Wilson, Chief Engineer at Highways England and Nirmal Kotecha, Director of Capital Programme and Procurement for UK Power Networks.

For more information about the competition, please click on the link below:

Tech Zone Competition

To watch the highlights from last year’s Future Tech Forum, please click on the link below:

New Civil Engineer’s Future Technology Forum



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