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Internet Showcase For Innovation

22 July 2013

Costain is taking to the internet this week in the Company's quest for more innovation.

A webinar on 23 July will encourage members of the Costain supply chain to come forward with new ideas, as well as steering them in the direction of funding they may require to nurture embryonic innovations.

Tuesday’s webinar will be jointly staged by Costain and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN), a Government-funded body linked with the Technology Strategy Board.

ESKTN’s Jonathan Abra will give details on the different funding mechanisms available and where they are appropriate, for both Costain’s internal supply chain and others invited by the ESKTN. The presentation will be ‘badged’ under the Company’s Engineering Tomorrow initiative.   

Engineering Tomorrow is the Company's commitment to identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions to major national needs.

“We are increasing the drive towards finding innovative solutions for our customers and appreciate that our supply chain has a huge part to play in this,” said Graduate Civil Engineer, Mark Collier, from the Business Development Department, who organised the webinar.

“We recognise that this is a two-way relationship, where Costain should help provide our supply chain with opportunities to bring innovative solutions to market.  With this relationship we also recognise the need to increase the levels of communication with our supply chain partners.”

“ESKTN will give ideas and help companies with a pointer in the right direction towards gaining funding to support innovative solutions. There are various forms of funding out there set up for different situations, but not everyone knows some of the smaller funding routes that are available.”

Tuesday’s event is intended to be the first in a series of webinars.

Anyone wanting to listen in to the webinar should be at a computer with internet connection at noon (12pm) on 23 July. Click on this link to join:

https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/sustainabilityktn/esktn-tv

 

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