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Innovation and research

Infrastructure is facing enormous change. To achieve the best possible solutions and make infrastructure fit for a better future, we collaborate more closely than ever with clients, partners, communities and wider industry.

Strategic focus

Bringing the future to life through innovation

Costain is one of the first to achieve the BSI Kitemark for innovation. We worked in partnership with BSI, the business improvement company, to help design and pilot the new global certification scheme for innovation. Innovation is core to our work, our people and our business. It defines what we do and how we serve our clients and society, and helps us leave a legacy of better, greener and digitally optimised infrastructure that improves people’s lives.

Research programmes

We generate impact directly from research to our client projects through strategic relationships with key universities, supporting targeted research projects, and through developing and using our PhD community. We currently sponsor 14 PhD researchers and support projects at world-leading universities, such as University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, UCL and Cardiff University.

Latest news

Costain to play major part in making road maintenance schemes more sustainable
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Costain joins Cisco-led consortium to enhance security of IoT data
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Next phase of project to decarbonise industry in South Wales receives funding
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Costain’s strategic partnership with Microsoft helping to deliver CAPEX and OPEX savings to Anglian Water
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Infrastructure giants unite to develop advanced drone system for the urban environment
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Costain to partner with U-Battery developments Ltd on modular nuclear reactor design
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