Innovation and research
Our clients need partners that can accelerate innovation to market and create solutions to meet their challenges. To do this, we are investing in our people to discover and implement smart infrastructure solutions that address some of the most pressing challenges society has ever faced.
To keep up with growing demand and the need for improved connectivity, commitment to transport infrastructure is vital for our economy to thrive.
Alternative energy sources and advances in digital technology are creating a more competitive and dynamic energy market by providing consumers access to greater choice.
Technology is transforming how we personally live and work, and how businesses can meet ever more demanding challenges. This accelerated trend is dramatically improving the capacity, resilience, efficiency and customer service in many industries.
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.
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.