We believe the only way to make the world a better place is by improving people’s lives. We do not simply engineer or build things and we don’t see data or technology as ends in themselves. We see problems and we put our imagination to work.
The world is constantly changing, and we want to be on the forefront of that change. For over a century, we’ve been bringing new ways to solve the world’s challenges.
IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator
We believe that in order to achieve a sustainable future, it will take an ecosystem to make progress. Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator partners with startups focused on Renewable and Distributed Energy, Mobility, Agricultural Technology, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, and other technological processes adding value to engineering services.
Learn more about the 2019 world-changing cleantech IgniteX teams who are helping us move the world further and faster to a sustainable future.
New Business Incubator
Black & Veatch’s Growth Accelerator (GA) is a catalyst for growth and innovation, created to support strategic and growth-related initiatives to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable infrastructure. The GA incubator is a pipeline of growth initiatives that are funded, piloted, and launched (or abandoned). The GA provides resources to help entrepreneurs and growth initiatives achieve scalable market success and serves as a central point for external partnerships. Here are some of the solutions we are testing out.
DataFuze accelerates decision making for infrastructure managers by synthesizing and analyzing imagery, video, LiDAR, and other visual data from multiple platforms.
From vertical farming to cell-based meats, Black & Veatch's NextGen Agriculture team is helping unlock the potential of the next generation of food technologies.
Solarhood helps customers go solar through innovative mobile and web experiences. It is our first consumer offering, and supports corporations going green.
From infrastructure supporting autonomous vehicles and electric fleets to new technologies like hyperloop, Black & Veatch’s Transformotorist team is transforming the mobility landscape.
Growth Accelerator Incubator Teams in the News
Close of Business
A podcast for young professionals in the STEM industries discussing innovations that excite. Episode 16's of the 21st Century Agriculture series features real-world ‘ag-startup’ NextGen Agriculture that is breaking ground in providing infrastructure solutions to rapidly expanding indoor agricultural applications.
The Good Food Institute
GFI is dedicated to accelerating the growth of plant-based meat and clean meat – two promising emerging food technologies. Zack Olson, co-founder of Black & Veatch’s NextGen Agriculture business joined leaders from life sciences, chemistry and other companies to discuss how growing the business of clean meat can leverage the knowledge of these parallel industries to accelerate progress.
Black & Veatch’s first Business to Consumer offering, Solarhood helps customers take steps to go solar through a mobile or web app experience. Corporations can also benefit from the technology. Founder Luke Oehlerking sat down with Startland News to discusses the app and his vision for Solarhood.
Black & Veatch has been part of a coalition working to evaluate the feasibility of Virgin Hyperloop One’s proposed route from Kansas City to St. Louis. We announced the results in October 2018.
UAS 60 Mile Flight
DataFuze’s Co-founder Jamare Bates talks with UAS Magazine about the successful BVLOS (beyond-visual-line-of-sight) flight to inspect transmission lines.