The things you can't see often make all the difference. At Black & Veatch, our unrelenting commitment to innovation is the secret to our success.We combine the capabilities of an integrated engineering and construction company with our passion for reshaping the industry to drive advancements in sustainable infrastructure.
For over a century, Black & Veatch has been leveraging our industry experience, curiosity, get-it-done attitude, and sense of urgency to Build a World of Difference. Spanning across multiple industry sectors, Black & Veatch’s solutions and innovation teams develop transformative growth strategies, enter new markets, and manage our pipeline of new business concepts to meet the evolving needs of our clients.
IgniteXIgniteX is a DOE EPIC Prize-recognized, primarily virtual program designed to empower startup companies offering scalable solutions for critical human infrastructure. Program participants partner with Black & Veatch experts to co-develop, pilot, and market their new technology.
Mobile and Modular SolutionsUsed as alternatives to more permanent infrastructure, mobile and modular solutions are quicker to deploy, less expensive, and more flexible to adapt to evolving business and community needs.
Drone and satellite imagery is widely available, but it doesn’t provide sufficient resolution for ground-based engineering work. Manual ground-based data collection and LiDAR scans are prohibitively expensive for most projects. No one has successfully provided access to ground-based data imagery collection—until now.
Clean TransportationAs a leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, Black & Veatch is at the forefront of transportation evolution. We deploy the newest charging, fueling, communications, and energy storage technologies that validate transformational clean mobility solutions and meet return-on-investment goals.
FengenMegatrends, including climate change and resource scarcity, are driving a paradigm shift within the environmental sector towards decarbonization and renewable energy production. Our Fengen technology unlocks the biodegradability of organic feedstocks, enhancing waste-to-value pathways in multiple industries.
NextGen AgricultureThe NextGen Agriculture team helps bring new agricultural technologies to life. From vertical farming to cell-based meats, Black & Veatch is providing engineering and construction solutions to bring novel food production methods to market and scale.
Collaboration Across the Industry
Black & Veatch sponsors various industry events and programs in support of innovation:
Edison Awards. The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Black & Veatch sponsors the Edison Awards Critical Human Infrastructure category – recognizing solutions that improve quality of life, spur economic growth, and prepare for a more resilient future.
Cemex Ventures Construction Startup Competition.The Cemex Ventures Construction Startup Competition features the most innovative companies focused on sustainability, productivity, supply chains, and new construction technologies. Black & Veatch has joined forces with other industry leaders to build the future of construction, now.
Charin. Black & Veatch is a core member of CharIN, a non-profit organization promoting the Combined Charging System as the global standard for all electric vehicles. CharIN encourages cross-industry stakeholders to move towards interoperability so vehicles, chargers, and software systems can work together seamlessly and reliably.
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