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Josef Hargrave

Global foresight manager

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Research with us

Research is our investment in our future to help our clients tackle the big challenges facing society.

Arup has spent more than 70 years at the forefront of the built environment design and engineering. Throughout our history, research has played a fundamental role in defining how we anticipate and leverage emerging business opportunities.

At Arup, we test and develop early stage or high risk technologies, methodologies, materials and ideas in real-world applications.

Connections: Exploring the complex challenges around the built environment.

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Research continues to underpin our ability to address client challenges across the public and private sectors. Each year, Arup engages more than 500 research projects with over 1900 Arupians involved. Our research portfolio showcases over 50 projects aligned to our six prioritised research areas.

How can we be better prepared for rapid urbanisation and the impact on cities?
How can we better manage water – from the supply of clean drinking water to understanding flood risks?
From low carbon vehicles to smarter transport solutions, what is driving innovation across the industry?
How will emerging technologies shape the future of the built environment?
How can we meet the ever increasing demand for energy?
How can we ensure our work is resilient to future challenges?