Innovation in the design and build of HS2 will improve productivity.
Innovating to do more with less and create fewer emissions and noise. We will build a legacy of knowledge, expertise and new commercial opportunities for the UK.
Recycling turbine blades to reinforce concrete
A world first pilot will cut carbon production by up to 90%. Learn more.
Innovation reducing emissions.
Retrofitting tech on construction machine engines. Find out more
Start-ups are helping us embrace new technologies to build a world class railway. Find out more now.
First intake to HS2 Innovation Accelerator announced.
Five start-ups are now working on key innovation challenges around HS2 construction. Find out more.
HS2 and UK Rail Research and Innovation Network.
Working together to access and accelerate new technologies, and showcase the best of British innovation. Find out which centres are involved.
Innovating to ensure social distancing on construction sites.
The BBC One Show's Tim Peake visited HS2 to learn about the PLINX proximity alarm that stops workers getting too close to each other.
Using renewable power sources
Mobile hydrogen and solar power units are supplying electricity on sites.
Trialling the electric telehandler
The Faresin Eco telehandler is saving 400 litres of fuel a week.
Eliminating hearing damage
HS2 and Eave use innovation to reduce work-related hearing damage by harnessing the power of data-driven insights.
Find out how
Boosting safety and productivity
BioSite Systems uses real time data to increase operational efficiency, improve health and safety, and ensure people have the right skills.
Learn more now
Carbon reduction innovation
Using AI to reduce carbon
Artificial Intelligence is powering a new carbon and cost estimating solution, trialled on our sites by Skanska Costain STRABAG JV.
Lowering Co2 in concrete by 42%
Together, HS2, Skanska, Costain and Cemex are pioneering low-carbon concrete.
Find out how