Applied Research & Innovation

Research can help us not only envisage but conscientiously shape the years to come – creating insights, knowledge, a foundation for action.

Applied Research & Innovation Lead

Specialism Lead:
Sam Wilkinson

Applied Research & Innovation:
Our pioneering spirit.

Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) is an open and diverse team focused on catalysing change and evolving new ideas. We strive, within Hoare Lea, to foster new skills, forge connections and create a space for innovation; and with academic and industry partners to exchange and co-develop new research.

Aligned with our North Star of 'people and planet', ARI’s near and long-term goals are to advance our current practice and help shape the future. Through our existing expertise, building external partnerships, research and design secondments, ARI weaves together four exploratory threads:

Climate change resilience and adaptation, nature and biodiversity

Circular economy, life-cycle analysis and novel materials

Computational tools, energy, performance and net zero carbon

Health, wellbeing, social value, human-centric design and storytelling

If you are interested in finding out more, collaborating or working with us, please get in touch: