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Ventures

We invest in ideas and organizations that have transformative impact on the built environment.
We invest in ideas and organizations that have transformative impact on the built environment.

Arup Ventures enables commercial innovation by developing and commercializing ideas generated in-house and by partnering with private companies creating technologies and services in our core and adjacent markets.

We invest in ideas and organizations that have transformative impact on the built environment and help us further our goal of shaping a better, more sustainable world.

Whether we’re taking internal ideas from concept to company or helping collaborators solve their most pressing challenges, venturing helps us push technical boundaries and harness the firm’s wide skill sets to drive our industry forward.

How we can help

Our team uses its commercial know-how to help Arup innovators and external founders realize the full potential of disruptive ideas by leveraging the firm’s deep expertise in all aspects of the built environment through:

  • Technical peer reviews and due diligence

  • Design and technical support for technology and prototype development

  • Guidance on regulatory landscape and policy

  • Market sizing, perspective, and foresight research

  • Resource support for pilot projects 

Explore our ventures

Acorn

Acorn

Acorn is a technology solution developed inhouse by Arup for the transportation industry. It combines controls, logistics, and asset management systems with a state-of-the-art system architecture that helps operators achieve the highest standards of operational efficiency, while cutting the cost of procurement, design, installation, and maintenance.

Charge

Charge

Arup partnered with Charge, a New York-based micro-mobility startup dedicated to building the largest network of charging stations for e-scooters. We developed the initial prototype design for a brand-agnostic charging dock that could support any model or brand of e-scooter.

Artus

Artus

Developed inhouse by Arup, Artus is a hybrid air conditioning unit designed to save energy, money and space that has now been spun-out into a standalone company revolutionizing the HVAC industry. 

Mogu

Mogu

Arup partnered with design technology startup Mogu to develop mycelium-based products that combine high technical performance and design flexibility with circular economy principles. 

Vertical Meadow

Vertical Meadow

Recently spun-out of Arup, Vertical Meadow has a range of innovative living wall system for permanent facades and temporary applications such as construction site scaffolding and hoardings. Plants are grown from seed in-situ, creating biodiverse wildflower meadows that benefit the community and help developers and contractors meet their CSR goals.


Discover how our team can help

You can access our Ventures services around the world. Wherever you’re based, we can help you scale your ideas at any stage of their lifecycle.