The Coalition said it is looking to partner with new startups and experienced companies to implement new health and safety products in the field and office, though submissions will need to be close to “market-ready.” Proof of concept or prototypes will be considered.

“This virus, and future pandemics won’t wait for us to catch up,” said Steve Edwards, CEO of Black & Veatch, in a press release. “The NEXT Coalition recognizes the opportunities that our companies’ collective scale and experience create to quickly begin sourcing, testing and launching solutions that can impact construction safety fast. To accomplish that goal, we needed to look outside of our own companies.”

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