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With innovation and sustainability at the heart of everything we do, we’re committed to building a world that works for people and the planet. A world that is greener, smarter and that works for all. Shaping a world that is greener, we’re committed to a net zero future and at the forefront of carbon neutral and circular building materials and solutions. Shaping a world that is smarter, we’re leveraging innovation and digital, as well as pioneering new technologies such as 3D printing, to build more with less. Shaping a world that works for all, we’re part of hundreds of transformational infrastructure projects connecting society around the world. We drive affordable housing and schools. And we empower communities and our people wherever we operate. Because the future isn’t written, it’s built. ➡️ https://www.lafargeholcim.com/building-people-planet?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=organic_content&utm_campaign=building_for_people_and_the_planet #OurOnlyFuture
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Gioia 22 was built with cradle-to-cradle principles and an appropriate choice of the building materials. Our teams in Italy contributed with special building materials to support the inclined shape of the tower and build its twisted columns, particularly our low-heat and high-strength concrete C85. Holcim Italia also piloted ECOPact, the largest range of green concrete in the industry.
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Building for the future, we operated the largest pour of EcoPact green concrete saving 350,000kg of CO2 in one day! The major 19-story addition for Boston University’s Data Science Center will bring data scientists under one roof for generations to come.
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Our Net Zero pledge has just been named the "Net Zero Carbon Strategy of the Year" by the 2021 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards. Take a few minutes to hear from Antonio Carrillo Doblado, Head Climate and Energy, the story behind the creation of our Net Zero Pledge and what gave us the edge to win.
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If there’s one thing we’re more proud of than being the global leader in building materials and solutions, it’s our extraordinary team who put us there. Meet Remo, Climate and Energy Performance Specialist in Switzerland and discover his perspective.
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If there’s one thing we’re more proud of than being the global leader in building materials and solutions, it’s our extraordinary team who put us there. Meet our team in Zambia.
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If there’s one thing we’re more proud of than being the global leader in building materials and solutions, it’s our extraordinary team who put us there. Meet Moumita, Head Geocycle Asia and India and discover her perspective.
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We have recently launched new water repellent cements in key markets to help homebuilders and developers build more resistant and comfortable spaces, even with adverse climate conditions. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, LafargeHolcim seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials to our customers worldwide.
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2020 was a pivotal year for us with our net zero pledge and acceleration of our climate actions. In 2021 we will continue leading the way in green building solutions.
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WHY JOIN THE LH ACCELERATOR?

 

Led by 3 international companies LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika of the construction industry, the LH Accelerator is an accelerating program offering unique access to high level technical & market expertise

 

  

  

  

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

Be among the start-ups selected for the 2019-2020 season to solve our challenges and gain access to our markets

Our 6-month program is a unique opportunity to develop, test and market your ideas and turn them into a successful business

 

 

FREE FOR START-UPS, NO EQUITY TAKEN

Benefit from a powerful mix of business and technical expertise to develop pilots, products and access to markets

Be supported by our experts during 6 months and 2 events that will connect you to relevant stakeholders

 

WORLD-CLASS R&D FACILITIES

  • Get access to the R&D facilities of LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika.
  • Benefit from 100 hours to design prototypes, test and develop products and get feedbacks.
 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

  • Collaborate with LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika and become a supplier, a partner or obtain a licensing agreement.
  • Get paired with top managers to facilitate access to the international companies and their resources.
 

NETWORKING & MENTORING

  • Co-create and work on your specific innovation and business challenges designed by each of the 6 country (business units) partners: Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico and Switzerland.
 

 

MEET THE NEW SELECTED COMPANIES (2019-2020)

For the Season 2 (2019-2020), 12 companies from 7 countries were selected out of 300 applicants from the fields of materials, engineering, construction equipments, energy, sensors and services

 

ALTAROAD

ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

PLATFORM

 

ANOMERA

REDEFINING CELLULOSE

FOR THE FUTURE

 

DELAIR

AERIAL

INTELLIGENCE

 

M-CADOR

IMAGE FOR

DECISION SUPPORT

 

OKIBO

SMART ROBOTS

FOR CONSTRUCTION

 

SENSOHIVE

WIRELESS SENSORS

& IOT SOLUTIONS

 

  

  

  

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking to work with innovative companies who are either active in the construction industry or have solutions that could be applied to the industry 

Specifically we are interested in the following business activities

 

1# Concrete 2.0

Enhance the properties of cement-based materials beyond the core value of structural integrity 

Weight reduction, noise reduction, thermal properties, light reflectivity-translucency, porosity, environmental footprint

 

2# Construction waste

Rethink the design and process of making and delivery cement and concrete for avoiding, minimizing, reusing the waste from quarries to building sites. Propose alternative to tackle resources scarcity

Feedstock materials, water, energy and product waste, modularity

 

3# Real time quality control

Monitor, test, evaluate and adjust the quality of materials across the supply chain: from raw materials to product delivery

Sensors from raw materials to product delivery or truck sensors to monitor workability, air, water and make automated adjustements

 

4# CO2 neutrality

Measure, track and develop solutions to move towards neutrality

Alternative raw materials, industrial by-products, sensors, analytics, software models and new process

 

5# Real time product demand forecast at site

Develop and apply accurate, real time prediction of demand for product quantities and types by job site

Data collection, processing and input across the value chain

 

6# Monitor performance

Monitor performance characteristics of concrete delivery at construction sites and in prefabrication

Sensors about temperature, humidity, pH, structural resilience, durability

 

7# Automation

Increase use of automation to infrastructure (e.g. ports) and to related construction projects as painting

I.O.T., 5G, digital solution, 3D printing solutions, robots and other technologies

 

8# Infrastructure & buildings

Develop and use software models / digitalized visualization of the construction phases in infrastructure (such as roads and bridge) and building projects

Machine learning systems, predictive maintenance, AI

 

 

  

TIMELINE

The 2019-2020 timeline runs from July 4th, 2019 (start of the application process) through to October 28th, 2020

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3 CORPORATE PARTNERS INVOLVED TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH

 

Get access to unique technical and business know-how and an international network of 3 multi-nationals with a complementary position on the construction value-chain

 
LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim

The leading global construction materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world.                                                                                     

 

  • 75,000 employees
  • 80 countries
  • Sales 2018 : CHF 27.4B

 

 
CCCC

CCCC

CCCC is a Chinese construction company engaged in design and construction of transportation infrastructure, dredging and heavy machinery manufacturing business.

 

 

  • ​112,000 employees
  • Sales 2017 : €61.6B

     
 
Sika

Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry.                                                                   

  • 20,000 employees
  • 101 countries
  • Sales 2018 : €6.2B

 

 

  

  

  

OUR TEAM

A multi-talented team for maximizing your outputs

 

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ALUMNI 2018

In 2018, 10 companies from 5 countries were selected out of 300 applicants from the fields of design, engineering, materials, construction equipment and services

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CONTACT

Selected companies have free access to the largest research center in the construction industry (near Lyon, France) and get a chance to work with over 150 R&D experts and state-of-art equipment

 

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