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JOIN THE LH ACCELERATOR!

An intensive 6-month program in the construction industry

 

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.

 

Apply to our challenges designed by different countries before September 1st, 2019

 

  

  

  

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

 

Building innovation together:

Be among the 15 start-ups selected for the 2019-2020 season to solve our country 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.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND 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 WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS

  • 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 WITH COUNTRY PARTNERS

  • 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.
 

  

  

  

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

LH Accelerator is 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:

 
  • Design & Engineering

    • Design Automation
    • Building Information models
    • Structural Engineering Analysis
    • Augmented & Virtual reality
    • 3D Scanning
    • Designer Marketplaces
  • Materials

     

    • Modular Manufacturing 
    • Specialty Concrete
    • Material Market places
    • Material Re-use
  • Logistics

     

    • Fleet Management
    • Fleet Risk Management
    • Inventory & Supply Chain management
    • Shipping Marketplaces
 
  • Construction Equipment

     

    • Robotic Assembly
    • Worker productivity Enhancement
    • 3D Printing
  • Construction Services

     

    • Predictive Analytics
    • Smart Mapping, Monitoring, On-site VR
  • Demolition & Waste Management

    • Demolition Robotics
    • Sorting Automation
    • Waste Removal Marketplaces
 

  

  

  

MEET THE SELECTED TEAMS FOR SEASON 1

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

 

  

  

  

TIMELINE & APPLICATION

 

The 2019-2010 timeline runs from June 15th, 2019 with the start of the application process, through to May 14th, 2020.

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The application process will start on June 15th and end on September 1st.
The final selection will be communicated on September 19th, 2019.
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BUSINESS PARTNERS

 

3 Corporate partners highly 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 : €4.2B

 

 
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

 

 

  

  

  

OPERATING TEAM

An operating team supports you for maximizing the acceleration program outputs.

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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-the-art equipment.

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