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Ambuja Cement helps boost employment in rural India by training young people on both formal skills and entrepreneurship development.
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In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, LafargeHolcim is committed to advancing women’s careers and increasing gender balance. As there’s no one size fits all, we looked at four different programs across four continents to learn how they are making a difference. Find out how change is afoot in the building materials industry!
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LafargeHolcim CEO Jan Jenisch and CFO Géraldine Picaud lead the 2019 Full Year Results presentation, discussion and Q&A with analysts from the financial community.
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For the United Nations’ Women and Girls in Science Day, we’re spotlighting five STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) talents from our global community who drive business results and blaze trails for others to follow.
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Holcim Ecuador helped build an 8km road that is a game-changer for local communities. And the cement used for it, Holcim MH Base Road, will help reduce future maintenance costs.
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Kelly Henry, Ductal Architecture Business Development Manager, describes why Ductal was chosen to build the Pollinators Pavilion, a new type of inhabitation for solitary bees.
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LafargeHolcim and Freyssinet present Ductal Inside, the innovative and cost-effective UHPC shotcrete solution. The first applications relate to reinforcement of under roads and motorways. This solution does not reduce the gauge of the structure, increases strength and durability, and preserves hydraulic and ecological connectivity. The application of Ductal Inside is 3 times faster compared to dry shotcrete.
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We hosted on November 20 in Brussels the working group: "Decarbonizing the built environment". After the session, Marce Cobuz, Region Head Europe, gave details of our contribution to low-carbon construction. He highlighted that we are on a mission to decarbonize construction and we believe that it can be accelerated!
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Thermaflow is our range of low thermal resistivity concretes for use in high-demand electrical facilities such as data centers. Thermaflow is a range of thermally conductive concrete mixes that both conduct and transfer the considerable heat generated by buried electric cables. Our Thermaflow’s performance is pre-tested and third party verified for optimized data center duct bank design.
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Are you an expert in architecture, engineering, urban planning or the building industry? Submit your innovative ideas to build a more sustainable future. The LafargeHolcim Awards are open for entries until February 25, 2020.
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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 with the start of the application process, through to May 14th, 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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