- What is the aim of LH-Accelerator?
- Which start-ups will the LH-Accelerator be working with and why?
- Would you consider the possibility of investing in a start-up?
- Will LafargeHolcim share joint patents with start-ups?
- Do I have to be in the LH-Accelerator location for the entire 6 months period?
- How many companies will you accept into the cohort?
- How many members of my team need to participate actively in the program?
- Do you take in charge travel or housing expenses in the accelerator program?
- Where is LH-Accelerator located?
Working with start-ups to develop, test and market innovative and sustainable construction solutions.
Our goal is key to improve the way we build and to provide construction solutions to some of the world’s major challenges, such as urbanization and climate change.
We will not limit the scope of our collaboration with start-ups to the construction and building materials industry. We will open it to different areas such as digitalization (data analytics), automation and robotics, process, sustainability.
However the projects should be applicable for the construction and building materials industry.
This is not the scope of LH-Accelerator. We will organize a Demo Day where angel investors and venture capitalists will check out your technology and listen to your pitch.
The purpose of the program is to support development of applicant’s ideas and business. Should the development made by the start-up with the support of LafargeHolcim result in patentable inventions at the end of the Program, LafargeHolcim and the applicant shall discuss the corresponding ownership on a case by case basis.
Preferably, we expect you to be on site during the program. This benefits you because you can take advantage of the numerous learning opportunities, networking and coaching that will be provided.
However, if this is not possible for you to be around, you will have to participate to the 3 major sessions of the program and available on-site for the Sprint session from November 27-29, 2019 and the Demo Day on May 14th, 2020.
We run a very hands-on program and spend time working one on one with each start-up so we purposely limit the size of our cohorts to 15 companies.
The CEO and at least one other key team member must be prepared to participate fully in the program, including all required preparation sessions as well as the different sessions. These are intensive events that require full-time commitment in order for you to make the most of these opportunities.
The Applicant and LafargeHolcim will sign a non-disclosure agreement. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. The information on your application remains absolutely confidential and is restricted to the selection committee.
We cover in-country or international costs associated with traveling up to 300€ per participant for each session (Sprint session and Demo Day). We also provide accommodation and full-board during those sessions.
However, LH-Accelerator will not take in charge the other costs (travels and accommodation) incurred for start-ups wishing to be hosted at the R&D Center during the 6 months program.
The accelerator program office and event sessions (Sprint session and Demo Day) will take place in the LafargeHolcim R&D Center located at Saint Quentin Fallavier, near Lyon, France.