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Led by Holcim with world class Corporate Partners, Holcim ACCELERATOR offers a unique and an intensive 6-months acceleration program to foster innovation collaboration along the construction value chain with a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, business and technical expertise.

 
Working together with German startup Magment, we are developing a magnetizable concrete technology for road surfaces that enables electric vehicles to recharge wirelessly while in motion. Known as “inductive charging,” this breakthrough concrete-based solution reduces the need for charging stations, while saving time. Discover more: https://www.holcim.com/paving-the-way-e-mobility
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Led by Holcim with world class Corporate Partners, Holcim ACCELERATOR offers a unique and an intensive 6-months acceleration program to foster innovation collaboration along the construction value chain with a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, business and technical expertise. https://www.holcim-accelerator.org/
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In a series of educational workshops, students could visit the vessel, taking and analyzing water samples and learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to preserve the oceans and accelerate the circular economy. Discover more: www.holcim.com/circular-explorer-completed-its-journey-in-baltic-sea
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Working wIth a team of divers from the Kiel Scientific Diving Association, the Circular Explorer helped to recover over a ton of marine litter, retrieving ghost nets, fishing lures and other forms of marine litter. In a series of educational workshops, students could visit the vessel, taking and analyzing water samples and learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to preserve the oceans and accelerate the circular economy. Discover more: www.holcim.com/circular-explorer-completed-its-journey-in-baltic-sea
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Holcim seeks to understand, prevent or mitigate any risks to people from its operations and business activities. Regular human rights assessments – and detailed impact assessments – are a key part of our due diligence to avoid harmful impacts on people. Discover more: https://www.holcim.com/people-human-rights
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Joe Osae-Addo is Principal of the architecture practice Constructs, with offices in Accra and Tamale, Ghana, and in Washington DC and Los Angeles, USA. The firm synergizes architecture, urban planning, landscaping, and building technology into a single unit geared towards bringing modern architecture and building techniques to create ‘inno-native’ design solutions to contemporary African architecture.
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Joe Osae-Addo is Principal of the architecture practice Constructs, with offices in Accra and Tamale, Ghana, and in Washington DC and Los Angeles, USA. The firm synergizes architecture, urban planning, landscaping, and building technology into a single unit geared towards bringing modern architecture and building techniques to create ‘inno-native’ design solutions to contemporary African architecture.
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Magali Anderson - Holcim's CSIO - talked at this year's Domus Forum presenting her vision on the theme 'How will we live'. As architects inspire us everyday to build progress for all, it was an honor to be part of this one-day event organized by one of the most prominent architectural magazines in the world.
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In 1990 we started work to reduce our CO2 footprint. Thirty years later we’ve cut CO2 intensity by 30%. But we want to go further. With the release of our “Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth,” we’ve created a roadmap to lead the circular economy. Find out how: https://www.holcim.com/strategy-2025
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WHY JOIN THE HOLCIM ACCELERATOR?

  • A unique acceleration program to foster innovation collaboration along the construction value chain
  • Access to different market conditions and facilities across geographies, with country specific resources
  • High-level mentoring with top managers of several major companies of the construction industry
  • Co-creation with a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, business and technical expertise
  • Possibility to undertake pilot tests and demonstrators
 

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

 

FREE FOR START-UPS, NO EQUITY TAKEN

 

BUSINESS

GROW YOUR BUSINESS by working with the country teams to develop technology or business model in order to solve operational challenges

FIND OPPORTUNITIES to become supplier, partner, or obtain licensing agreement

NO EQUITY TAKEN

 

TECHNICAL

ACCESS TO TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURES such as the R&D facilities of the involved international partners

BE COACHED BY OUR EXPERTS to design prototypes and demonstrators, test and develop products and get feedback

 

NETWORKING

ACCESS TO A HIGH LEVEL MENTORING by discussing with top managers from international companies all along the construction value chain

HIGHLIGHT YOUR DEMONSTRATORS to decision makers and investors

 
 

ACCELERATOR SEASON 3 : A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

 
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Australia: How can a higher use of recycled materials, by-products, etc... reduce the Australian CO2 footprint? Solutions should help improve the building design to decrease the embodied carbon.
 

Canada: There is a need to utilize environmental value added materials (recycled, recovered, by-products) to reduce the embodied carbon in concrete. How can we improve the identification, sourcing, performance assessment, and sustainability of these materials?
 

Colombia: How may we implement innovative construction processes to build sustainable, affordable and adequately finished social dwellings in Colombian cities? Solutions should use local materials and increase speed of construction at an affordable price.
 

France: How may we find bio-based concrete solutions (new concrete compositions, new building components,...) to fit with French regulations (RE2020, and keeping in mind fire, acoustics performance...) in an economical way.
 

Germany: How to use CPC technology (carbon prestressed concrete) in the most effective way in order to drive the industrialization of the construction process, respect the circular economy (C2C), and reduce carbon footprint?
 

Mexico: How can we improve the sourcing of new construction materials by facilitating the use of waste* materials at a local scale?

 

Switzerland: How can new smart building designs drive a better process optimisation and increase CO2 savings beyond existing regulations & material categories?

 

UK: How do we implement a System to enable the Circular economy to maximize value (carbon and cost) of used construction materials, minimize waste and re-introduce it into our value chain with maximum impact?
 

USA: How can we better utilize our resources to generate supply chain efficiencies? Solutions should provide operational optimization to reduce wasted CO2 while improving operational costs.

 
 

SELECTION PROCESS & TIMELINE

  • The selection process involves from the very start (during challenge definition and scouting) joint teams per Country from all the major companies involved in the acceleration program -
  • Each country team defines their specific challenge #Nov. 2021
  • The innovative companies can apply by selecting one challenge #until end Feb. 2022
  • A first batch of innovative companies is preselected by the country team and interviewed #early March 2022
  • The final cohort of the selected innovative companies for the Season 3 is announced #End of March 2022

 

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OUR TEAM

A multi-talented team for maximizing your outputs

 
sandra boivin holcim
Sandra Boivin

Head R&D Solutions & Products
Holcim, France

simon wiedemann holcim
Simon Wiedemann

Business Excellence, Head of Solutions & Products
Holcim, Switzerland

matthieu horgnies holcim
Matthieu Horgnies

R&D Specialist and Technology Scouting Manager
Holcim, France

greta paulsen bemyapp
Greta Paulsen

Program Manager
BeMyApp, Spain

rene baechli sika
René Baechli

Sr Vice President Key Accounts Manager Concrete & Cement
Sika, Switzerland

jan baumgartner sika
Jan Baumgartner

Head Corporate TM Concrete
Sika, Switzerland

julien bourcerie
Julien Bourcerie

Head of Open-innovation
Department for Innovation and Sustainable Construction
Bouygues Construction, France

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Michael Bastow

Technical Excellence Leader
Mott MacDonald, UK

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Ian Poole

Structural Engineer
Mott MacDonald, UK

 
 

ALUMNI 2019-2020 - SEASON 2

 

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

 
 

ALUMNI 2018 -  SEASON 1

 

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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 200 R&D experts and state-of-art equipment

 

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