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Lead 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.

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My name is Madhura Joshi and I work at the Holcim Innovation Centre where we work together to develop sustainable building solutions. I became a part of team Holcim in 2020 and I already feel that I'm a builder of progress. I feel motivated to be associated with Holcim where progress is circular in nature. I witnessed great disparities in living conditions. It is time to actively participate in this fight against climate change and generate possibilities to provide sustainable housing and facilities to even the less fortunate.
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My name is Madhura Joshi and I work at the Holcim Innovation Centre where we work together to develop sustainable building solutions. I became a part of team Holcim in 2020 and I already feel that I'm a builder of progress. I feel motivated to be associated with Holcim where progress is circular in nature. I witnessed great disparities in living conditions. It is time to actively participate in this fight against climate change and generate possibilities to provide sustainable housing and facilities to even the less fortunate.
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ECOPlanet is a global brand for green cement. Green cement delivers a minimum of 30% carbon footprint reduction versus conventional cement in the market. It's the first of its kind in the world.
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14Trees, a Holcim joint venture with CDC Group, the UK’s publicly owned impact investor, is deploying 3D printing technology at scale to build affordable and low-carbon housing and schools in Africa, starting in Malawi. With its record speed of construction and optimised material use, this technology reduces the carbon footprint for building new homes by up to 70%. Pioneering this technology in schools for the first time, 14Trees aims to address the country’s chronic infrastructure shortage while creating skilled local jobs.
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Holcim is seizing today’s historic opportunity to build a greener world. The next ten years are decisive for climate action. As builders we have a huge role to play, especially in steering the USD trillions of infrastructure investment now coming online.
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We are driving the circular economy across everything we do to build more with less, recycling construction and demolition waste wherever we can. #BuildingProgress
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It takes 60,000 tons of resources to build just 1km of highway. ORIS digital road designing tool can reduce the carbon footprint of roads by up to 50%. ORIS combines local resources, traffic data and weather conditions to design and build roads more sustainably.
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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.holcim.com/about-holcim #BuildingProgress
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We’re committed to a net zero future and at the forefront of carbon neutral and circular building materials and solutions.
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We’re leveraging innovation and digital, as well as pioneering new technologies such as 3D printing, to build more with less.
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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

 
 

A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

 
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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 #July/August 2021
  • The innovative companies can apply by selecting one challenge #until the end-Oct. 2021
  • A first batch of innovative companies is preselected by the country team and interviewed #Nov. 2021
  • The final cohort of the selected innovative companies for the Season 3 is announced #Dec. 2021

 

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2 CORPORATE PARTNERS INVOLVED TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH

Get access to unique technical and business know-how and an international network of 2 multi-nationals with a complementary position on the construction value-chain

 

 
Holcim

Holcim

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

 

  • 70,000 employees
  • 70 countries
  • Sales 2020: CHF 23.14B

 

 
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.                                                                   

  • 25,000 employees
  • 101 countries
  • Sales 2020 : CHF 7.88B

 

 
 

OUR TEAM

A multi-talented team for maximizing your outputs

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ALUMNI 2019-2020 - SEASON 2

 

ALTAROAD

ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

PLATFORM

 

ANOMERA

REDEFINING CELLULOSE

FOR THE FUTURE

 

DELAIR

AERIAL

INTELLIGENCE

 

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

 

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