Open Innovation Challenge Calls up Start-Ups in Drive Towards Net Zero Concrete


The GCCA (Global Cement and Concrete Association) is inviting industry from around the world to take part in the second Innovandi Open Challenge, an attempt to encourage collaboration among global cement producers and start-ups to focus on the creation of new technology that will eventually lead to the creation of Net Zero concrete.

Thomas Guillot, Chief Executive of the GCCA, said: “We’re calling on the best and the brightest from around the world to join us in the urgent fight to limit global warming and help towards delivering the great prize of Net Zero concrete. If you are a start up from Austria to Australia, from Brazil to Bangladesh, with an innovative idea or technology, then we want to hear from you.”

It is a problem in dire need of a solution. Concrete is the second most used substance after water and makes up most of our critical infrastructure. Currently 4% to 8% of total Global CO2 emissions come from concrete.

Companies who are accepted for this year’s Innovandi Open Challenge will gain unique access to industry plants, labs, key networks and the expertise and infrastructure of the GCCA’s 40 members from around the world. They will also receive guidance from the GCCA and its members to help them with the development of new technology and business cases.

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