Advanced Construction Accelerator Webinar

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Event finished: 2nd November 2021

The main aim of the accelerator is to increase the capacity of the sector to innovate. This will be achieved by bringing together a consortium of industry partners led by Connected Places Catapult who will explore and trial new technologies collaboratively with SMEs, while also providing the cohort with the necessary support to scale.

The information webinar will provide further details on the specific challenges which the programme will look to address, the support available to successful SMEs and will guide potential applications through the application process.

About the Advanced Construction Accelerator

The programme will offer 10 SMEs at TRL 6-8 various business needs and technical support over the course of 6 months. Selected SMEs will also have the opportunity to engage with a consortium of industry partners which includes Ferrovial Construction and Ibstock plc.

The consortium will offer commercial guidance and testing facilities to help the cohort to validate their offering via technology trials.

The programme is designed to explore specific challenges set by industry and will seek SMEs with products and services which can clearly address these. These challenges will fall within the three main programme themes of:

  • Streamlined Operations – Innovations that improve the delivery process of construction projects, enabling better outcomes for both clients and suppliers.
  • Carbon reduction – Innovations that support greener operation and delivery of construction projects within the UK and which align to the government’s Net Zero ambitions.
  • Digital Future – Innovations that facilitate the transition to a digital future of construction. The digital future of construction will involve the use and application of digital tools that make the delivery, operation and renewal of our built environment safer, more efficient, and more collaborative.

Connected Places Catapult will be delivering the programme in partnership with Startup Discovery School who will support the SMEs through a bespoke programme roadmap tailored to their unique business needs – this will include but is not limited to investment readiness, business modelling, customer profiling and enterprise selling.