Following the launch of the Sekoya platform, devoted to low-carbon materials and procedures, Eiffage and Impulse Partners, the construction-sector innovation specialist, gathered with project participants to announce the results of this first call for solutions. The CSTB, a Sekoya platform partner, served as a member of the jury.
Since June 2019, seven partners representing the entire construction value chain have joined the initiative to form the industrial club Sekoya, lending their expertise in carbon to promote carbon-free solutions. This has brought together several major groups from various sectors: Covivio, Gerflor, GRDF, Legrand, Saint-Gobain and Vicat, along with Union Sociale pour l'Habitat, which represents social housing organizations in France, and the CSTB, the sector's main center for research and expertise.
The first call for solutions invited startups, SMEs and MSBs to register their entries by September 26, according to six themes: new mobilities; low-carbon design and building; circular economy; biodiversity and ecological engineering; renewable energies; and energy efficiency.
In three months, 57 solutions were submitted through the online platform. On Monday, January 27, 10 startups were shortlisted to present their innovations to the jury. After deliberating, Eiffage, Impulse Partners and their partners announced the five winning startups: