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Holcim launch global Innovation Hub

Holcim’s new Innovation Hub
Holcim’s new Innovation Hub

New Hub aims to accelerate and scale up low-carbon, circular and energy-efficient building 

HOLCIM have announced the opening of their Innovation Hub to showcase their sustainable building solutions and serve as a co-creation lab to accelerate low-carbon, circular, and energy-efficient building worldwide. Spread across three floors, the Hub offers working spaces to host start-ups and think tanks to accelerate innovation together. It will also serve as an urban dialogue platform to explore the future of sustainable cities and their construction via interactive exhibits and events.

Nollaig Forrest, Holcim’s chief sustainability officer, said: ‘It’s a very exciting time for the building sector, with so much momentum in innovation to advance sustainable solutions. At Holcim we want to partner with the best and brightest innovators to accelerate the transition to low-carbon, circular, and energy- efficient building. Our Innovation Hub, within our global R&D centre, is designed to host partners from start-ups to architects to explore new solutions together.’


Miljan Gutovic, Holcim region head for Europe, added: ‘Holcim’s global Innovation Hub is at the core of our decarbonization journey. Our R&D teams here are focused on driving low-carbon formulation to scale up solutions like ECOPact, the world’s broadest range of low-carbon concrete, all the way to ECOCycle, our circular technology platform recycling concrete into new materials to build cities from cities. Our Innovation hub is a great platform to put our expertise to work with our partners to scale up our impact.’

The Innovation Hub
The Innovation Hub will foster forward-looking exchanges with key stakeholders across the construction value chain to accelerate the shift to sustainable building

The Innovation Hub is located within Holcim’s global R&D centre in Lyon, France, where more than 200 researchers are dedicated to developing sustainable building solutions. Holcim’s experts cut across all fields of building, from masons and engineers to material scientists and experts in artificial intelligence. The centre is focused on leading research, from low-carbon formulation and circular construction to green retrofitting for energy-efficient buildings in use.

The immersive showroom showcases how Holcim is decarbonizing building across its lifecycle, featuring low-carbon materials such as ECOPact concrete and ECOPlanet cement, and circular construction solutions, such as Holcim’s proprietary ECOCycle circular technology platform to recycle construction demolition materials into new building solutions.

Through an annual programme of events featuring start-ups, think tanks, and working groups, Holcim say the Innovation Hub will foster forward-looking exchanges with key stakeholders across the construction value chain to accelerate the shift to sustainable building.

The Holcim Innovation Hub opened today [6 September] and professionals from the construction industry can visit it upon request.