CATALYST: the 2nd cohort of Leonard’s support program enrols 10 innovative companies

Leonard is greeting the 2nd cohort of its CATALYST program, designed to foster cooperation between innovative companies and VINCI companies in construction, mobility, real estate and energy. The 10 innovative companies selected meet the challenges of environmental transition, safety, productivity and competitiveness of VINCI companies' offerings and business lines.

The CATALYST program puts the most mature innovative companies in a position to start rolling out their products and services in partnership with VINCI Group companies. The second cohort will include 10 of these companies. They will have preferential access to VINCI executives and Leonard will be by their side from their first meeting up to the point where they formalise their partnership.

With 7 countries represented, this program designed to support cooperation between innovative companies and VINCI entities confirms its international dimension. 6 out of the 10 companies selected provide an innovative solution that reduces the environmental impact of projects.

In 2020, 11 start-ups and scale-ups had taken part to the first cohort of the CATALYST program.

Promotion 2021: 10 selected innovative companies

AI clearing (Pologne) develops a platform powered by Artificial Intelligence to monitor the progress of infrastructure works, based on geospatial data.

#ConTech #Productivity #Environment

Voyage Control (UK) is a software solution improving construction logistics and supply chain management to streamline processes, enhance safety and protect the environment.

#ConTech #Productivity #Environment

vHive (Israel) is a software solution that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives to digitize their assets and operations in the field, particularly in the inspection of cell towers, cranes, facades and more broadly any type of construction project or structure.

#Contech #Safety #Productivity

Eave (UK) has developed a complete hearing protection system for construction workers consisting of smart ear defenders which promote situational awareness and an online platform for monitoring site noise and individual workers’ exposure to noise.

#Contech #Safety #Productivity

Carbon Upcycling Technologies (Canada) offers a carbon utilization technology that creates advanced concrete additives from CO2 gas emissions.

#Contech #Safety #Competitiveness

Viibe (France) is a download-free video assistance technology dedicated to technical support centers providing expert remote diagnosis.

#Industry #Productivity #Safety #Environment

Infogrid (UK) combines the world’s smallest IoT sensors with the power of AI to optimize and automate building management, saving time, money, protecting the environment, and improving security.

#Proptech #Environment #Competitiveness

nPlan (UK) helps contractors identify and prevent major project delays before they happen. Having learned from more 500,000 construction schedules, they accurately identify delay risks on projects during tender and execution, formulating plans to deliver projects on time.

#Contech #Productivity #Competitiveness

Utilis (Israel) offers infrastructure assessment and monitoring solutions, based on L-band SAR satellite analysis, more specifically in the fields of water supply and transportation infrastructures.

#Contech #Environment #Safety

Omniflow (Portugal) is a smart IoT Lamp-pole powered by wind and solar energy, offering sustainable solutions for smart cities, powering high value-added services such as 5G cells, security cameras or IoT sensors.

#Smartcity #Environment #Competitiveness

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