Cemex names startup winners 

Cemex Ventures celebrated the Pitchday event in Miami to celebrate the ten winners of the Construction Startup Competition 2021. 
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / November 18, 2021
By Ben Spencer
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The winners offer solutions in categories such as carbon footprint migration, advanced building materials and new construction methods (© Stockbakery | Dreamstime.com)

Cemex says the startups had the opportunity to present their projects to a jury composed of the top representatives of each organising company, as well as an audience of experts in construction, investment and innovation.

Pitchday took place within the framework of the BuiltWorlds 2021 Venture East Conference event. Document Crunch, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered software to identify and explain critical issues in construction contracts, was chosen as the gold medalist of the 2021 edition.

Document Crunch and nine other startups will have the possibility to benefit from investment, pilot projects at a global scale, and join an ecosystem led by the host companies that make up the Construction Startup Competition 2021. 

The ten winners offer solutions within these five categories: carbon footprint mitigation, supply chain optimisation, efficiency in the jobsite, advanced building materials and new construction methods.

  • AI Clearing (United States)- Saas platform that integrates seamlessly several data sources into BI systems to provide digital insights.
  • hyperTunnel (United Kingdom)- Patented new method to build and renew tunnels and underground infrastructures.
  • Nodes & Links (United Kingdom)- AI-based platform to create smart machines to automate project management.
  • ObraLink (Chile)- Data collection system to automate critical construction site activities such as concrete poured and formwork.
  • Presien (Australia)- AI vision systems to free heavy industries from the risks that threaten the safety of their people and business.
  • ProcurePro (Australia)- Digital subcontractor procurement platform to close the digital gap between bids & commitments.
  • RatedPower (Spain)- Cloud-based software to carry out the design and engineering of utility-scale solar photovoltaic plants.
  • Schüttflix (Germany)- Platform to order, transport, deliver and dispose bulk material 100% digitally.
  • Wastebox (Austria)- Digital waste management platform to automatically connect customers with the right disposal partner for their project.

Cemex Ventures celebrated Pitchday together with Dysruptek, Ferrovial, GS Futures, Hilti, Vinci Group’s Leonard and Nova by Saint-Gobain.

The company is now preparing the 2022 edition with the aim of drawing an even more promising scenario for the Contech ecosystem as well as for the all the startups that will participate in the next call.

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