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Spanish large company looking for solutions to reduce costs in construction and rehabilitation in dense urban areas.

Country of Origin: Spain
Reference Number: TRES20190313001
Publication Date: 13 March 2019

Summary

A Spanish company working in the construction industry is looking for innovative technologies and tools to improve efficiency in construction processes shortening timelines and reducing costs in construction and rehabilitation projects in dense urban areas. They are looking for providers of solutions interested in a technical cooperation agreement. This request is part of an open innovation challenge.

Description

A Spanish large company working in the sectors of technology and water engineering, services, construction and materials is interested to promote cleaner and more sustainable industry.

Social housing urban landscape is fast evolving with new generations wanting to live in densely populated urban areas (density, ease of social interaction, diversity of spaces), with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities (artistic, sports, social), and with public transport. Housing affordability plays a key role in this paradigm shift, thus construction companies need to use new technology, construction processes, and materials to adapt to the new demands.

The Spanish company is looking for innovative technologies and tools to shorten project timelines, reduce costs and promote cleaner and more sustainable industry, thus driving down the cost of construction and rehabilitation in dense urban areas and making housing more affordable for all.

Specific solutions sought that could help to achieve these goals include, but are not limited to:

• Offsite prefabrication
• Modular construction
• Alternative building materials
• Building Information Modelling
• 3D printing
• Mobile based solutions

This technology request is an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform until 29/03/2019. If an organization does express interest before that date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform to apply directly.

After that date, the Spanish company will select the companies with whom they would like to cooperate. The cooperation will be in the framework of a technical cooperation agreement. Other types of cooperation could be considered.

Once the challenge is closed, expressions of interest for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.

Expertise sought

The solution sought should be a  product, or functional prototype, mature enough to be integrated and validated.

Stage Of Development

Prototype available for demonstration

Requested partner

The Spanish company is looking for start-ups and other companies able to provide solutions for the construction industry to shorten project timelines, reduce costs and promote cleaner and more sustainable industry.

The partner sought should have a minimum viable product (MVP) and be interested in scaling up their solution (process, product, or business model) to industrial grade with mutual collaboration and knowledge sharing with the Spanish company. The cooperation type desired is a technical cooperation agreement.

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