Winners for Construction Startup Competition 2023 revealed

The winners have been announced for Cemex Ventures Construction Startup Competition 2023.

Eight startups were announced as this year’s winners, each corresponding to one of the competition’s four segments: Green Construction, Enhanced Productivity, Construction Supply Chain and Future of Construction.

The eight finalists will go on to compete for the gold, silver, and bronze medals at Pitch Day 2023, held at Trimble’s Dimensions User Conference on November 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, US. 

Since it started in 2017, the competition has received almost 3,000 applications from over 80 countries, and participating startups have gone on to create notable change in the construction industry.

Winners, Cemex Ventures Construction Startup Competition 2023:

■ Civ Robotics (US) – Civ Robotics builds autonomous layout systems for the construction industry with an emphasis on solar farm and road projects that require thousands of coordinates a day with a press of a button.

■ Construex (Ecuador) –  Construex digitises construction suppliers across Latin America, offering software tools to suppliers (mostly SMBs) to help them manage their digital presence, find and manage clients, and grow their businesses with data.

■ Firstplanit (UK) – Firstplanit provides designers, developers, and manufacturers with insights on the Environmental, Social, Health, and Monetary benefits of building materials and products through a holistic, transparent, data-driven, user-friendly digital platform.

■ Frontline (Singapore) – Frontline is a construction planning simulation and optimisation platform. The company has developed proprietary optimisation algorithms that enable construction companies, operators, and contractors to quickly identify best-in-class construction plans with optimal activity sequencing and resource allocation.

■ FYLD (UK) – FYLD is an AI-driven work execution platform bringing real time remote site visibility to construction operations. Workers use the FYLD platform to record work and safety related activities using unstructured data (video, audio, text) which FYLD’s AI analyses in real time to enable remote managers to make better operating decisions.

■ RodRadar (Israel) – RodRadar offers Live Dig Radar (LDR), which automatically detects underground utility infrastructure in real-time, during excavation, without the need for expert analysis, improving construction safety and productivity.

■ sensmore (Germany) – sensmore is an AI Automation 2.0 software company leveraging novel radar technology and artificial intelligence to solve automation challenges for heavy machinery in even the most severe conditions in contrast to vision-based systems.

■ Vizcab (France) – Vizcab is the leading 360° Building Carbon Platform, focusing on the embodied carbon impact of materials and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), offering comprehensive solutions from carbon budgeting to regulatory accounting and reporting.


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