These are the 50 most promising startups of 2023 that are redefining the Contech ecosystem.
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The construction industry has traditionally been passive in terms of innovation, digitalization, and new applications of technology.
But not anymore.
Like in many other industries, the construction sector has entered into an era of change, where new emergent business models are driving its revolution. According to McKinsey & Company, the adoption of new digital technologies in the construction sector can enhance competition and productivity by almost 15%, so it is no wonder that in recent years many new players have emerged.
Construction technology (Contech) startups are just some of the new players helping the industry become more sustainable, productive, efficient, and innovative, and are transforming the way we have traditionally seen construction. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 50 Contech startups to watch out for this year.
2050 Materials | 2050 Materials addresses the pressing issues around building material sustainability and turns climate targets into tangible actions for architects.
Advanced Construction Robotics | ACR is filling the labor gap and increasing overall productivity with their robots that help construction firms consistently meet growing demand, reduce scheduling risks and improve safety.
AECInspire | AECInspire is a SaaS solution that digitizes building material procurement and management with emphasis on prefab to address labor shortage and price volatility.
AEInnova | AEInnova helps industries to become more efficient and environmentally friendly by offering self-powered IoT solutions.
Akanthas | Convinced that waste is a resource, we digitize production at source to optimize their management and increase added value.
Aren | Aren has built a civil infrastructure management platform for engineering firms and asset owners to minimize the risk of failure and optimize infrastructure spending.
Automatic Construction | Inflatable concrete buildings.
bobbie | bobbie is the leanest procurement platform and marketplace for commercial building materials.
Brinja | Brinja builds intelligent construction with a wireless IoT ecosystem platform app that optimizes energy, increases safety and efficiency during the production phase of a site.
BuildClub | Tech enabled on-demand materials and logistics supplier to the construction industry.
Buildwitt | People-focused media, construction marketing services, and training software to make the Dirt World a better place.
CAALA | CAALA is the platform for calculating, optimizing and communicating CO2- emissions in the real estate and construction industry.
Calidad Cloud | Quality and productivity in one tool. Minimize costly risks, delays and increase project efficiency, quality, accountability project closeout and warranties.
Carbon BioCapture | Carbon Capture as a Service to remove CO2, SOx, and NOx from point-source emissions using native microalgae strains to grow valuable biomass in high-efficiency patented photobioreactors.
Carbon Limit | Carbon Capturing concrete technology.
CATHAGO |All suppliers in your pocket – CATHAGO is the Purchase2Play for procurement of materials, tools and equipment.
CivilGrid | Google Maps for Construction – a clearinghouse for all built world data.
Civils.ai | Civils.ai is a SaaS solution using data and AI to make every construction project easier to design.
CleanInnoGen | CleanInnoGen commercializes a deep tech to decarbonize heavy industry with on-site low-cost hydrogen production from waste heat.
comstruct | comstruct is the data platform for material procurement in the construction industry connecting construction companies and their material suppliers.
Conox | Conox, LLC has developed processes to use waste concrete as a raw material for the production of glass products.
CONSTAL | The leading marketplace for construction talents.
Constru | Constru is building the future of efficiency with a computer vision platform that turns captured imagery into insights for better data-driven decision making.
Construex | Construex is a B2B SaaS enabled construction marketplace for Latin America.
ConWize | Conwize is a cloud-based platform that simplifies the bidding and cost estimation process in the tender phase, to protect your company against crucial mistakes.
Coolbrook | Coolbrook has developed a revolutionary rotating machinery technology to decarbonise the heavy industry through electrification.
Ecomedes | Ecomedes, Inc. is a climate tech company on a mission to accelerate the adoption of sustainable products for commercial buildings by making them easy to find, evaluate, and specify.
ecoworks | ecoworks is innovation leader in design & installation of prefabricated energy efficiency retrofits for owners of old, energy-wasting multi-story apartment houses in Europe.
EMerald Geomodelling | EMerald Geomodelling is dedicated to revealing ground conditions through AI to enable sustainable infrastructure planning with reduced geological risk.
eMOD | eMOD is a proactive and collaborative construction safety platform.
Exodigo | Exodigo is the new gold standard for non-intrusive discovery.
Faber Technologies | Faber Connect is a b2b marketplace connecting construction workers with construction firms.
Flexcavo | Flexcavo automates workflows for contractors and rental companies through an end-to-end software solution for machinery, people and materials.
Frontline | Construction schedule & resources optimization software.
Gropyus | GROPYUS creates sustainable and affordable living for everyone. The company delivers buildings as turnkey products focusing on people’s needs and conserving the planet’s resources.
Harcourt Technologies | Our vision is to use 3DCP to develop and deliver sustainable construction systems that harness the potential of advanced manufacturing technologies.
iNex Circular | iNex Circular is a digital platform that enables you to find outlets for your excavated land, to connect local waste producers and recyclers, or to detect solar projects.
KAMBIO | KAMBIO is an online platform that allows you to design, build and buy your home.
Kollabo | Kollabo – the deep job platform for skilled blue-collar workers in construction.
Loris | Loris provides WiFi connectivity, security, safety, and automatic data capture to industrial job sites using portable, battery-powered, light-towers.
MAA’VA | MAA’VA is developing the next generation of green building materials that can functionally replace concrete for a sustainable future.
Materially | Materially is an end-to-end procurement and supply chain platform that connects buyers, suppliers and haulers of heavy construction materials.
MIXTERESTING | Our digital mixing master helps to develop CO2 friendly concrete 10x faster through virtual simulation of promising concrete mixtures.
Mobbot | Mobbot develops new technologies for the digitalization of spraying concrete processes in tunnel and underground constructions.
NUQLEA | NUQLEA created the first digital platform that brings together entrepreneurs, NGOs, SMEs, unions, government entities, banks, fintech companies, educational centers, and logistics companies.
Oculai | oculai is automating the documentation of progress and processes on construction sites using cameras and AI.
The Link | Rethinking construction specifications, from design to execution and back again.
Vizcab | Vizcab is a SaaS platform to measure and manage construction projects’ embodied carbon emissions.
Waste Robotics | Waste Robotics integrates advanced waste handling processes, computer vision, deep learning algorithms and state-of-the-art robotic technologies to enable smaller, more precise, safer and more profitable waste recycling facilities.
WtE | WtEnergy uses advanced thermochemical conversion technologies for the substitution of fossil fuels in direct thermal applications.
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