Innovation is a key part of the cement and concrete industry’s journey to net zero and is a key part of our 2050 Roadmap.
The GCCA runs two innovation programmes under its Innovandi programme
- Innovandi Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN)
- Innovandi Open Challenge
The Innovandi GCCRN brings together industry and academia to collaborate on pre-competitive research in areas such as alternate clinker and new binders. Since its launch in 2019, the network has grown, with several core projects underway between collaborators that show great promise.
Launched in 2021, the Innovandi Open Challenge is a global programme to bring together tech start-ups and GCCA member companies to drive innovation and help solve the climate challenge.
It partners our members with exciting start-ups to accelerate technology that will be essential in our decarbonisation journey.
This year we have six consortia formed between start-ups and members, and the results of these partnerships are due to be announced in October 2022.