A Dutch building company is strategically looking for new technologies and/or construction processes to minimize their construction and demolition waste, the impact of which is huge and no longer accepted by their customers and government. The company is willing to offer a technical cooporation agreement or other types of agreements, via a challenge on an open innovation platform, to companies working in software development, building and design, ICT, creative thinking, transport and more.
The Netherlands based construction company is active in new building, restoration and renovation, domestic and utility construction. They belong to the national top 10 of construction companies on the Dutch market.
The entire construction sector causes 23% of the total amount of waste in the Netherlands.
Consumers, government and local authorities become increasingly demanding and environmentally aware.
Clients of the SME want to respond on the trend of sustainable and environmental friendly building and make this part of the negotiations and their tenders.
The Dutch construction SME wants to respond to this trend, by eliminating waste on the building site. By doing so, they contribute to the reduction of environmental pressure.
The SME also wants to reduce their costs of waste disposal.
The company searches innovative knowledge which can provide them with state of the art technologies and improved construction processes to realize their sustainable goal of diminishing their construction waste.
The company offers potential partners a technical cooporation agreement to receive a sustainable label that accomplishes to the demands of the market. Other types of agreements are negotiable.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This technology request is part of an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform from the 30 th of November until the 11th of January 2021. If an organization does express interest in cooperation with this firm before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform on which one can get in touch with the company experts. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential.
Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the SME's. These will be invited for further contact to discuss cooperation possibilities aimed at the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, EOI's for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.
- Type of partner sought: The company is looking for the following disciplines:
• Software development.
• Building & design.
• Software integration skills.
• Creative thinking.
• ICT, technology and robotics.
• Transport and logistics.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Dutch company is looking for a partner, that can help them with developing waste-free construction concepts.
For this the company seeks technical partners who contribute with their technical knowledge to develop waste-free constructions. For this, the company is looking for knowledge about (building)processes, logistics, packaging, ICT and robotics, design, creative thinking, all to support the aimed goal of waste-free construction.
As the SME is also willing to participate in these future waste-free construction concepts, the relationship should be long-term.
Under development/lab tested - The company would expect a on the market proven technology but is also willing to participate in future development.
Other - Since this technology request is an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform all types of IPR Status can be considered.