Saint-Gobain, already highly involved in contributing to the success of France’s economic recovery plan, has launched a call for innovative solutions for the energy renovation of buildings. The selected applicants will be able to test their solutions under real conditions and be given support to develop them.
The process will involve three phases:
- Phase 1: A call for innovative solutions, open from early March through May 2021. The main targets are start-ups, and small and medium-sized businesses with original solutions for the French energy renovation market. Applications must be made through the renov-up.com website. Applications will be assessed and winners selected at the end of September 2021.
- Phase2: Field trials of the winning solutions, a key step in determining success by developing solutions adapted to the diversity of actual needs in real situations.
- Phase 3: Roll out and ramp up of the production volume of the selected solutions.
This call for solutions is part of a program called Renov’up, to accelerate innovation specifically targeting energy renovation in France created by Saint-Gobain, with the support of the startup incubator Impulse Partners.
In addition to Saint-Gobain, Renov’up includes several key sector players with the common aim of creating the conditions for creating new, disruptive solutions for the energy renovation of buildings: ADEME (French agency for energy management), ArcelorMittal Construction, Artelia, Pôle Habitat FFB communication, FNAIM (French property federation), LafargeHolcim, Schneider Electric, Total, UNSFA (French union of architects’ trade unions), and USH (French union of social housing organizations).
News courtesy of Saint-Gobain