News from Saint-Gobain regarding the winners of its annual Business Challenge garnered the most reader attention last week (Saint-Gobain Announces Winners of the 2018 Business Challenge): “Saint-Gobain recently awarded the prizes for the third Saint-Gobain Business Challenge in France, after the finals were held in Paris under the chairmanship of Pierre-André de Chalendar, group chairman and CEO. According to Saint-Gobain, since it is strongly committed to sustainable development and fighting climate change, it asked the students and startups to reinvent the circular economy in the building industry. According to the latest statistics, 350 Mt of worksite waste is produced in France every year. This waste accounts for 40% of all solid waste. Given these figures, the building industry needs to reinvent its circular economy to convert some of this waste into new raw materials through reuse or recycling.
“A total of 44 startup teams and 340 student teams from 48 business, engineering, and IT schools entered this year’s competition, which was organized with BeMyApp. Among them, five startup teams and five student teams were shortlisted to compete in front of the final jury.
“The first prize in the startup category was given to the ‘Construire demain’ project presented by SYSCOBAT, which designs, produces, and distributes a low-carbon process. The project reportedly makes it possible to build better (by limiting errors and defects), as well as faster and more efficiently (by using components manufactured in an industrial environment). The provision of innovative digital services reportedly makes the process more modern while also eliminating worksite waste.”
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