How ConTech Lab works
ConTech Lab carries out pilot projects and experiments in which ConTech is the means to reach the goal: a sustainable and efficient construction industry.
In addition to pilot projects, ConTech Lab provides the industry with research on the ConTech-ecosystem and value creating initiatives. Furthermore, ConTech Lab elaborates on the connections between technology and sustainability and communicates new knowledge in understandable and action-oriented ways. ConTech Lab’s efforts in disseminating knowledge aims to engage both the companies that are digitally prepared and the ones that are still unsure how to kickstart their digital and green transition.
Lastly, ConTech Lab has a list of initiatives aimed at SMEs, which you can read more about here.
ConTech Lab’s pilot projects run 4-6 months and they test new methods and solutions with the potential to make the industry more sustainable and efficient. The short time span of the projects ensures momentum among the participants and allows flexibility – if the project managers see a need to change direction or redefine project goals, they can.
If the goal of the pilot project hasn’t been reached and there should be a need to develop a project further, pilot projects can easily build on each other. In fact, the lab has carried out several small projects within the same field (i.e. sustainable construction sites and data models for the construction industry). That is how ConTech Lab manages to work with complex issues and themes over short periods of time.
Pilot projects always erupt from specific industry challenges that can be solved with a technology, a process, and/or a new type of collaboration. Projects always reach over different phases and interfaces, and involve at least two construction companies, one technology company, and a research institution or an industry association.
ConTech Lab brings together the right competencies across the value chain into project groups to solve the specific challenge. The pilot projects are problem-driven and based on known technology which can be scaled in the market. Ideally, the pilot projects are linked to specific construction projects, which ensures that the outputs of a project remain relevant and close to the industry.
Read more about our different pilot projects here