EllisDon, Impulse Partners unveil ConTech accelerator program

Ontario Construction News staff writer

EllisDon has launched a new construction technology accelerator program in partnership with Impulse Partners. The goal of the initiative is to “discover and accelerate the growth of pioneering construction technology start-ups.”

“Our industry is at a crossroads, and we need to embrace collaboration if we want to continue to expand our technology solutions,” said Brandon Milner, senior vice-president, digital and data engineering at EllisDon. “We are proud to launch an accelerator program in partnership with Impulse Partners and hope it can act as a conduit to increase the development of cutting-edge innovation while driving growth and opportunities for promising start-ups.”

The accelerator program will provide a unique platform for selected start-ups, granting access to pilot projects, industry experts, networking opportunities, and essential resources to cultivate and scale their businesses in Canada.

“Impulse Partners is thrilled to collaborate with EllisDon to accelerate the transformation of the construction industry,” said Thomas Le Diouron, managing partner, Impulse Partners. “We believe that the program will create opportunities for startups from around the world to showcase their innovative solutions and work alongside industry leaders to bring them to market,”

The program has three primary phases:

  1. Identification of technology-driven solutions with high potential
  2. Execution of pilot projects to evaluate new solutions on construction sites across Canada
  3. Integration of the most promising start-ups into EllisDon’s various business units

As the construction sector confronts escalating challenges including rising costs, labour shortages, and environmental concerns, innovation is crucial for maintaining competitiveness and promoting growth. EllisDon says the new initiative will foster collaborations with top-tier global start-ups and offering a dynamic environment for testing, validating, and scaling their technology solutions.

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