MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — EllisDon recently launched a Construction Technology Accelerator Program, in partnership with Impulse Partners, which aims to discover and accelerate the growth of pioneering construction technology start-ups.
The initiative will provide a unique platform for selected start-ups, granting them access to pilot projects, industry experts, networking opportunities and essential resources to cultivate and scale their businesses in Canada, indicates a release.
The program will focus on three primary phases: identification of technology-driven solutions with high potential; execution of pilot projects to evaluate new solutions on construction sites across Canada; and 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, embracing innovation is crucial for maintaining competitiveness and promoting growth, adds the release.
“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 with EllisDon, in a statement. “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.”