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In the picturesque city of Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 17th and 18th of October 2023, a remarkable event unfolded, celebrating the pioneers of sustainable construction and infrastructure. The first edition of the Tech Tour Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure event, co-hosted by the State of Vaud and Tech Tour, brought together a remarkable blend of innovation, sustainability, and ambition. 


This prestigious event shone a spotlight on the future of the Design, Construction, Materials and infrastructure sectors, unifying a stellar lineup of 31 impact-oriented companies with over 40 prominent financiers, corporations, clusters, and advisors. The program showcased groundbreaking innovations, fostered connections, and explored the potential of emerging technologies in these sectors. 

Among the standout moments of the event were the awards presented to companies making significant strides in reshaping the future of construction and infrastructure. Let's take a closer look at these forward-thinking enterprises: 



Revolutionizing Geothermal Energy: Enerdrape, a cleantech spin-off out of LMS - EPFL, is at the forefront of geothermal technology. Their modular, prefabricated geothermal panel technology transforms underground infrastructure into renewable heating and cooling sources for buildings. By offering a low-carbon, cost-competitive solution, Enerdrape is driving the decarbonization of the sector. 


carbonauten GmbH 

Pioneering Negative Emission Materials: Carbonauten introduces a novel category of materials, carbonauten NET-Materials®, which can store up to 3.3 tons of CO2 per ton. This innovative solution aims to replace large volumes of fossil plastics, building materials, and fossil fuels, with a global, decentralized, and technologically identical approach. 



AI-Powered Property Insights: Syte is an AI platform for properties and existing buildings. It provides real-time property data and uses AI calculations to help real estate developers, investors, and architects realize the full potential of a property. This includes identifying sites and buildings for redensification without the need for new sealing. 


ClearVue Technologies Limited 

Transparent Solar Power: ClearVue Technologies operates in the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) sector, integrating solar technology into building surfaces like glass and building facades. Their advanced glass technology generates electricity while preserving transparency, making it a game-changer in building aesthetics and renewable energy. 



Water Intelligence for Sustainability: Droople offers a SaaS Big-Data & ML-enabled water intelligence platform. Their IoT sensor-agnostic AI-on-the-edge devices collect high-resolution data to control water assets, enabling water-energy savings and sustainability practices. With a focus on scalable, proprietary technology, Droople is set to make a significant impact. 


Joulia SA 

Energy Recovery from Shower Water: Joulia's innovative shower drain channel captures valuable heat energy from shower water and provides a sustainable shower experience with exceptional comfort. Their creative approach ensures that no heat energy goes to waste. 



Flexible and Sustainable Office Solutions: JUUNOO offers flexible office partitioning solutions that can be easily repurchased and reused in other projects, enhancing cost-effectiveness. Their patented system allows for 7x faster installation, making it an attractive choice for clients like Deloitte and Industrious. 



Real-Scale Construction Plans with Laser Technology: Mechasys has developed an innovative laser projector that displays construction plans in real scale directly on construction sites. This technology enhances productivity, reduces risk, and optimizes profits in construction projects. 


Magment GmbH 

Wireless Inductive Charging for EVs: Magment is a leader in wireless charging infrastructure, reimagining EV charging with innovative technologies and patented magnetic concrete. They aim to make EV charging seamless, convenient, and sustainable. 


IoT-Driven Building Automation: MClimate specializes in smart building automation solutions, offering hardware sensors and actuators that retrofit old buildings. Their technology allows for remote monitoring and control of various aspects of building management, resulting in substantial energy and maintenance cost savings. 


These award-winning companies are driving the sustainable construction and infrastructure sectors forward with innovation and commitment to a more sustainable future. Tech Tour Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure 2023 has provided a platform for these game-changers to showcase their remarkable contributions to the industry and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The future of construction and infrastructure is indeed in capable hands, marked by visionary leaders dedicated to making a positive impact. 


Join us at Tech Tour Growth Sustainability 2023 where these innovators will present again. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the future of sustainable construction and infrastructure firsthand.