Launch of Lafarge Invention Awards 2010??

Launch of Lafarge Invention Awards 2010??
30 July 2010

Lafarge, the world leader in building materials, has launched the Lafarge Invention Awards 2010 to reward inventive European R&D projects related to building materials (aggregates, cement, concrete and gypsum) and that contribute to sustainable construction.

Projects submitted should involve a new product, industrial process, construction method or service, and be based on an invention less than five years old.

Researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, academics or members of a research team have until October 15, 2010 to submit their entries, via a secure website

A panel made up of Lafarge executives and renowned economic and scientific experts will select 3 winners from 10 finalists. Each winner will receive a prize of EUR20,000 and will benefit from Lafarge support to set up an action plan to develop his/her project.

Lafarge is strongly committed to promoting sustainable construction and devotes more than 50% of its annual research budget to issues such as carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, more efficient use of natural resources and building systems. The Group has a long history of working in partnership with outside experts on these subjects and this is
why it is launching the Lafarge Invention Awards: to reward and accompany the most inventive projects in to sustainable construction.
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