Votorantim Cimentos NA joins Silicon Valley innovation platform

Sources: Plug and Play, Sunnyvale, Calif.; CP staff

The parent company of Prairie Material, Canada Building Materials and St. Marys Cement is partnering with the Plug and Play Sustainability Platform to tap technology incubating in Silicon Valley and around the world. The collaboration enables Toronto-based Votorantim Cimentos North America to identify startups driving developments in such areas as digitization; new materials and methods; plus, carbon reduction, capture, storage and utilization. Sustainability Platform participants span technologies representing most every function within the construction site. 

“Plug and Play provides access to a unique ecosystem with global reach that we can leverage as another strategic tool to enhance our innovation and sustainability efforts,” says VCNA CEO Filiberto Ruiz. “We anticipate their combination of speed and extensive portfolio of potential partners will help accelerate our processes to generate value to customers and technological improvements.”

“[VCNA’s] commitments to sustainability and the exploration of cutting-edge technologies sends a clear message that they are ready to collaborate with startups and industry leaders to advance innovation in their offerings,” adds Plug and Play Founder and CEO Saeed Amidi.