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Innovation: Unlocking our Net Zero Future – The Critical Role of Innovation in the Cement and Concrete Industry

Innovation is a key part of the cement and concrete industry’s journey to net zero and is a key part of our 2050 Roadmap.

The GCCA runs two innovation programmes under its Innovandi programme:

  • Innovandi Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN)
  • Innovandi Open Challenge

The Innovandi GCCRN brings together industry and academia to collaborate on pre-competitive research in areas such as alternate clinker and new binders. Since its launch in 2019, the network has grown, with several core projects underway between collaborators that show great promise.

Launched in 2021, the Innovandi Open Challenge is a global programme to bring together tech start-ups and GCCA member companies to drive innovation and help solve the climate challenge.

It partners our members with exciting start-ups to accelerate technology that will be essential in our decarbonisation journey.

The event will inform COP28 delegates on progress made to date and future initiatives

Speakers include

  • Claude Lorea, GCCA Cement, Innovation and ESG Director
  • Devika Wattal, GCCA Innovation Consultant
More Info


December 02 - 10:00
December 02 - 11:00
Opening Day
Blue Zone

Climate & Environment Collaboration


Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)
+44 (0)20 3580 4268

COP guide 2023