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Meet the 2015 Finalists

The eight finalists are start-ups at varying stages of development, founded between 2004 and 2013, and span diverse segments of the building construction, high-performance materials, energy efficiency and sustainable development market segments. They will be presenting their innovations in the form of a “fast pitch” session at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. (United States) on November 18 before a panel of judges composed of Saint-Gobain senior executives.
   
10X Technology (Libertyville, Illinois, USA) – Production of high value-added micro-structured and nanostructured materials, notably polymers, for medical, energy, electronics, transportation, defense or habitat markets.
10X Technology
 
Alumina Energy (Santa Monica, California, USA) – Modular, reliable and cost-efficient packed bed thermal energy storage (PB-TES) technology, compatible with renewable or fossil fuel-based energy systems.
Alumina Energy
 
Bit Finder (San Francisco, California, USA) – Smart home air quality monitor, which provides customized recommendations and can be connected to other objects in the house to create an optimum indoor environment.
Bit Finder
 
Ecovative (Green Island, New York, USA) – Processing agricultural and biological products into biocomposite foam materials used especially for packaging and insulation.
Ecovative
 
In'Air Solutions (Strasbourg, France) – Solution for analyzing air quality and material emissions via a precise, reliable and fast tool for measuring chemical indoor air pollutants, particularly formaldehyde or VOCs.
In'Air Solutions
 
Melodea (Rehovot, Israel) – Process for the extraction of NCC (Nano Crystalline Cellulose) from industrial or agricultural waste and assembling into composites materials, in particular foams and films, for a wide variety of industrial applications.
Melodea
 
Q-Bot (London, UK) – Design and manufacturing of robots that apply insulation to floors and walls, upgrading buildings and enhancing the thermal comfort of their occupants.
Q-Bot
 
US Bionics (Berkeley, California, USA) – Modular exoskeleton systems which help operators to perform physical tasks, particularly designed for construction industries.
US Bionics
   
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