Open innovation

We believe that innovation is emerging through the collaboration of a network of actors, outside any single organization. We embrace this spirit of open innovation, connecting people and organizations from inside and outside LafargeHolcim to find new solutions and ways of working. The LH Accelerator, the LH Maqer and Plants of Tomorrow illustrate how open innovation is working at LafargeHolcim today.


Our industry's future lies in open innovation


LH Accelerator is an intensive 6-month program dedicated to accelerate the growth of innovative companies and start-ups in the building industry. Led by 3 major groups LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika, the program offers a unique access to a high level technical, market and entrepreneurial expertise.


LH MAQER is about establishing enduring partnerships between startups and LafargeHolcim based upon real business, knowledge and growth. With an open innovation approach, LH MAQER provides access to the global building materials sector to help drive innovation at a massive scale.


One of the largest roll-outs of Industry 4.0 technologies in the building materials industry, it targets a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations across more than 50 countries and utilizes a wide range of technologies for the entire production process.