CONtact innovator mentorship applications now open!
The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) CONtact innovator mentorship program matches innovators and entrepreneurs with experienced industry leaders to help refine their creative new products and services for the construction industry.
More than 25 promising solutions and their innovators have been mentored over the last three years, and some of these solutions are being tried and tested in the industry. Robolution, CCA’s 2020-2021 CONtact mentee winner, is currently piloting its innovation with two construction firms. Watch an interview with Robolution.
New this year is an exciting opportunity for three innovators to present their solutions in-person at the CCA annual conference in San Diego, California, March 8-11, 2022, in a “Construction Den”-style session in addition to the mentorship meetings.
The program could not happen without the many industry experts who have shared their time and insight. Why be a mentor?
“I have had the opportunity to review applicants for selection and to mentor a concept team on two occasions. It is inspiring to see the innovative ideas being proposed and the efforts put into shaping their application. The mentorship opportunity presents a win-win. For the mentor, the chance to think outside the box in shaping the best ideas for practical use, and for the mentee, they gain insight into what brings value to the industry. Take the opportunity to get involved as it only means better outcomes for construction.”
Chief Executive Officer, Bockstael Construction
“The CONtact mentorship program was an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded ConTECH entrepreneurs. I was able to share valuable insight and experiences about the challenges facing our industry to help them build better products. The sharing of knowledge and development of new technology is critical for the future of construction in Canada.”
Director, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) – Eastern Canada, EllisDon
The CONtact innovator mentorship program is presented with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).