ConstrucTech is the innovation programme from ColmoreTang and Virgin StartUp.

We’re looking to work with businesses that are ready to scale and have solutions to the problems faced by the construction industry today. We have three challenges, Smart Materials, Data and People. 

Showcase how your startup can provide a solution to one of these problems and win a place on a six-week accelerator in London with mentoring from senior executives at Colmore Tang and Virgin StartUp, free office space and the chance to pitch for access to a £10m innovation fund.

This is the video for the Smart Materials Challenge:  How can the industry use smarter tools and materials to improve productivity and reduce environmental impact?

Watch the video below to see if your startup can provide the answers we're looking for.


This challenge is focused on implementing new tools and resources into the construction industry helping it to become more productive and reduce its carbon footprint. We are particularly interested in finding startups that have a focus on:

  • Sustainability
  • Waste reduction
  • Improving safety
  • Saving time and money
  • Preventing failures