Urban Tech Forward 2023

In 2023, the Urban Tech Forward conference returns with a mission to accelerate the development of net-zero cities.

Designed to rethink spaces where people live and work – through the prism of decarbonization and resilience – it brings together urban tech innovators, VCs, real estate developers, policy-makers and most prominent entrepreneurs to shift the way we build and make real progress on achieving a zero-carbon future.

  • Date:  25 - 26 October, 2023
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland

Holcim at urban tech forward 2023


Edelio Bermejo, Head of Innovation and R&D at Holcim, is a jury member of UrbanTech Challenge selecting the best startups related to construction and a panelist at the "Cementing a greener future with zero-carbon cement and concrete" session on October 25.


Edelio Bermejo, Head of Innovation and R&D

It’s a very exciting time for the building sector, with so much momentum in innovation to advance sustainable solutions. I'm looking forward to discovering and supporting innovative technology startups that make a difference in the world with their disruptive products and services for sustainable, resilient and future-proof cities.

Edelio Bermejo| Head of Innovation and R&D at Holcim

Learn more about decarbonizing building

ECOCycle® enables the world's first fully recycled concrete building

A 220-unit social housing complex called “Recygénie” is currently under construction outside Paris, France. Built in partnership with Seqens and using a custom concrete made with Holcim’s ECOCycle® technology, this is the first fully recycled concrete building in the world.

Carbon capture, utilization and storage

Decarbonizing building starts with our operations, and more specifically with cement manufacturing. CCUS is a key lever to accelerate our decarbonization journey. With more than 50 CCUS projects around the world and a commitment to invest CHF 2 billion by 2030, we are leading our industry’s transition to a net-zero future.


Discover how we are decarbonizing building