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Awards scheme launched for aggregates, concrete, cement and gypsum

The parent company behind Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK has launched a new awards scheme to champion sustainable construction.

The Lafarge Invention Awards will reward inventive European Research and Development projects related to aggregates, concrete, cement and gypsum.

Projects submitted should involve a new product, industrial process, construction method or service, and be based on an invention less than five years old.

A panel made up of Lafarge executives and renowned economic and scientific experts will select three winners from ten finalists.

Each winner will receive a prize of €20,000 (£16,500) and will benefit from Lafarge support to set up an action plan to develop his or her project.

Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK managing director readymix Jeremy Greenwood said: “These awards aim to broaden the base of Lafarge’s work, strengthening existing and establishing new partnerships to further improve our solutions offerings.”

Researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, academics or members of a research team have until October 15 to submit their entries via www.lafarge-inventionawards.com

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