We start our partnerships with startups with real business! Holcim purchases your solution right away and pilots it in a real operational setup and use case, even if your solution is still a prototype.
You do this together with our teams – the users of your solution. Feedback from these early adopters helps you refine your solution and business model. A manager from the Holcim division that purchases and applies your solution is part of the pilot project from the beginning; that manager could be from any business or functional unit, such as manufacturing, logistics, retail, R&D or IT. The Holcim Startup MAQER team supports the project and helps you navigate in Holcim. This is a great basis to decide how to roll it out from there on.
During the pilot, we offer specific sessions about the Holcim businesses and processes. This is critical knowledge for you to be able to develop your business with us.
A sound business partnership requires a mutual understanding of our companies. In this module, you will become familiar with Holcim, to develop your business relationship efficiently. We invite you to the Holcim headquarters in Zurich, so you can learn about Holcim processes, strategy, and people. Special Learn-About-Holcim sessions help you to better understand how to succeed as a partner in the Holcim ecosystem. With the Holcim Startup MAQER team at your side, you always have a central point of contact for questions that your Holcim internal client might not be able to answer.
To grow your business with Holcim beyond our first pilot purchase, your solution needs to scale. We can facilitate this through our network and resources.
As we aim for a long-term partnership with you, we help you grow from supplying a limited number of pilot units or licenses to roll-out your solution on a global scale. During the pilot project, we provide insights and support, so you can scale your solution throughout Holcim and beyond. Together we create a compelling roadmap and refine your business model with Holcim. You will also network with people that are key to grow your business within Holcim – and the global construction industry.