URBAN3D is an early stage technology start-up that focuses on developing 3D printing technologies, cutting-edge material science, and sustainable urbanism techniques to address the massively growing global challenge of providing adequate housing for more than a billion people today and an additional 2-3 billion people expected to swell urban centers over the next two-three decades. In addition to housing there will be a huge need for commercial buildings and other types of infrastructure that our technology will address.
Currently, the construction methods are broken, slow, inefficient, costly and analog, which makes quality habitation unaffordable to the general public, especially those with limited resources. In the developing world, it costs at least $27.000 USD just for labor and materials, to build a very modest, one-family, 80 square meters housing unit, the construction takes at least 7 months to be completed, it requires at least 12 workers and 30% of the raw materials go to wa...
URBAN3D is an early stage technology start-up that focuses on developing 3D printing technologies, cutting-edge material science, and sustainable urbanism techniques to address the massively growing global challenge of providing adequate housing for more than a billion people today and an additional 2-3 billion people expected to swell urban centers over the next two-three decades. In addition to housing there will be a huge need for commercial buildings and other types of infrastructure that our technology will address.
Currently, the construction methods are broken, slow, inefficient, costly and analog, which makes quality habitation unaffordable to the general public, especially those with limited resources. In the developing world, it costs at least $27.000 USD just for labor and materials, to build a very modest, one-family, 80 square meters housing unit, the construction takes at least 7 months to be completed, it requires at least 12 workers and 30% of the raw materials go to waste.
URBAN3D comes to offer a new, innovative, hi-tech construction solution to this current broken system, a solution that we want to introduce to make people’s lives better.
Our product is an Automated Construction System (ACS), which is a more efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly process that can meet the needs of construction and infrastructure. It produces zero waste and allows infinite complexity; it’s a fully automated process that utilizes recycled materials, which reduces in up to 90% of labor involved and becomes almost 80% cheaper. The Automated Construction System is the tool that rethinks the construction model, by using a fully automated system to extrude recycled concrete walls and infrastructure parts of 4-5 story buildings. The ACS will not be our only product, though. We also developed a new breed of concrete, made with recycled construction waste, which is ready to be commercialized and it costs up to 30% less than the traditional concrete, depending on location. Our third product is the software that the ACS uses for projects, which we will license - the software is not limited to be used only with the robot, it can also be used to make traditional projects as well, that means that we will be able to license it to whoever is interested: engineers, architects, universities, etc.
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Investment Preparedness Brazil
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Investment Preparedness Brazil A 5-day hyper-accelerator to help prepare Brazilian ventures to raise funds

Advisors

Angelika Blendstrup
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Angelika Blendstrup Venture Partner, SV LATAM Fund, Chief Entrepreneur Evangelist, Mentor@500Startups, Partner, Startup Embassy

Employees

Guilherme Lourenço
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Guilherme Lourenço Communications and fundraising intern Master in global business and sustainability