Hiboo, a start-up specializing in the digitalization of construction machinery and piloting industrial operations, has been awarded the gold medal in the 2020 Construction Startup Competition, which rewards start-ups that work towards the digital transformation of the construction sector.
Hiboo was the only French company among the ten remaining participants in the Grand Final. The jury was made up of Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures, Javier Royo, Head of Innovation with Ferrovial Construction, Alona Shaked, Innovation Manager with Hilti, Julien Villalongue, Managing Director of Leonard (VINCI Group) and Minas Apelian, VP, R&D & Global Director of NOVA External Ventures (Saint Gobain).
Hiboo will present its winning entry in 2021 at the BuiltWorlds Trade Fair in Chicago, USA. This is one of the most important world events that brings together construction companies and investors in the construction industry. Over 700 start-ups took part in the competition, which was organized by five construction companies (CEMEX Ventures, Ferrovial, Hilti, Leonard from the Vinci Group, and Nova from Saint-Gobain).
Hiboo was co-founded in 2017 by Charles Bénard, Clément Bénard and François Jacob. It already works with numerous construction companies and monitors the on-site data of over 10;000 connected machines and equipment.