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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Bodley

From Egypt to Nigeria; from start-ups to incubator funds, and more...

  • EGYPT: New construction-tech incubator

  • NIGERIA: Start-up empowers Africans in construction

  • SOUTH AFRICA: Regulatory hurdles for 3D printed housing model

  • BLOG: The future of acoustic sports flooring


Construction-tech incubator in Egypt

Dar Ventures and ACASIA GROUP have partnered to establish the @DarE Incubator in Egypt, aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector.

This six-month program, managed by Acasia Group, offers AEC tech founders up to $50,000 in equity-free funding and tools to kickstart their startups, with a focus on capitalising on the projected $12.26 trillion global value of the AEC industry by the end of 2023.

Interested? Apply here.


Nigerian start-up empowers Africans in construction

Kólé, a startup founded by Yemi Jegede and Professor Muyiwa Oyinlola, is on a mission to revolutionise construction project planning and management in Africa, addressing long-standing challenges such as outdated practices and transparency issues.

Their construction management software aims to empower Africans, both at home and in the diaspora, to oversee projects with confidence, utilising technology to streamline construction processes and usher in a new era of growth and development in the African construction industry.


Regulatory hurdles for 3D printed housing model in South Africa

After the first 3D-printed house was constructed in South Africa in January, the technology is now awaiting regulatory approval and further testing before it can be more widely adopted.

The potential of 3D printing technology to quickly build high-quality houses and reduce environmental impact has been acknowledged, especially for addressing the housing crisis, but regulatory hurdles and structural testing need to be addressed before broader implementation can occur.


The future of acoustic sports flooring

After a long discussion with InstaFloor, we are excited about the new developments in acoustic sports flooring innovations and look forward to rolling out new and improved products to the African market.


As always, we look forward to your feedback and suggestions!

In solidarity,

The Flooring Connection


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