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Franc Mouwen

Franc's expertise is in technology scouting and venture building for construction of the future. He holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering of TU Delft and an MBA degree of IMD in Lausanne. He was a project manager responsible for some of the largest and pioneering tunnel boring systems for several major clients in Europe and Asia. He has since ventured into climate change mitigation by joining and founding deep technology startups, often leveraging his knowhow of and passion for construction. Franc is currently Programme Manager Architecture Engineering Construction for the European Innovation Council.


EIC funding for entrepreneurs developing the electric and autonomous construction machines of the future

The European Innovation Council EIC provides grant and equity funding to innovative ventures to bridge the gap between science and market adoption. As one of the largest sectors in the EU, the AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) sector faces multiple pressing challenges such as decarbonization, productivity growth and digitalization. The development and commercialization of zero-emission construction equipment and embracing increasing degrees of automation and autonomy are important in resolving these challenges. Many innovative technologies and products must be developed and commercialized. The EIC likes to support promising innovators and entrepreneurs that are developing the electric or autonomous construction machines of the future.