Lafarge Invention Awards 2010: take part!

22 July 2010

As world leader in building materials, Lafarge is strongly committed to promoting ever more sustainable construction methods and it devotes more than 50% of its annual research budget to sustainable construction issues. Lafarge has a long history of working in partnership with outside experts on these subjects.

Lafarge Invention Awards 2010

The Lafarge Invention Awards 2010 have been launched to reward inventive European R&D projects related to building materials (aggregates, cement, concrete and gypsum) with a major contribution to sustainable construction.

These projects would be a new product, industrial process, construction method or service, based on an invention less than 5 years old.


Researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, academic or member of a research team could take part until October 15, 2010.


A panel made up of Lafarge executives and renowned economic and scientific experts will select 3 winners from 10 finalists.


Each winner:

  • will receive a prize of €20,000 and
  • will benefit from Lafarge support to set up an action plan to develop his/her project.

Key dates

  • Submission of projects: from June 15 to October 15, 2010
  • Evaluation of projects and selection of 10 finalists by jury: November 2010
  • Oral presentation by finalists and selection of 3 winners: January 2011

Find out more

Take part:

Contact: inventionawards(at)