Concrete4Change (C4C) is an R&D company founded in 2021 that is developing ground-breaking technology to use and permanently mineralise CO2 in concrete. Concrete production accounts for approximately 8% of global CO2 emissions and the construction industry at present does not have a clear pathway to achieve Net Zero targets - C4C aims to change this.
C4C’s technology has won a wide range of awards including the United Nations (UN) Climate Challenge Cup at COP26 in Glasgow. Two of the largest concrete manufacturers in the world (Siam Cement Group and Goldbeck GmBH) have invested in the company. C4C is running several R&D projects and will commercialise its product by 2025 with a total investment of £4 million by 2023.
Dr Sid Pourfalah is a chartered engineer and entrepreneur based in Yorkshire and Humber. Sid brings a wealth of experience as CEO and founder to his startup, having had 23 years of experience working in innovative and sustainable design, construction manufacturing and academia, as well as establishing two successful startups prior to C4C. In addition to this, Sid is an honorary professor at the University of Warwick.
The Regional Talent Engines programme was the first grant and support we have received in the UK. The programme was very useful in order to present our potential to investors and unlock multi-million pound investments.
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Regional Talent Engines is a six-month pre-accelerator programme offering £20,000 funding, for early-stage founders in Northern England, Northern Ireland and Wales to transform their engineering ideas into a startup pitch.