Startup TechnoCarbon won the 2023-2024 edition of “Quartiers métropolitains d’innovation”, an 18-month program to test, validate and deploy its urban innovation in the Greater Paris Metropolis.
Operated by Paris&Co, “Quartiers métropolitains d’innovation” is a program run by the Metropole du Grand Paris in partnership with: ADEME, Altarea, Banque des Territoires, Choose Paris Region, Citeo, Enedis, Groupe RATP, Paris Habitat, Paris & Métropole Aménagement, SEGRO, SEMAPA and the City of Paris.
The “Quartiers Métropolitains d’Innovation” initiative is a global strategy to support innovation in metropolitan communities. It is Europe’s largest urban experimentation project and a first on a metropolitan scale.
Four municipalities in the Greater Paris Metropolis will participate in this 18-month program to test, validate and deploy an urban innovation: Aulnay-sous-Bois, Meudon, Noisy-le-Grand, and Sceaux.
TechnoCarbon will install its low-carbon solar shade project in one of these towns.
This pilot site will demonstrate the relevance of the concept. The load-bearing structure and construction system will be made from a composite material based on granite and carbon fiber, CarbonFiberStone®.
We’re delighted to have been selected by the Metropole du Grands Paris teams with the support of Paris&Co. It’s an excellent opportunity for us to experiment in the field.
We aim to improve our manufacturing and installation processes, test the durability of our solution, and obtain the technical opinions we need to market our concept on a large scale.
The complete assembly of this prototype will also enable us to measure the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from using our material to propose the carbon-neutral building systems we all need to achieve our 2030 targets.
Stéphane Astic, Managing Director