Formwork Leader Doka Calls for Ideas at the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2022

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A global construction industry leader, Doka, part of the Umdasch Group, calls on innovative startups to submit ideas that improve efficiency and safety as well as material handling at construction sites. Apply today & stand a chance to win 5,000€ to develop your solution!

Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. Doka maintains a highly efficient distribution network to ensure that equipment and technical support are provided swiftly and professionally. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 60 countries, Doka could be your next innovation partner!

As a part of the family-owned Umdasch Group, which has a history of more than 150 years, Doka is calling on startups and innovative companies to present their Digital Construction idea or solution by competing for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2022.

Doka advances Digital Construction

Digitalization of the construction sector is a major focus for Doka. The company offers products and services that make their client projects more efficient and economical, as well as transparent and sustainable. Through their claim “upbeat construction – digital services for higher productivity”, Doka generates added value for customers by increasing productivity and optimizing the construction process.

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2022

Since 1990, the Umdasch Group has been supporting outstanding achievements in research and development through the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. As a result of the cooperation with the World Summit Awards (WSA), which has been in existence since 2018, the Josef Umdasch Research Prize increasingly targets startups, entrepreneurs, and future-oriented thinkers around the globe who inspire enthusiasm with an innovative project idea.

Digitalization in Shell Construction

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2022 seeks your innovative ideas on digitalization in shell construction. Doka seeks solutions that address one of three main challenges that arise in tough everyday construction site situations: efficiency, safety, and material handling.

Your idea is particularly relevant if it falls under one of these areas:

  • Process Optimization
  • Automation
  • Material Management
  • Field Data Management
  • Smart Products
  • Quality Control & Documentation
  • Safety

Participants must present the tangible benefits of their idea or solution that can be directly applied to Doka’s clients – construction companies in shell construction. Doka is also interested to understand how your idea or solution can find an application in shell construction even though it was intended for a different sector.

All startups, students, and innovators throughout the world who have practical use cases and ideas regarding digitalization in shell construction are eligible to apply.

What’s the Prize?

Each finalist (selected among all participants) will receive 5,000€ to develop their idea further and make it pitch-ready for the final pitch presentation from 22 – 24 March 2022!

The final winner will be invited to contract negotiations with Doka.

Timeline & Important Dates

  • Registrations close: 7 November 2021
  • Video Calls with shortlisted teams: November & December 2021
  • Finalists will be notified until the end of December 2021 (Rewarded with EUR 5,000)
  • Meet & Greet in Amstetten, Austria: Late January 2022
  • Final Pitch at World Summit Awards: 22 – 24 March 2022

Are you ready to advance digitalization in shell construction with Doka? Submit your idea today!




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