Vote for incon.ai to be among the Top 100 Swiss Startups! We develop augmented reality tools to bring interactive 3D models directly to construction sites. Visit startup.ch, click VOTE NOW and sign in with your LinkedIn account. Voting is open until July 23rd, and the winners will be announced at the TOP 100 award ceremony in September. Thanks for your support!
The startup days 2023 and SICTIC Investor Day were successfully held on May 25th in Bern. As one of the six selected startups, we had the exhilarating opportunity to present our solution to a room full of SICTIC investors. After a compelling 90-second pitch, we were granted the chance to provide a more detailed 5-minute presentation of our AR app. The event served as a valuable platform for engaging with potential investors, discussing the exciting potential of our AR software in the construction industry, and establishing numerous promising business connections for the future.
Our CEO, Fadri Furrer, showcased our AR app at the annual Swiss National Science Foundation's site visit of NCCR Digital Fabrication. NCCR dfab’s mission is to integrate digital technology seamlessly into building processes, and we are delighted to have them as a strong partner in our network. In this ever-evolving industry, augmented and mixed reality tools are rapidly gaining prominence and transforming the way we work.
We collaborate with Swiss timber construction companies on our ongoing Innosuisse project titled 'Planning and Quality Control for Timber Construction using AR'. The project's goal is to develop tools that seamlessly integrate our application into CAD software and automate the extraction of AR instructions. We greatly appreciate the valuable insights provided by Blumer Lehmann, ERNE Holzbau, Balteschwiler, Tschopp Holzbau, Künzli Davos, A. Gantenbein Holzbau, Kälin HolzTechnik, Uffer, and Stamm Bau!
Hello from the Startup Forum St. Gallen! It's always great to meet other startups, companies, and potential clients at networking events. This event was organized by Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Kanton St. Gallen, RHEMA Rheintalmesse, and IFJ Institut für Jungunternehmen.
incon.ai attends BAU Munich, Germany's biggest trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems, which takes place from April 17th to 22nd. This event brings together the international community involved in planning, building, and design, including architects, planners, investors, representatives from the industrial and commercial sectors, and building trades professionals.
In our second Innosuisse project, we develop the tools to integrate our AR application meaningless in CAD software. Together with GKR and Cadwork, we integrate visuals in the users' CAD software to show what they are going to see in AR as soon as they are done with a design.
Tests with Implenia AG, the biggest construction company in Switzerland, led to interesting discussions about how to take advantage of AR in the construction sector. Our solution connects all information in the BIM directly and interactively to the construction site. After uploading an IFC file to our platform, your 3D BIM building plan is only one click away and can be accessed in the app or on a projector.
We had a great meeting and on-site test with Builcon Energie AG to discuss how the incon.ai precision AR platform can connect electrical installation teams to Builcon’s detailed BIMs on the construction site.
Nachtaktiv is a science education program, that aims to promote creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-confidence, and youth leadership. We were invited to be part of the event that took place at ZAZ Bellerive, where the acoustic wall is exhibited until October 30th. Talking about our work and sharing our passion for innovation and cutting-edge technology with a young crowd was a pleasure.
On September 5th, a local school class visited us at the ETH Zurich Robotic Fabrication Laboratory and got the chance to try our app with first-hand instructions from incon.ai CEO Fadri Furrer. The young adults had great questions for us. Which lead to an interesting conversation about technology, the future, and what it’s like to grow up in a fast-paced and rapidly developing world.
We were part of the International Wood Fair in Klagenfurt, Austria. For four days, our team showed the incon.ai app to everyone that walked by our innovation area booth. People were intrigued, and some were a little skeptical at first, but after trying the app themselves and walking around the timber element with information from the 3D models overlayed in augmented reality, we got a "wow" out of almost everyone.
The incon.ai construction guidance app is now available on Google Play. The free trial version allows you to look at an exemplary 3D model in augmented reality (AR) with additional features such as precise dimensions, instructions in AR, sequenced building steps, and switching between AR and VR modes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the premium version and available extensions, including higher accuracy through our snap mode, quality control, quality assurance, and synchronized reporting across all devices with any desired 3D model using standard BIM software.
The new acoustic wall is part of the inspiring exhibition TOUCH WOOD curated by Thomas Hildebrand, Carla Ferrer, and Celina Martinez-Cañavate S. It focuses on the potential of wood in architecture and engineering. The project was a collaboration between incon.ai, ERNE, Basler & Hofmann, and Gramazio Kohler Research and stands in the Zentrum für Architektur Zürich ZAZ BELLERIVE.
10'000 houses are being built with the incon.ai app in the Philippines in collaboration with BASE Bahay Foundation and their partners. Additional to the digital guidance, the app also serves as a training and learning tool. For us, being active in the Global South is paramount as we foresee that technology can help lower inequalities.
Shade structures in Kenya have been built using the incon.ai mixed reality app on Education Campus MangoTree. The project by Kids in Motion and their partners was built from 2018 to 2021 with the goal to teach those who cannot otherwise afford education.
After two rounds of pitching, incon.ai has made it to the finals of the 2021 Swiss Innovation Challenge. We have already received a lot of great feedback on our business so far and look forward to pitching in the finals in November.
Our 'Augmented Bricklaying' project, done in collaboration with Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich, has been named a finalist for the 'International Award' in the 2021 Brick Award. This amazing recognition shows how our augmented reality guidance can be integrated into traditional building processes to enable masons to build remarkable structures. The winner will be announced in November 2021.
We are extremely excited and grateful to have received an Innobooster project grant from the Gebert Rüf Stiftung. This support will accelerate our market entry in providing augmented reality construction guidance solutions. Link.
For the second consecutive year, we made it to the finals of the 3D Pioneers Challenge 3dpc.io (2021). This year our project, done together with Felix Taubner at ETH Zurich, shows a novel system for AR-guided sculpting. Check out our project video here.
incon has reached stage 2 of the VentureKick startup program. We are extremely grateful for the coaching and support giving us a kick in the right direction. Link.
Our 'Augmented Bricklaying' project, done in collaboration with Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich, was named a finalist for the 20201 Building of the Year in the Industrial category by ArchDaily. Big congrats to the project team! Link.
Our 'Augmented Bricklaying' project, done in collaboration with Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich, won the first prize in the Architecture category at the 2020 edition of the 3d Pioneers Challenge 3dpc.io (2020)! Patrik Schumacher, Principle Architect at Haha Hadid Architects, says the project is "a wonderful example of man-maschine symbiosis."
We are honored that our 'Augmented Acoustics' project, done in collaboration with Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich, was featured on the cover of ETH Zurich's 2019 annual report.