Big Blue Innovations (BBI), a leading technology advisory firm & startup accelerator for the construction industry has announced its partnership with Smart Innovation, forming a bridge for technology companies in the United States to expand into Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. This strategic partnership will allow BBI to bring technology companies overseas in cooperation with Smart Innovation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. construction industry totaled $1.8 trillion USD, while tradingeconomics.com stated that the Japanese construction industry alone produced $208 billion USD in 2021 and is expected to grow by at least 4% through 2026.
BBI President, Jay Snyder, commented, “We work with some of the most innovative technologies in the world, and assist them with growth and scale. Smart Innovation will play a critical role to bridge the U.S. and APAC construction ecosystems to foster knowledge sharing and innovation. This partnership creates a responsible and efficient pathway for technology companies and construction firms, from APAC and North America, to improve construction, accelerate R&D and conduct business together.”
Big Blue Innovations assists technology companies and startups develop go-to-market strategies, organize R&D, execute product launch, and accelerate growth. BBI also advises construction companies through business modernization and tech strategy through more effective use of technology and data to inform and augment construction teams and processes.
“We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation and continuously seeking out new technologies to provide our clients with cutting-edge solutions. We are incredibly excited about the strategic partnership with BBI, a renowned leader in technological advancements. By joining forces with BBI, we gain access to a curated selection of advanced technologies meticulously chosen by BBI. This collaboration empowers us to expedite innovation timelines and deliver innovative technologies faster.” says Smart Innovation CEO – Jun Shi Hibbard.
Smart Innovation is a consulting group, based in Silicon Valley, supporting Japanese construction companies’ innovation initiatives to best use overseas technologies. Through their partnership with BBI, Smart Innovation can bring the most compelling and stable construction technologies to APAC in its purpose to promote innovation and assist some of the world’s largest construction organizations achieve efficiencies and manage common industry challenges through the use of technology.
BBI is a construction technology advisory firm to technology companies across all phases of maturity. Big Blue also advises construction firms seeking to improve the use of technology, innovate or commercialize internal tech capabilities, or optimizing business and project performance through empoyee led innovation, enabling technology, and information. Based in North Carolina, BBI has experienced staff across the United States serving contractors and technology companies worldwide. With additional outposts in the Middle East, it is also leading some of the earliest markets through transformation.