The Austin Technology Incubator welcomes its newest member ICON, a construction technologies company which is revolutionizing homebuilding through 3D printing.
Just in time for SXSW, ICON unveiled what they call the “first permitted, 3D-printed home in America” here in Austin. They are also partnering with non-profit New Story to build 3D-printed homes for communities in need in developing countries.
ICON will join ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator. The startup went through ATI’s rigorous application process, which selects only the companies with the most promise to benefit from ATI’s help. ATI only accepts about 12% of the companies which apply, and 75% of admitted companies successfully receive funding.
“We believe that ICON’s breakthrough 3D-printer technology has the potential to create an entirely new market for low-cost, energy-efficient housing both in the developing world and here in the US,” said ATI Director Mitch Jacobson.
ICON has been getting lots of press. Read all about it:
New Story Unveils First 3-D-Printed Home (Architectural Digest)
Austin startup catches SXSW’s eye with 3D-printed tiny home that costs less than a car (Austin Business Journal)
This House Can Be 3D-Printed For $4,000 (Fast Company)
Austin company is building 3D printed houses for less than $4,000 (Houston Chronicle)
Startup Creates 3D Printer That Can Build Homes in Less Than 24 Hours (My Modern Met)
This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter (The Verge)
The Quest to Bring 3-D-Printed Homes to the Developing World (Wired)
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