Lowe’s Innovation Labs is what’s next for home improvement retail. Through emerging technologies, the Labs has a dual focus: to accelerate the experiences our customers and associates expect today, while simultaneously developing the capabilities that will power tomorrow.

For any queries or to apply to Construct by Lowe’s Innovation Labs, please reach out to us on lowesinnovationlabs-b@lowes.com

LOWE'S INNOVATION LABS

What’s Next For
Home Improvement Retail

Our Programs

Reinventing Retail

CONSTRUCT by Lowe’s Innovation Labs is our signature start-up engagement program. It’s a flexible, lightweight accelerator, open to deep technology companies of all sizes and at all stages and focused on re-imagining, prototyping, and bringing to market the future of home improvement retail.

SIZE AND SECTOR AGNOSTIC

Start-ups of all sizes and stages are welcome to participate in this program, with projects tailored to a company’s unique strengths and capabilities. Areas of focus range from practical near-term retail solutions to longer-range “Future of Home” initiatives.

FLEXIBLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT

The program accepts applicants on a rolling basis and is designed to last between 2-6 months.

FOCUS ON REAL-WORLD EXECUTION

Whether we’re looking at near-term solutions for home improvement retail or long-range envisioning for the section, Lowe’s Innovation Labs will work with start-up partners to quickly move project work from concept to testable reality.

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ATTENTION

CONSTRUCT is designed around our start-up partners, and as part of the program, we provide personalized attention from a group of global mentors.

What we are looking for

  1. Application of deep/ emerging technologies to home improvement retail and to build the future of homes
  2. Appreciation and enthusiasm for enhancing home experiences through technology
  3. A strong founding team with depth in technology and ability to build unique solutions with us
  4. Alignment to our innovation focus areas
  5. Alignment with use-cases shared by our business stakeholders

For any queries or to apply to Construct by Lowe’s Innovation Labs, please reach out to us on lowesinnovationlabs-b@lowes.com

Our First Cohort

L1

A Bangalore-based HR Tech startup blending AI & behavioural science to power enterprise talent acquisition, talent management and development with analytics & smart-bots to deliver big bang talent outcomes.

L2

A Delhi NCR-based startup with an end-to-end video marketing platform that enables brands and retailers to convert their e-commerce product catalogues into videos at a fraction of the standard time and cost.

L3

A Bangalore-based startup focused on using AI to craft actionable insights from the vast, unstructured resources of the open web to help lifestyle brands and retailers personalise product decisions.

L4

A Bangalore-based startup focused on providing product insights through its AI-powered consumer-driven, demand-sensing engine for seen and unseen products.

L5

A Bangalore-based startup with strong computer vision capabilities and AI platforms, helping brands and retailers in measuring, monitoring and improving retail processes such as product distribution, placement and sales.

L7

A Hyderabad-based startup focused on nanotechnology, producing graphene and nano composites with applications in building the next-gen homes, defence tech and energy storage.

L6

A Bangalore-based startup focused on building generative AI tools to make professional automated human-like videos with applications involving Hyperreal AI.

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Our Advisory Panel

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Shradha Sharma

Founder and CEO, Yourstory Media

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William Bao Bean

General Partner, SOSV

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Priya Rajan

MD, Silicon Valley Bank

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Our Mentors

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Shradha Sharma

Founder and CEO, Yourstory Media

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Venkatesh Peddi

Partner - Chiratae Ventures

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Aditya Trivedi

Ex-SAP, Director, Co-Innovation

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Umakant Soni

CEO and Co-Founder, AIFoundry

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Suryaprakash Konanuru

CTO, Ideaspring Capital

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Anant Arora

Sr. Director, Product Management - Merchandising products - Lowe's

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Reena Sofiya

Senior Director - Merchandising, Marketing & Supply Chain - Lowe's

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Vijay Nair

Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics - Lowe's

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Rajiv Raghunathan

Senior Director-IT, Lowe’s

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Abhay Tandon

Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs-India

Our Partners

Our Team

Abhay Tandon

Arshya Lakshman

Kishan Kalyan Kumar

Nitesh Kumar

Shiv Patnaik

Tanay Khare

Rishi Bhatnagar

Events

Construct by Lowe’s Innovation Labs Launch

Retail 2020 and beyond- Lowe’s Webinar Series

Impact on consumer trends and innovation opportunities due to COVID19

Lowe's Innovation Labs' first webinar, with focus on ‘Impact on Consumer Trends and Innovation Opportunities due to COVID19’. This webinar will deep-dive on customer buying behaviour during the pandemic and predict innovation opportunities and future trends.

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The store-tech revolution in retail

Lowe's Innovation Labs' second webinar, with focus on ‘The store tech revolution in retail’. This webinar will deep-dive on how technology can help make the in-store experience smoother, robust and more intuitive for both consumers and associates.

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Smarter, faster, better supply chains

Lowe's Innovation Labs' third webinar, with focus on 'Smarter, faster, better Supply chains'. This webinar will deep-dive on how emerging technologies help retailers create a competitive advantage by building agile, adaptable and collaborative supply chain networks.

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Powering up retail with analytics and artificial intelligence

Lowe's Innovation Labs' fourth webinar, with focus on 'Powering up retail through Analytics and AI'. This webinar will deep-dive on how data science, analytics and artificial intelligence can help retailers create intuitive customer experiences and competitive advantages by identifying insights and anticipating disruptions.

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