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OPEN INNOVATION TEST BEDS FOR EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION SMEs

 

A large consortium of 40 partners from 13 European countries have joined forces to provide European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the construction sector with easy access to a wide network of high value testing facilities allowing them to develop and test innovative envelope solutions for next generation buildings.

 

These testing facilities will be provided by:

 

  • Research & Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • Living Labs
  • Social Housing buildings

 

The METABUILDING LABS network of testing facilities will extend across the following countries:

 

AUSTRIA · BELGIUM · FRANCE · GERMANY · HUNGARY · IRELAND · ITALY · LUXEMBOURG · POLAND · SPAIN · SWEDEN · TURKEY

 

METABUILDING LABS project reaches out to SMEs and provides them with access to Open Innovation Testbeds (OITB) as part of a wider innovation support ecosystem, which will be of high value and tailored to their needs. Some SMEs, representing the main targeted stakeholder group, form part of the project consortium to collaborate in the specification and development of the OITB and its services, and to “test drive” their innovations. The OITB will help to accelerate SME innovation and allow SMEs to become competitive against big industry players.

 

In order to engage an ever-growing number of SMEs in innovation on a European scale, an OITB not only needs to create, organise and put to work technical and regulatory testing facilities and services, but should also deploy a sound and effective strategy to bring European SMEs into its ecosystem by means of metaclustering. The main idea behind the metaclustering concept is to maximize the outreach to up to 30.000 SMEs from all European regions through 12 Metaclusters that interconnect 180 existing European Clusters that will reach SMEs through a cascade communication methodology:

 

METACLUSTERS  >  EUROPEAN CLUSTERS  >  NATIONAL PLATFORMS  >  REGIONAL CLUSTERS  >  SMEs

 

The METABUILDING LABS project (G.A. Nº 953193) is closely related to the H2020 project METABUILDING (G.A. Nº 873964), (www.metabuilding-project.eu), which started in June 2020. The METABUILDING project has put in place the first layer of this ecosystem by involving 6 target countries (which will now be extended to 13 European countries) and has created an Open Innovation Digital Platform for the innovation ecosystem of the construction sector. This platform will be consolidated and enlarged through METABUILDING LABS.

 

The metabuilding.com platform will serve as a virtual and ubiquitous Single-Entry Point to innovation support and services to the European construction ecosystem in general, and particularly to the Innovation testbed services, which are being developed within the METABUILDING LABS project.

 

This represents an ambitious twofold intent, which is strategically underpinned by the European Construction Technology Platform’s (ECTP) roadmap. Moreover, 21 of the ECTP’s members, including the ECTP itself, are partners in the METABUILDING LABS project themselves.

    • CONTRIBUTE to enhance the technical and environmental quality of EU building envelope products, through the harmonisation and streamlining of testing requirements.

     

    SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES

     

    • UNLOCK the potential of SMEs by getting access to prototyping, testing facilities, certification services and infrastructures to improve the quality of their products/solutions.
    • TEST user acceptance and environmental requirements of products and solutions in Living Labs.

    partners / contact

    NOBATEK/INEF4

    [ NBK ]

    France

    Stéphanie DECKER

    Stéphanie DECKER

    MBLABS : Project Manager, WP6 technical support, WP11, WP12 leader

    EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

    [ ECTP ]

    Belgium

    Alexis DAVID

    Alexis DAVID

    Project & Policy Officer, WP1 Leader, main ECTP contact

    EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM

    [ EAA ]

    Belgium

    Christian LEROY

    Christian LEROY

    Technical

    EUROPEAN NETWORK OF LIVING LABS

    [ ENOLL ]

    Belgium

    Danielle DE BOER

    Danielle DE BOER

    implication in WP1/2/3/8/9/10/11 + ecosystem

    HOUSING EUROPE

    [ HE ]

    Belgium

    João Gonçalves

    João Gonçalves

    Project Manager

    HORMIPRESA

    [ HP ]

    Spain

    Matthieu FILIOL

    Matthieu FILIOL

    Administrative & Financial Management

    RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SWEDEN

    [ RISE ]

    Sweden

    Eva-Lotta KURKINEN

    Eva-Lotta KURKINEN

    WP8 leader

    BUNDESANSTALT FÜR MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND –PRÜFUNG

    [ BAM ]

    Germany

    Tilman DENKLER

    Tilman DENKLER

    MBLabs Testing and Quality Manager; Communication Contact Person of BAM; Geologist; Expertise Quality management, Quality Infrastructure

    AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    [ AIT ]

    Austria

    Gundula WEBER

    Gundula WEBER

    QUALITY CONTROL AND INNOVATION IN BUILDING

    [ EMI ]

    Hungary

    Karoly MATOLCSY

    Karoly MATOLCSY

    INSTYTUT TECHNIKI BUDOWLANEJ

    [ ITB ]

    Poland

    Michał PIASECKI

    Michał PIASECKI

    Main contact; Project Manager in ITB; Senior Researcher, PhD DsC Eng

    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

    [ NUIG ]

    Ireland

    Magdalena HAJDUKIEWICZ

    Magdalena HAJDUKIEWICZ

    Project manager, WP2 lead

    STEINBEIS-EUROPA-ZENTRUM DER STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

    [ SEZ ]

    Germany

    Jan Timo WALTER

    Jan Timo WALTER

    Project Consultant - Environmental Technology, renewable energy, resource efficiency

    CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSTRUCTION

    [ CSTC ]

    Belgium

    Antoine TILMANS

    Antoine TILMANS

    Head of Laboratory - Project manager

    ECOWISE EKODENGE LTD

    [ ECO ]

    UNITED KINGDOM

    Agnese RICCETTI

    Agnese RICCETTI

    LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    [ LIST ]

    Luxembourg

    Sylvain KUBICKI

    Sylvain KUBICKI

    Technical coordination of the involvement of LIST in MBLabs.

    COVERIS

    [ COV ]

    France

    EWEN TANNEAU

    EWEN TANNEAU

    Technical contact involved in WP 6 7 10

    TERRELL

    [ TER ]

    France

    Guillaume NIEL

    Guillaume NIEL

    EDILIANS

    [ EDI ]

    France

    Guy BARET

    Guy BARET

    POLY-OUVRAGES

    [ POLY ]

    France

    Aude de Brébisson

    Aude de Brébisson

    Main contact

    MATERALIA

    [ MAT ]

    France

    Alexi PERRINO

    Alexi PERRINO

    Administrative and support role to the main team. Supervision of our contribution.

    ARAMIS

    [ ARA ]

    France

    Fabian PERIER

    Fabian PERIER

    Technical director. Essentially involved in WP4 and WP6

    BUILT ENVIRONMENT COMMONS

    [ BEC ]

    France

    Alejandro ADELL

    Alejandro ADELL

    · COMMUNICATION · Administrative, Financial and Technical contact. WP2, WP7, WP8, WP10

    SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L’EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL

    [ STRESS ]

    Italy

    Carmine PASCALE

    Carmine PASCALE

    WP7 leader. STRESS contact for WP4, WP5, WP11. Participant in WP1, WP9, WP10

    R2M SOLUTION (Innovation Manager)

    [ R2M ]

    Italy

    Thomas Messervey

    Thomas Messervey

    WP9 leader

    FEDERAZIONE DELLE COSTRUZIONI

    [ FEDCO ]

    Italy

    Luigi PERISSICH

    Luigi PERISSICH

    Federcostruzioni General Secretary, Project Technical Expert

    CASA S.p.A.

    [ CASA ]

    Italy

    Letizia DIMARCO

    Letizia DIMARCO

    project manager/administrative contact (involved with Casa S.p.A. staff in WP2,WP7,WP9,WP10,WP11)

    MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY OF REGGIO CALABRIA

    [ UNIRC ]

    Italy

    Corrado TROMBETTA

    Corrado TROMBETTA

    Project Coordinator

    ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL

    [ ONYX ]

    Spain

    Jose Maria Jimenez

    Jose Maria Jimenez

    Technical and administrative management, involved in WP: 1,2,6,7,8,9,10 &11

    INDRA SOLUCIONES TI, S.L.U.

    [ MIN ]

    Spain

    Jose Maria BARRIGA GARCIA

    Jose Maria BARRIGA GARCIA

    Technical Contact, Communication Contact, Task Leader

    FUNDACIÓN CARTIF

    [ CAR ]

    Spain

    Mario AMO

    Mario AMO

    WP4 manager

    IDONIAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER

    [ IDO ]

    Spain

    Paula QUEIPO

    Paula QUEIPO

    IDONIAL Director of Business Operations, WP3 leader

    FUNDACIÓN TEKNIKER

    [ TEK ]

    Spain

    Cristina CERRILLO

    Cristina CERRILLO

    WP6 leader; Advanced materials testing

    VIVIENDAS DEL PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS

    [ VIPASA ]

    Spain

    María MONTES

    María MONTES

    UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

    [ UPV/EHU ]

    Spain

    Jose Miguel RICO-MARTINEZ

    Jose Miguel RICO-MARTINEZ

    Technical Contact. WP8

    SPANISH CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORM

    [ PTEC ]

    Spain

    Carlos MARTINEZ BERTRAND

    Carlos MARTINEZ BERTRAND

    PTEC Managing Director, Project Technical Expert

    EKODENGE

    [ EKO ]

    Turkey

    Gulfem INANER

    Gulfem INANER

    Group coordinator

    T.C. BASAKSEHIR BELEDIYESI

    [ BLL ]

    Turkey

    Omer ONUR

    Omer ONUR

    Project Coordinator

    ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACIÓN INVESTIGACIÓN E INVERSIÓN, S.L.U.

    [ AMIII ]

    Spain

    Leticia ZARATE

    Leticia ZARATE

    MBLabs Project Manager WP1, WP2, WP7, WP8, WP9

    IMPULSE PARTNERS

    [ IMP ]

    France

    Antoine THUILLIER

    Antoine THUILLIER

    METABUILDING LABS Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 953193. The sole responsibility for the content of this document lies entirely with the author’s view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. 

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    Effort 25 persons Full time equivalent

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    2021-10-11

    CIB W78 & LDAC Conference - LIST, Cardiff University, ECTP - LUXEMBOURG

    The Joint Conference CIB W78 - LDAC 2021 will take place in Luxembourg between 11-15 October 2021 and is associated with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), its Working Commission W78 on Information Technology for Construction and the Linked Data in Architecture and Construction research community. This event is organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in collaboration with Cardiff University (UK) and the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP).

    The 38th CIB W78 conference on Information and Communication Technologies for AECO and the 8th LDAC workshop aim to bring together an international community of researchers and industrials interested in the areas of Construction Informatics, BIM, Digital Twin and Knowledge Management. The scope of the conference is broad in terms of the design, construction and operation and occupancy of constructed facilities, but it primarily relates to the integration and communication of data, information and knowledge in the life cycle of a facility.

    The event, which takes place over a full week in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, will comprise keynote speeches from recognized scientific and industry speakers, parallel scientific sessions of CIB-W78 & LDAC presentations of scientific papers and industry sessions addressing the hot topics faced by the AECO industry companies.

    The conference will also host workshops organized by EU-funded projects consortia in close collaboration with the European Construction Technology Association (ECTP) objectives and roadmap.

    Like every year, a jury will attribute the Charles M. Eastman Top PhD Paper Award. This award, presented at each of W78's annual international conferences, recognizes the importance of forming top young researchers in the core field of W78, “the application of integrated IT throughout the life-cycle of the design, construction and occupancy of buildings and related facilities”.

    More information about the event.

    2021-09-29

    SUSTAINABLE PLACES 2021 - R2M Solution & PANN - ROME, ITALY (Hybrid Event)

    SUSTAINABLE PLACES 2021

    Europe’s #1 destination for dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market opportunities.

    Place: ROME, ITALY.

    Date: from September 29th to October 1st.

    The 9th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2021) will be a hybrid event with the in-person sessions to be hosted in Rome, Italy.  

    We’re a hybrid event (physical and virtual) making it accessible for everyone. The feedback from our survey process indicated a majority preference for in-presence attendance but with the flexibility for online participation by choice or as an option given conditions on travel in September. Our venue and digital platform selections will accommodate both possibilities supporting both in person attendance and digital participation. In practical terms, in-person plenary sessions will be digitally streamed for the online audience and digital workshops will be supported on our online platform. 

    Download the SP2021 Call for Proposals (due 31st July)

    You can find the complet information here: https://www.sustainableplaces.eu/

    REGISTRATION: SP2021 registration page on Xing

    2021-09-21

    REBUILD: BUILDING A NEW ERA - MADRID IFEMA

    REBUILD Expo 21-23 september, Madrid IFEMA https://www.rebuildexpo.com/en/

    REBUILD provides a unique platform of innovation to invigorate the sector of construction, renovation and the energy efficiency of houses and buildings. It is a place where the professional of the sector is provided with a specialized environment where to find the latest products, materials, solutions and services.

    REBUILD is the platform for manufacturers and distributors to identify:

    • New construction companies, developers, rehabilitation companies, architects, builders and installers.
    • Projects and housing stock to be renovated soon.
    • New products and innovations showcased.
    • Partners in the framework of construction and renovation sector to meet and deal with.

    Also, the National Congress of Architecture 4.0 and Advanced Construction is a space to discover new materials, the latest emerging technologies and the most innovative construction systems. A must-attend event for any professional aiming to boost their activity to the highest level of competitiveness and innovation. How to design and build new spaces with virtual reality; the new technical building code; 3D and additive manufacturing applied to rehabilitation; IoT in building management; BIM, applications and cloud platforms; Energy Efficiency in Housing and Buildings or new profiles and professional training for a renewed sector, are some of the topics that will inspire our professionals.

    Along the Fair-ShowRoom and the National Congress of Architecture 4.0 and Advanced Construction, REBUILD gathers various events that make it a not-to-miss event for any businessman or professional of the construction sector, interior design and rehabilitation.

    2021-07-06

    BEF test cell visit in Nobatek's premises in Anglet

    METABUILDING LABS WP4 partners were invited to visit the BEF test cell that Nobatek manages in their premises in Anglet. Although the visit was not mandatory, many partners took advantage of this opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of the predecessor of the O3BET and also to discuss and meet face-to-face with some of the WP4 partners involved in the design and building of the O3BET. Many photographs were taken during the visit. The list of attendees is as follows:

    • NOBATEK: Stéphanie Decker, Antoine Dugué, Aurélien Henon, Amélie Dasse and Pascale Brassier
    • CARTIF: Cristina Parrado, Mario Amo, Carlos Casado and Ana López
    • TEKNIKER: Iván Mesonero
    • UPV/EHU: Josemi Rico
    • AIT: Gundula Weber
    • ITB: Michal Piasecki and Barbara Pietruszka
    • EMI: Anita Terjek and Peter Toth

    During the two-day meeting (July, 6th-7th), the BEF strengths and weaknesses were discussed in situ while analysing the innovative glasses use case installed at that moment. Then, in the meeting room, more use cases tested in the BEF test cell were analysed. On the second day, the attendees tried to guess the more frequent Use Cases for the future O3BET in order to focus the requirement definition on them. Also, some design concepts and methodologies were discussed in the second day.

    2021-06-14

    European Smart City - ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK (EEN) - PARIS

    Are you looking for innovative SMEs for co-development?

    Are you an SME offering an innovative solution?

    Come and meet your future partner and share new visions during the European Smart City 2021, organized by Enterprise Europe Network.

    European Smart City 2021 offers training sessions, workshops and business to business meetings between key accounts and innovative SMEs.

    Easy: You don’t need to travel the world to meet a potential partner. Through the platform, book meetings very easily and start a new collaboration.

    Tailor-made: Thanks to Enterprise Europe Network and its partners, find the perfect match to your business.

    Time saving: Save time by optimizing your meetings and get in touch with innovative companies.

    METABUILDING will be present through this workshop: “Innovation and sustainable building: a tool for local and international development”

    Table ronde « éco-construction »: “METABUILDING : innovation support for SMEs of the Built Environment sector”

    Mr. Jean-Luc BUCHOU, General Delegate Cercle PROMODUL / INEF4, who at the French level provides leadership and assistance to innovative SMEs in METABUILDING, and Claudia HUNZIKER KELLER, NOBATEK / INEF4, METABUILDING Project Manager will speak during the round table as representatives from the project.

    Complete information and REGISTRATION: https://topic.een-france.fr/hydrogene/european-smart-city#4

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    DigiPLACE Closing Conference - "The future building blocks" - Livestreamed from Brussels

    THE FUTURE BUILDING BLOCKS

    DigiPLACE Closing Conference: How digital platforms will help deliver the EU Green Deal goals.

    DigiPLACE has the pleasure of inviting you to its Closing Conference, taking place on 27 May 2021.

    The Conference will take place from 9am to 4pm CET in 4 topic blocks:

    1. A recap of the DigiPLACE project & its main outcome

    2. Putting the power of digital at work for the EU Green Deal

    3. How to fit into the DigiPLACE RAF

    4. After DigiPLACE: the EU support for the digital transition

    REGISTER HERE!

    Access the PROGRAMME: https://digiplaceproject.eu/events

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    European Green Infrastructure Day - EU Chapter of the World Green Infrastructure Network - Virtual Event

    The EUROPEAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE DAY is a policy conference dedicated to exploring the state of affairs of urban green infrastructure in the European Union.

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    The AGENDA and additional information here.

    2021-05-04

    Open Innovation Test Beds as a Service to the Industry - EuroNanoForum 2021 - VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

    The final agenda of the virtual workshop:“Open Innovation Test Beds as a service to the Industry” planned for 4th May 2021, 14:00 – 17:30 CEST, is now available!

    Download the complete Agenda here.

    Participation is free of charge! Please register through the EuroNanoForum Website: https://euronanoforum2021.eu/satellite-events

    2021-04-22

    New European Bauhaus conference

    The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus calls for a creative, interdisciplinary, novel movement embedded in the society to imagine together a sustainable future and to engage on a transformative path towards affordable and beautiful living spaces in the urban and rural environment. A key step is the transformation of the building sector into a circular model that can also counteract the escalating climate crisis.

    The "New European Bauhaus" conference will take place on 22nd and 23rd April 2021.

    Please find the programme as well as a possibility to register by accesing this link: Conference Programme (europa.eu)

    2021-03-04

    METABUILDING LABS Kick-off Meeting - 4th / 5th, March 2021 (REMOTE EVENT)

    METABUILDING LABS Kick-off Meeting will be held on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th, March 2021.

    During these 2 days the project will be presented, as well as all the 40 partners from 13 European countries that are part of METABUILDING Labs Consortium.

    METABUILDING Labs PROJECT

    Topic ID: DT-NMBP-05-2020: Open Innovation Test Beds for materials for building envelopes

    METAclustered, SME oriented European Open Innovation Test Bed for the BUILDING envelope materials industrial sector using a harminised and upgraded technical framework and living LABS

    Coordinator: Nobatek/INEF4

    Consortium: 40 partners from 13 European countries

    Duration of the project: 61 month

    Start: 1st January 2021

    Budget: 17 M€ (funded 15 M€)  

    You can download the attached document to access the agenda: METABUILDING labs_agenda_KoM.pdf

    documents

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (DE)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (EN)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (ES)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (FR)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (HU)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (IT)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (PL)

    METABUILDING LABS. Press Release Nº1 (TR)

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