EU Construction Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) as Drivers for SME Product Development

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 | 14:45h - 16:15h | Workshop | Hybrid

Purpose: Open Innovation Test Bed (OITBs) are clusters of laboratories, testing infrastructure and innovation service providers that work collectively under a Single Entry Point (SEP) to facilitate innovators, notably SMEs, the access to services for the development, TRL advancement and commercial scale up of innovation products and technologies.

This workshop brought together the three OITBs funded under the Horizon 2020 call topic: DT-NMBP-05-2020 – “Open Innovation Test Beds for materials for building envelopes” collectively representing €45 million of R&D funding, to discuss the innovation ecosystem and lines of excellence being set up and developed in each project, and the possibility for joint collaborative actions to further facilitate cooperation across Europe and enhance user involvement.

We invite you to learn more about these projects at their respective webpages:

Session Chair: Thomas Messervey, R2M Solution


14.45 – 14.50

Welcome & Opening Remarks (PDF)

Thomas Messervey

Moderator / R2M

14.50 – 15.00

Opportunity for OITBs to increase innovation and competitiveness in the EU construction sector (PDF)

Alain Zarli

Secretary General, ECTP

15.00 – 15.20

MEZeroE OITB Project: Overview, strategy and lines of excellence (PDF)

Francesco Babic

P. Coordinator, EURAC

15.20 – 15.40

iCLIMABUILT OITB Project: Overview, strategy and lines of excellence (PDF)

Dimitris Fantanas

Coordination Team, NTUA

15.40 – 16.00

METABUILDING LABS OITB Project:  Overview, strategy and lines of excellence (PDF)

Germain Adell

P. Coordinator, NOBATEK/INEF4

16.00 – 16.15

Panel Discussion, Q&A

Thomas Messervey

Moderator / R2M

Target Audience: Product developing EU construction SMEs, RTOs offering innovation services to SMEs, Investors, Development Authorities supporting regional or national innovation ecosystems, construction clusters and innovation ecosystems.

Video recordings (2 parts):

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