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22-24 May 2013

Type: External Event

ConstrumatConstrumat is facing a new era. In order to tackle the challenges being posed by the sector, it is reinventing itself to become a major international platform for the construction industry based on three key pillars: sustainability, innovation and internationalization

International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefinery

05-07 June 2013

Type: External Event

International Conference on Renewable Resources & BiorefineryAntwerp, Belgium

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply.

6th International Wood fibre Polymer Composites Symposium

23-24 September 2013

Type: Conference

6th International Wood fibre Polymer Composites SymposiumThe 6th International Wood fibre Polymer Composites Symposium that will be held in Biarritz (France) on September 23-24th 2013. The conference event will focus on opportunities for innovative wood based composites used in Building and Furniture sectors and other sectors contributing to the Green Growth and Bioeconomy. Some preliminary results of INNOBITE Project will be shown here. 

Conference Programme as PDF


Batimat, International Actors Appointment of Innovation

04-08 November 2013

Type: External Event

BatimatBATIMAT provides a powerful boost for the spread of new products through the building market and a real springboard for manufacturers who are launching innovations. This is the main reason that 96% of the exhibitors give for taking part in it.

For more sustainable, higher performance construction
Once again, BATIMAT 2013 will be at the heart of challenges facing construction and in particular those relating to energy performance and low consumption.

In order to further boost the world’s leading construction show and given the work scheduled for Porte de Versailles, BATIMAT is moving to the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and will be held on 4th to 8th November 2013.

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15th Salon International du Bâtiment

26-30 November 2014

Type: External Event

Salon International BâtimentSalon International Batîment is the construction industry's biggest event. Bringing every serious buyer, specifies and makes decisions throughout the construction industry under one roof.

On an area of ​​over 20,000 m2, targeting more than 650 domestic and foreign companies and 150,000 visitors expected, the fifteenth edition is scheduled for November 26th to 30th, 2014 at the International Fair of Casablanca, Morocco.

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The 2nd European Life Cycle Assessment Workshop

29-30 April 2015

Type: External Event

Life Cycle Assessment WorkshopThe 2nd European Life Cycle Assessment Workshop will be held on 29th and 30th of April 2015 at Casino Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice (France).

The increased awareness of the importance of environmental protection, and the possible impacts associated with products, both manufactured and consumed, has increased interest in the development of methods to better understand and address these impacts. One of the existing techniques for this purpose is life cycle assessment (LCA).

LCA addresses the environmental aspects and potential environmental impacts (e.g. use of resources and the environmental consequences of releases) throughout a product’s life cycle from raw material acquisition through production, use, end-of-life treatment, recycling and final disposal (i.e. cradle-to-grave).

It will include short summaries of reference projects, benefits from the LCA in those projects, challenges faced during the LCA analyses, discussion sessions and existing tools.



Participants will have the opportunity to present their project ideas and partnership requirements for upcoming H2020 calls, through brief 10-minute presentations both days of the event.

Registration is open HERE. 


Casino Palais de la Méditerranée, 
15 Promenade des Anglais 06000 Nice (France)


The Bio-Composites in Construction international conference

21-22 May 2015

Type: Conference


BCIC 2015 Bio-Composites In Construction

The Bio-Composites in Construction international conference will be held on May 21st & 22nd 2015 at the Society of Chemical Industry in London. The conference will bring together both academics and industrialists from around the world to report and discuss the latest developments on topics incorporating the entire bio-composite value chain – from raw materials to finished products, from science to commercial realisation. The event is supported as part of the EU project, INNOBITE and is free for all participants.

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BCIC welcomes potential interested speakers from both academia and industry to review the conference topics and submit an abstract for consideration (closing date for abstracts is Monday, March 23rd 2015).

View the topics here

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Registration for attendees will open at a later date but you can register your interest to receive notification of registration opening.

INNOBITE Kick-off Meeting, Brussels 2012

15 October 2012

Type: Management Meeting

INNOBITE  Project kick-off meeting was held at Brussels on October 2012. INNOBITE Primary Project Coordinator, Alvaro Tejado from Tecnalia Research & Innovation, gave an overview of the project and main objectives of this first meeting. Each partner representative shortly presented the institution and its particular role in the project. All participants exposed their engagement and active participation. Consortium Members were interviewed by a proffessional TV team in order to launch a promotional video and aiming to reach a broad non-scientific audience.

INNOBITE Steering Commitee Meeting, Paris 2013

12-13 March 2013

Type: Partner General Assembly

INNOBITE Month 6 Regular Meeting was held in Paris on March 12th and13th. The meeting started on March 12th and finished on March 13th. The first day was devoted to discussing results on Work Packages WP1 to WP4 . In the evening, all partners were invited by the organizer to the INNOBITE M6 meeting dinner. On day 2, the first INNOBITE E&DC meeting was held and afterwards an overview on WP7 (LCA, LCC and ETV, to be started in month 6) was provided to all partners. Note: more details of WP1-WP4 & WP7, see Work Programme.

INNOBITE M24 Meeting

16-17 September 2014

Type: Partner General Assembly

INNOBITE Month 24 Regular Meeting will be held in Tampere (Finland) on 16th and 17th of September 2014.

Organized by VTT, the meeting will focus on:

To review and discuss the results achieved during the last 6 months after the Regular Meeting M18 held in San Sebastian.

To coordinate the exchange of materials among partners

To report the project progress for each work package

Workshop - Exploitation and Commercialisation of Research Results of Multinational Consortia

29 April 2013

Type: Project Workshop

Workshop-Exploitation & Commercialization of Research Results of Multinational Consortia in BrusselsOn the 29th of April 2013, the workshop for the Exploitation and Commercialisation of Research Results of Multinational Consortia was held in Brussels, organised by The Environmental Technologies Unit in DG Research and Innovation. The workshop was centered on issues regarding the commercialisation of products and project results developed by multi-national consortia with the participation of SMEs from different countries.

The importance of this workshop was to help solve the problems regarding the IPR and to provide commercial solutions for products/services once the Projects within the 7th Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FP7) have ended. The aim of the Workshop is therefore to inform coordinators of FP7 projects on the possibilities for their products/processes of achieving the market, looking at IPR, standards and, more in general, to the exploitation of innovative solutions.

INNOBITE´S Workshop: Biorefinery and Nanocellulose

16 September 2013

Type: Project Workshop

INNOBITE Project holds its 1st Workshop in September 2013

During INNOBITE's first year running, a workshop will take place on  the 16th of September 2013 in Zurich. The workshop topic  will be “Biorefinery and Nanocellulose” and the following groups will participate as lecturers: EMPA, Tecnalia, CIMV and ECOPULP .

This workshop will be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in important aspects of the project, such as the biorefinery concept and market, green chemicals from wood, lignin-based molecules, lignin-based thermoplastics and types of nanocellulose, its production methods, commercial initiatives and applications.

Ueberlandstrasse 129CH-8600 Dübendorf
Telephone +41 58 765 11 11
Telefax +41 58 765 11 22

16/09: Workshop at EMPA Akademie (next to the reception)
17/09: Technical meeting in room NO 209 (we will pick you up from the reception to the room)

EMPA website: click here
Workshop Programme

The registration will be open until 12th September

INNOBITE 2nd Workshop

20 February 2014

Type: Project Workshop

INNOBITE 2nd Workshop INNOBITE Project holds its 2nd Workshop in February 2014

The Second Workshop will take place on the 20th of February 2014 in San Sebastian, Spain. The workshop topic  will be “Biocomposites and EcoConstruction” and the following groups will participate as lecturers: EMPA, Tecnalia, ACF and Vertech Group.

INNOBITE project’s “Biocomposites for Eco-construction Workshop” aims to disseminate the potential of biocomposites, based in new bio-thermosetting polymers and cellulose nanofibres as reinforcement, in the construction sector.


Workshop Organizer: Arantxa Artola and Álvaro Tejado, TECNALIA
Place & Date: Teknologi Parkea, San Sebastian / 20th February 2014


Workshop Programme






INNOBITE 3rd Workshop

18 September 2014

Type: Project Workshop

INNOBITE 3rd WorkshopINNOBITE Project holds its 3rd workshop in September 2014

The Third Workshop will take place on the 18th of September 2014 in Tampere, Finland. The workshop topic will be “Advances in Wood Based Composites” and the following groups will participate as lecturers:  Tecnalia, VTT and Tecnaro.

INNOBITE project’s “Advances in Wood Based Composites” disseminates the potential of wood based thermoplastic biocomposites in the construction sector, focusing on existing and emerging materials, markets and exploitation possibilities.



Workshop Organizer: Heidi Peltola, VTT
Place & Date: VTT, Tekniikankatu 1, Tampere  /  18th September 2014
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