H2020 - Horizon 2020

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Concept:   The countries in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region and in the former Soviet Union republics (CIS region) have the most energy-poor people in Europe.    This is mainly due to high energy prices and poor energy efficiency of the buildings, heating systems and household appliances.  
Post date: 17 Feb 2021
Type: Link

In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.   Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and Baltic regions of Europe, where GDP per capita often falls below the EU average.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: News

  Around 400 million tons of construction and demolition waste, excluding excavation materials, are yearly generated and then mostly landfilled in EU.   On the other hand, concrete is the most widely used material in building, with a growing trend towards prefabrication.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Type: Event

Concept and objectives:   To reach the COP21 goal of nearly-zero energy, zero emission buildings MBLabs Labs strives to unleash the innovation potential of the SMEs of the Construction sector by lowering the entry barriers to test innovative solutions in a network of testing facilities in RTOs and Living Labs in 13 countries, most EU member states (ES, FR, BE, IT, DE, TR, UK, LU, PL, SE, HU, AT, IE) allowing a direct feedback from the end-users during the final development stages.
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   The building integrated photovoltaics sector can benefit from innovations in construction and solar energy alike, even moreso when the two are in sync.   In the PVadapt project, combined innovations in modular construction and modular photovoltaics will lead to the creation of an adaptable and multifunctional BIPV system of substantially lower cost than conventional solutions.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Link

  Concept and objectives:   Global warming is one of the main environmental challenges nowadays and existing inefficiencies in the housing solutions and its manufacturing processes are one of the leading causes of it.   Today the approximate number of houses globally is more than 1.5 billion and steadily growing.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Scan4Reco will develop a novel portable, integrated and modular solution for customized and thus cost-effective, automatic digitization and analysis of cultural heritage objects (CHOs), even in situ.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   "Advanced Manufacturing has been highlighted by the EU as one of the key enablers to support and promotion of business research and innovation in key enabling technologies.   Therefore, a number of objectives, aligned with pursuing the large scale targets, have been set for advanced manufacturing through four pillars: technology, economic, social and environment.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept:   The computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create three-dimensional shapes, otherwise known as 3D printing, was first developed in the 1980s. It is now used in a wide range of applications – from aerospace engineering to dental applications.   3D printing systems have also been developed for the construction industry but there are still many challenges and limitations to overcome such as scalability and working at heights.
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept:    Within the C3PO project (Co-creation 3D printing with companies) an acceleration of the 3D printing technology in Flanders is aimed for.   With financial support from both the province Antwerp and Europe, during the upcoming years, 1.6 mio euro will be used to foresee among others a real 3D printer at Kamp C in Westerlo.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Link