Living Labs

To create synergies between the FISSAC H2020 and the TRIS Interreg Europe projects, Geonardo Ltd. and the Herman Ottó Institute Nonprofit Ltd. jointly launched a forum series to improve achieving the efficiency of resource efficiency in the domestic construction industry. The first symposium was held on 13 April 2018 in the frame of the CONSTRUMA International Exhibition and Fair that is the largest annual event for the sector in Hungary. (more…)

To understand the challenges and opportunities for industrial symbiosis you need to understand your value chain and where value for your sector is created. But just knowing your value chain may not be enough. Following the TIS structure of analysing your Technological Innovation System (TIS) you will be able to identify drivers and barriers for change. You will look at your actors and your value chain, but also at different networks, institutions and how a lack of knowledge and underdeveloped technology may be what is preventing change and hindering the development of industrial symbiosis.

In this new FISSAC report you will find an accessible introduction to the field of TIS and you can find a case study, explaining how the TIS methodology can be used in conjunction with a material journey, following a material from production to destruction and reuse.

We hope that this report and case study will help you in conducting your own analysis and developing your field of industrial symbiosis.

Resource efficiency in the domestic construction industry

Best practices in circular economy and eco-innovation

Date: 13 April 2018 (Friday) 9.30 –13.45

Venue: HUNGEXPO Pavilion ‘A’, Gallery 2 (1101 Budapest, Albertirsai út 10., Hungary) (more…)

The third gathering of the Belgian Living Lab, a second one on Urban Mining, took place in Mechelen on 18 December. Once again, experts from the construction and demolition sector, civil servants and researchers, discussed the priority research questions. The focus was on practical aspects of demolition and processing on small sites, challenges for the economic model, the importance of cooperation along the chain, and the way in which policy and regulation can take urban mining to the next level.

A number of questions are being submitted to an expert team for further research, others are being tested, monitored, and analysed on existing sites, or will serve as topics for a subsequent Living Lab.

The first Italian Living Lab, organized in collaboration with Associazione Industriale Bresciana (AIB), was held on 10 November 2017. The full summary of the event is now available. (more…)