Living Lab Spain

Digital tools for synergies identification

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The objective of this third multidisciplinary workshop was to learn about some of the current digital tools which allow to concentrate data and visualize materials flows available in a territory and that can therefore serve as powerful tools to promote the creation of synergistic networks within the construction sector.

The third FISSAC Living Lab was organised as a free side event at the construction fair BBConstrumat 2019 and gathered, like in previous editions, experts who represented different professional activities within the construction value chain (designers, architects, manufacturers, associations, universities, construction companies, consultancy companies, etc.).

After the presentation of several tools (MatMap, Escrapalia, RecursResidu, and the Fissac Platform) the workshop concluded with an open debate: What would the different potential users expect from an ideal platform?, which features should it include?, what kind of data should it show?, who should manage such a platform?

Curious about the conclusions of the third FISSAC Living Lab? Don’t hesitate to contact the Símbiosy team (Adriana Sanz Mirabal, asanz@simbiosy.com)!

In the framework of FISSAC Living Labs, ACCIONA and Fundación Agustín de Betancourt organized a Living Lab experience in Madrid that aims to disseminate Circular Economy concept and to address themes related to the FISSAC Industrial Symbiosis model, focused on Circular Economy research and innovation at University and on the deployment of the basic Circular Economy principles at schools and kidergartens.

This first experience, that is part of a series of Living Lab dedicated to Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis educational topic, took place in Madrid, 10 May. Main objectives of the information session on Circular Economy are addressing minimization, re-utilization and recycling focused on the recovery and transformation of waste into new materials and aiming to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4 – Quality Education, SDG11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG12 – Responsible consumption and productions, SDG13 – Climate Action) to build sustainable and resilient societies.

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Circular business models are solid enough only if there is market demand behind, and we all know that users create the demand. Thus, conscious, informed consumers can drive the transition to alternative and circular business models. Some questions arise from this statement:

How would the way we build change if users decided on the design and use of the buildings and public spaces they inhabit?

  • How would the professional relationships among the different actors within the construction value chain be transformed if consumers demanded renewable, healthy materials, bioclimatic buildings, modular constructions designed for deconstruction…?

The second FISSAC Living Lab Barcelona, co-organized by SIMBIOSY together with the Societat Orgànica (a professional cooperative that works in the field of sustainable building) on the 30th of October 2018, , served as a visualization spot of successful experiences and as a space for an exchange of views and ideas.

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The purpose of this first multidisciplinary workshop will be to discuss together how companies in the construction and demolition sector can optimize their resources through the means of industrial symbiosis.

This is a participatory working session: attendees will have the opportunity to put their views on the table, and discuss together with other actors about new business models that promote the transformation of the construction sector towards more circularity.

  • Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
  • Time: from 9:00 to 11:30 am
  • Location: Instituto de Tecnología de la Construcción de Cataluña – ITeC
    Wellington 19, Barcelona
    Public transport: Metro L1 (Marina station), Tranvía T4 (Marina station)
  • Programme: download here (in Spanish)

Confirmation is required: to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions about the event, do not hesitate to contact the Símbiosy team via email (asanz@simbiosy.com) or by calling 932 21 86 87.

We look forward to your presence!