Living Labs

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…)

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 ( or by calling 932 21 86 87.

We look forward to your presence!

The OVAM will host a third meeting of the Belgian Living Lab in Mechelen on 18 December 2017. It will follow-up on the previous event on urban mining. More details will be pulished after the event.