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FlexBuild Report Summary

Project ID: 744921

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - FlexBuild (Market maturation of innovative Flexible modules for temporary sealing of construction Buildings)

Reporting period: 2016-11-01 to 2017-04-30

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

Danish SME Altiflex aims to revolutionize the way buildings are sealed during construction by presenting a completely new system with several advantages when compared to the traditional solutions based on wood frames and plastic. Given the drawbacks of existing solutions, Altiflex has developed a unique, yet simple modular concept that seals buildings under construction in an effective way. These modules are flexible and adjustable in size, and can be applied and connected together in countless ways.

Moreover, Altiflex modular system has an outstanding durability (high impact-resistant) and long life span (15 years), which enables its re-use in construction projects, and initial calculations have shown that its use can save up to 60% on energy costs during the cold winter months (when compared with plastic seals). Therefore, the use of Altiflex solution improves sustainability of construction processes by reducing both CO2 emission and waste disposal from construction sites.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Building upon the experience with the previous version of the modular solution and patent-protected know-how (developed in-house at the SME), the current innovation project aims to bring Altiflex technology to the next level in order to facilitate industrial and commercial readiness – by overcoming technical and market-related barriers – in order to effectively tackle a huge business opportunity. The phase 1 project have assessed the technical and financial feasibility of our concept and prepared the innovation project.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

We aim to be a first mover and become established in the increasingly important market of sustainable construction – in the EU alone, the whole construction sector turnover amounts to more than € 1600 billion. Overall, this opens not only an important economic opportunity to Altiflex – expecting over €17 million revenues, 3-years post-project – but can ultimately lead to higher productivity in construction as well, improved health & safety condition for construction site workers and last but not least improved sustainability and lower environmental footprint of construction processes, as well as cost savings for the end-users.

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