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Building Innovation in the Extended Digital Chain

Objective

The InnoChain ETN network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling more sustainable, more informed and more materially smart design solutions. The network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.
The programme investigates the extended digital chain as a particular opportunity for interdisciplinary design collaboration. Challenging the traditional thinking of design as a linear process of incremental refinement, InnoChain identifies three axes of design innovation potential communication, simulation and materialisation appearing as distributed and interdisciplinary activities across the design chain. Situating feedback between design processes as a key concern for developing holistic and integrated design methods, the network will develop new interdisciplinary design methods that integrate advanced simulation and interface with material fabrication.
With a strong inter-sector focus, InnoChain connects “research in practice” with “research in academia”. Assembling 6 internationally recognised academic research environments leading research into computational design in architecture and engineering and 14 innovation pioneering industry partners from architecture, engineering, design software development and fabrication, the programme will establish a shared training platform for 15 early stage researchers. The network creates a structured training programme focussed on supervision of individual research projects, an inter-sector secondment programme as well as collective research events including workshop-seminars, colloquia, summer school and research courses that provide a unique opportunity for young researchers to obtain new knowledge and skills positioning them between strong innovative research practice and influential industrial impact.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Coordinator

DET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMIS SKOLER FOR ARKITEKTUR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERING.
Address
Philip De Langes Alle 10
1435 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 870 245,64

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (14)

FOSTER + PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Riverside Three 22 Hester Road
SW11 4AN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WHITE ARKITEKTER AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
Magasinsgatan 10
403 17 Göteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIG
Denmark
Address
Kløverbladsgade 56
2500 Valby, Copenhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HENN GmbH
Germany
Address
Augustenstr. 54
80333 Munich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROK, Rippmann Oesterle Knauss GmbH
Switzerland
Address
Hardtturmstrasse 130A
8005 Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Cloud 9 SL
Spain
Address
Passatge Mercader 10 Local 3
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Buro Happold Limited
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STR.UCTURE GMBH
Germany
Address
Lindenspurstrasse 32
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
designtoproduction GmbH
Switzerland
Address
Seestrasse 78
8703 Erlenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMITH INNOVATION APS
Denmark
Address
Ronnegade 1, 5.
2100 Kobenhavn O
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Blumer-Lehmann AG
Switzerland
Address
Erlenhof
9200 Gossau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
S-Form
Germany
Address
Kepplerstraße 12-14
73779 Deizisau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Factum Arte Desarrollos Digitales SL
Spain
Address
Calle Albarracin 28
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MCNEEL EUROPE SL
Spain
Address
Calle Roger De Flor 32 Piso Lc 2
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)