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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.
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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)

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 819 863,64

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 747 649,44

UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

Partners (14)

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FOSTER + PARTNERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

WHITE ARKITEKTER AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

BIG

Denmark

HENN GmbH

Germany

ROK, Rippmann Oesterle Knauss GmbH

Switzerland

Cloud 9 SL

Spain

Buro Happold Limited

United Kingdom

str.ucture GmbH

Germany

designtoproduction GmbH

Switzerland

Smith Innovation

Denmark

Blumer-Lehmann AG

Switzerland

S-Form

Germany

Factum Arte Desarrollos Digitales SL

Spain

MCNEEL EUROPE SL

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642877

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 972 691,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 972 691,44

Coordinated by:

DET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMIS SKOLER FOR ARKITEKTUR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERING.

Denmark