International Workshop

Network-Inspire-Innovate – WORKSHOP at BAUZ! THE NEW METABUILDING Platform 2023!

In this workshop you will get to know the new innovation platform METABUILDING, find partners and get an overview of networks like Innovation Labs.

Presentation of the new innovation platform METABUILDING, international network and innovations: Cross-sector innovations in the construction industry with the new  Platform Metabuilding

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (following the RENOWAVE.AT workshop).

WHERE: Hybrid on site

In line with the congress for sustainable building BAUZ! BauZ! 2023 – BauZ! this workshop is dedicated to the presentation of a new international digital open innovation platform: the European innovation platform METABUILDING. Furthermore international opportunities, Funding possibilities and networks.

The Metabuilding Platform addresses stakeholders of the extended construction sector and supports in finding available funding for SME innovations, innovative technologies and presents products/services of SMEs virtually, brings together partners for collaborative projects and offers to reach new markets.

What makes the platform special: the linkage of innovator:s in construction and the 4 emerging industry sectors:

  • Recycling and circular economy,
  • additive manufacturing and 3D printing,
  • nature-based solutions
  • and digital Industry.

At the workshop you learn about new opportunities for their future developments, innovation possibilities, finding partners and get to know funding opportunities and networks like Innovation Labs and Austrian Cluster or associations.

International guests will be able to participate online. Participation in this workshop is free of charge. However, the number of available places is limited. Please find below the link to register.

The event is organized in the course of the METABUILDING project, together with Bauz!2023 Austrian Institute of Technology AIT, the innovation labs Digital findet Stadt and RENOWAVE.AT, as well as the international umbrella organization European Federation of Green Roof Association EFB.

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16:00 Welcome – Innovation lab GRÜNSTATTGRAU Susanne Formanek
16:05 New networks and possibilities:
• Innovation LABs in Austria – Susanne Formanek, RENOWAVE and GRÜNSTATTGRAU
• Metabuilding possibilities
o Metabuilding LABS Matej Banozic AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
o Metabuilding Platform – let’s start with the new international platform! Claudia HUNZIKER (NOBATEK/INEF4)
• European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations – EFB –activities in the field NBS sector and Austrian roles, DUSTY GEDGE (president), Tetiana Konchenko (General Secretary)
• Activities ECTP – The European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP) und Built4People: ECTP – Alain Zarli
16:50 New international funding opportunities
• Horizon Europe and new community platform Austria – Siegfried Loicht (NCP Europe Cluster 5, FFG)
17:00 • Success stories from Metabuilding network – Winners of the SEED/GROW/HARVEST from Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain
• Q&A
17.30 Closing of the event, open end, further exchange is possible, on site, online or via whiteboard


The construction sector needs to challenge its usual practices and innovate faster than ever before.

To this end, METABUILDING, an EU-funded H2020 project, has developed an innovation ecosystem that brings together players from the construction sector and four emerging industry sectors: recycling and circular economy, additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions and digital industry.

30. März 2023 um 16:00 – 17:30
BAUZ! Congress , at Vienna University of Technology, Campus Getreidemarkt
1040 Wien
Susanne Formanek

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