InnoChain Network

INTRODUCTION

The InnoChain ETN network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling sustainable, informed and 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.

IAAC is among the six academic partners of InnoChain, a European project developed within the framework of Horizon 2020 Programme. The project, with a budget of 3.900.000 €, was launched in September 2015 and will be running until August 2019.

This initiative trains a group of 15 PhD candidates, with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, with the mission to research advanced design and building solutions for our physical environment. The industry focus is furthermore implemented, thanks to the active support of 14 industries, renowned in avant-guard construction technology breakthroughs.

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. The network will develop new interdisciplinary design methods that integrate advanced simulation and interface with material fabrication.

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InnoChain Research Initiative highlighted as a “Success Story” by the European Commission

IAAC is part of this European network connecting established and emerging research environments in academia and industry from architecture, engineering, development and manufacturing of design software   The European Commission has selected the InnoChain research initiative involving 6 academic institutions across Europe, including IAAC, as an example of "success" among the projects co-financed by the…

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InnoChain Network Exhibition: “Practice Futures – Building Design for a New Material Age”

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is happy to present the InnoChain exhibition "Practice Futures: Building Design For a New Material Age" at KADK in Copenhagen. The exhibition showcases the results of the 15 Innochain PhD projects from 6 institutions across Europe. With a strong industry focus, the PhDs are undertaken in collaboration with…

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InnoChain’s Conference Call For Participation – Expanding information modelling for a new material age

Innochain announces the international conference Expanding information modelling for a new material age. It will take place in Copenhagen on 8th and 9th November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre in the new Blox building by OMA.   The conference is organised in collaboration with the Danish Bloxhub organisation and aims to create a forum…

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InnoChain 2nd Year Colloquium & Research Exhibition “Prototypes” on 12-14th February

The InnoChain Second Year Colloquium, which will take place between 12-14 February 2018, is a shared evaluation event in which all Early Stage Researcher (ESRs) present their research development. The InnoChain ITN Network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions.  The…

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Aviad Almagor > InnoChain Colloquium & Lectures

InnoChain Colloquium & Lectures 14th of February 2018 Aviad Almagor Trimble Mixed Reality - Displacement of Space and Time @ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium Open to the Public Aviad Almagor is the Director of the Mixed Reality Program at Trimble. In 2017 Aviad was selected by NR as one of the most influential people in augmented reality technology.…

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IAAC Faculty Receive the 2017 Autodesk ACADIA Emerging Research Award

Monolithic Earthen Shells and Robotic Fabrication by InnoChain IAAC PhD candidate Stephanie Chaltiel and IAAC Faculty Maite Bravo has been awarded with the Acadia Autodesk Emerging Research Prize.  

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IAAC takes part in the Innochain Winter School in Berlin

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is participating this week at the Innochain Winter School, titled 'Drivers of Innovation', taking place in Berlin during October 12th and 13th. The Innochain Winter School is a forum for exchange and innovation within and beyond the 15 research projects in the European Innochain network. Placed in six of…

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IAAC Hosted InnoChain Mid-term Reviews and a Summer Workshop in Barcelona

From the 3rd to 7th of July, the EU co-funded program InnoChain organised its mid term reviews and a joint workshop-seminar at IAAC in Barcelona. On Monday 3rd July the project was reviewed by the EU Project Officer Nina Poumpalova, Sarah-Amalia Aronzohn and Mervi Himanen as external expert. The scope of the meeting was to assess the progression of the project…

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Design Probes: Innochain First Year Colloquium and Research Exhibition at Angewandte

This is a pinnacle event within the Innochain network, where all ESRs present and discuss their research and methodologies in plenum with all Innochain beneficiaries and industry partners. The event takes place at Angewandte Innovation Laboratory, Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

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