Partnering opportunity

Expertise in Construction Materials, Energy efficiency and Renewables energies

Summary

A Spanish company offers its facilities and expertise in construction materials, energy efficiency and renewable energies to other entities interested in joint research/innovation projects. The company, a world leader in the production/commercialisation of slates for roofs and in natural stone is willing to research and develop new products and industrial process through research cooperation agreements.

Partner sought

The Spanish company is looking for European companies and RTD institutions willing to cooperate in the implementation of RTD projects in the field of NMBP, energy efficiency, sustainability, circular economy and waste management through research cooperation agreements.

Description

The main RTD areas of the Spanish company are: i) The renovation and improvement of the production processes for slate, granite and prefabricated panels. ii) The design of new building systems and constructive solutions capable of providing an added value to the traditional construction. This facet includes the energy efficiency and the simplification in the installations' work. Following a model of open innovation, the company works from the generation of ideas to mass production. The Spanish company has previous experience in management, coordination, development and monitoring of R&D activities based on more than 20 R&D projects. Over the years the most remarkable lines of work have been: - Development of different methodologies to reuse mineral waste such as obtaining geopolymer, or polymer matrices and bituminous materials, in order to boost circular economy. - Incorporation of novel nanotechnological applications on natural stones for various applications - Renewable energy systems using a natural material (slate) for buildings with an innovative design - Development of an intelligent search tool for comparing the various products available in the market based on parameters extracted from BIM (Building Information Modeling) models. The company offers its expertise and is looking in particular to join groups/consortiums that are already researching and developing new products and/or industrial processes related with its area of competence through research cooperation agreements. In this regard the company is looking for European companies and RTD institutions willing to establish partnerships to submit proposals for H2020 calls in the field of NMBP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing), energy efficiency, sustainability, circular economy and waste management.

Advantages and innovations

• A strong knowledge in novel materials, and specifically in geopolymer technology. • Capacity to facilitate the integration in the market of possible solutions derived from projects overcoming technical and regulatory barriers. • High capability in the implementation of innovative solutions in the field of construction and materials, as well as industrial production processes oriented to the industry 4.0. • Integration of renewable energies and energy efficiency solutions in buildings through perfect integration without affecting the aesthetics of building. • Technical support in the circular economy solution and by-product development.

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