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Christophe Lesniak European Commission DG Research- ‘Industrial Technologies’ COIMBRA 18 DECEMBER 2007 PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM.

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1 Christophe Lesniak European Commission DG Research- ‘Industrial Technologies’ COIMBRA 18 DECEMBER 2007 PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

2 Content R&D Context Construction ERA & TPs Construction & Energy challenges EU response Call 2007 results Call 2008 Outline NTPs relevance

3 Europe’s RTD intensity as world competitor Source: “Key RTD Figures 2007 on Science, Technology and Innovation” - Towards a European knowledge Area % GDP RTD intensity in world regions

4 BUSINESS RTD funding GOVERNMENT RTD funding 55% 64% 2,20 2,40 67% CN1,34 75% KR JP 75% 2,25 2,38 % GDP % of total RTD 31% 35% EU RTD funding sources as world competitor Source: “Key RTD Figures 2007 on Science, Technology and Innovation” - Towards a European knowledge Area

5 Research Growth & Employment EducationInnovation S&T contributes to the Lisbon objectives: economic growth, employment creation, environmental protection, social challenges: fight poverty, improve human health and quality of life… Lisbon Strategy Knowledge Triangle EU Political R&D Framework Goteborg, Barcelona …

6 European Technology Platforms – what are they? „… we see technology platforms as a smart, European way of working together to support industrial competitiveness (…) I have been struck by their enthusiasm and professionalism and their readiness to grasp this opportunity to become powerful actors in making the European Research Area a reality (…) The Commission services will continue to do all they can to facilitate this important and welcome development.” Janez Potocnik European Commissioner for Science and Research ETPs AS THINK & DO TANK

7 European Technology Platforms – how do they work? Stakeholders, led by industry, come together to agree a common vision for the technology. Stakeholders define a Strategic Research Agenda setting out the necessary objectives for the technology. Stakeholders implement the SRA with the mobilisation of human and financial resources. ETPs AS PPP initiative ?

8 The challenge & vision: “Building a knowledge-based, competitive and sustainable construction industry” Client-focused knowledge-based Sustainable New processes Life-cycle Safety New product/ service Intelligent construction processes High-added value materials nano- developments New strategies with New policies

9 Need of industrial transformation – Sustainable construction - Challenges and Opportunities Energy example Magnitude of Construction: –Massive Market, Growth and employment for Social benefit –Common interest of all Member States –Multi national and multi sectoral energy mix : infrastructure, buildings, appliances, processes, transport, materials, manufacturing… –CO2 reduction contribution –Complexity of energy efficient built environment, comfort & living space increasing.. –Potential savings, buildings account for 40% of total energy use (passive solar, day lighting, reduced transmission losses, air tightness, night ventilation, use of building mass, storage….)

10 Impacts: upgrade of 30% of existing buildings (Medium term) –  50 % of energy –  30% raw materials –  40% waste –  water –~100% construction materials recyclable –~100% reuse of demolition wastes By 2050: –~0% CO2 production for new building –100% buildings (2005 stock) retrofitted –  50% energy consumption –  75% CO2 New technologies, concepts and high tech materials for efficient and clean buildings of the sector Construction Potential Impacts

11 Leveraging Our Common Interest Responsible answer to stakeholders demand Policy : policy and strategy for EU, European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), Actions Plan for Energy Efficiency, Green Procurement, Eurocode, ETAP …. FP7 : Cooperation NMP : technologies for energy efficiency in buildings, ENV : reducing footprint and gas emission, TREN : Building Performance (indicators, regulation) CONCERTO+, ICT : Innovative Management (optimized design, control strategies) CIP : Specific measures in industry and construction and for energy using products. Support for integration of new and renewable Energy sources and legislative measures, CPD… Lead Market : creating “Towards Zero Energy Buildings” business environment to allow Construction industry develop and commercialise innovative products and services on a competitive basis, but also ICT initiative, SET-plan….

12 Results NMP Evaluation 2007 (1)  Topic: “Resource efficient and clean buildings” (Call Identifier FP7-NMP , Large collaborative research projects)  Stage 1: 19 eligible proposals received  Stage 2: 7 eligible proposals submitted  4 proposals selected for funding  EC funding requested 33 M€ - Budget 295 M€  Success rate 37% stage 1 57% stage 2 Overall 22%

13 Results NMP Evaluation 2007 (2)  Topic: "Innovative added-value construction product-services” (Call Identifier FP7-NMP , Sme collaborative research projects)  Stage 1: 27 eligible proposals received  Stage 2: 10 eligible proposals submitted  4 proposals selected for funding  EC funding requested 11.5 M€ - Budget 75 M€  Success rate 37% stage 1 40% stage 2 Overall 15%

14 Topic Resource efficient and clean buildings ProposalObjectivesStrategy/technologyApplication/sector 1 A affordable energy storage management systems for buildings Integration of Phase change materials (PCM), ground storage, flywheels and vanadium batteries Reducing peak demands and total energy requirements both at a building and district level. 2 To optimise indoor air quality and climate conditions whilst minimising overall energy consumption Intelligent and multifunctional windows, multifunctional insulated exterior walls, clean air-conditioning systems and advanced sensors and control systems. The project will commence at laboratory level, but will also consider large-scale tests before implementing real world applications 3 Reduction to CO2-emissions through the achievement of energy savings and the use of renewable energy sources (RES) Transparent solar thermal façade collectors, glazing with integrated PV, façade integrated solar thermal vacuum tube collectors, unglazed opaque façade collectors and a façade integration ventilation All kind of new energy gaining multi- functional components which will be incorporated into the façade of large buildings. These facades will be used for energy conversion 4 Development of an intelligent self-sustained and zero CO2 emission hybrid system for residential/commercial buildings and districts buildings Energy will originate from RES and will flow through hydrogen as an energy carrier to cover its electrical, heating and cooling needs The design, implementation, operation and monitoring of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) such as sun, wind and hydro power at building and district level.

15 Topic Innovative added-value construction product/services ProposalObjectivesStrategy/technologyApplication/sector 1Development of a novel device for low cost monitoring of the building structure Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems, lower- power wireless networking Construction, Building Structural safety 2Improvement of sandwich panel design and design tools, energy savings during production and installation, prediction of product lifecycle Multidisciplinary approach with material testing, assembling and design competences united Construction, Building Sandwich panels 3Nanomaterials to be used in retrofitting technologies for natural and artificial stones Development and application of nano materials Construction, Building Nanomaterials, Natural and Artificial Stones 4Innovative solutions for collaborative SME-RTD communities for knowledge creation / reusing, bidirectional learning ICT solution, SOA based platform integrating existing knowledge into a knowledge management tool for a group of specialized companies Construction, Building ICT application for SMEs-RTD communities

16 From10 countries (18 partners) in ERABUILD to 21 countries (31 partners) in ERACOBUILD (16 EU + 4 Associated+ 1 Other) ERACOBUILD

17 Industrial Transformation “Knowledge-based construction industries” NMP Work Programme (1)

18 Construction Topics 2008 (2)  NMP – Activity 4.4: Integration of technologies for industrial applications NMP Innovative concepts and processes for strategic mineral supply and for new high added value mineral- based products Large-scale integrating collaborative projects Content/Scope  To enable realization of increasing European capability and high value added production of mineral products should cover:  Pioneering applications with new groups of materials for industrial and end consumer products in light of new customer needs;  New strategies and technologies underlying transformation of metallic or non-metallic mineral resources;  New mineral product functionality by intelligent modification of material properties and surfaces within micro-, macro- and nanoscale range;  New strategies and technologies reducing the environmental footprint of mineral processing such as internal processing systems for re-use and recycle with closed material flows and quantitative use of all by-products with adapted process chains to generate additional life cycles.  Mineral resource definition based on geological potential modeling of strategic supply;

19 Construction Topics 2008 (3)  NMP – Activity 4.4: Integration of technologies for industrial applications NMP Smart materials for applications in the sectors of construction and of machinery and production equipment Collaborative projects targeted to SMEs Content/Scope  New materials with improved physical or chemical properties, new functionalities and enhanced end user related properties essential for innovation in the construction  In thermal, electro-magnetic and acoustic isolation, heat storage and climatic functionality;  In resistance against an aggressive environment, and inherent surface functionalities (e.g. hygienic and easy to clean, self-cleaning, biocides and/or moisture control properties). based solutions;  Smart and multifunctional materials with good mechanical performance, both of the "active" type (with sensor-actuator coupling) and of the "passive type (with intrinsic self- adaptive or compensatory reaction to the change of external conditions).

20 Future plans 2009 Healthy, safe, accessible and stimulating built indoor environments (L) This topic should lead to a better understanding of the impact of the built indoor environment on health, comfort, productivity and feeling of safety and positive stimulation and to improve this built indoor environment for all people. Reducing environmental footprint of energy intensive industries (L) Research will aim at substantial improvement on environmental performance of the process industries (steel, cement, glass, chemical..), mainly by saving resources (eco-design and minimizing Consumption of Primary resources), waste prevention, and reduction of effluents and emissions in particular CO2 and other GHGs.

21 Future plans 2010 New customer oriented business models (L) Innovative use of underground space (L) Technologies for a sustainable access to and availability of raw materials Technologies for a sustainable access to and transformation of raw materials Advanced technologies for structural safety and extension of service life Embedded intelligence for use of buildings and life cycle management

22 ICT 2007 for Energy Efficiency Expected Impact World leadership in ICT-enabled energy efficiency and take-up of ICT systems to enable future buildings to become at least energy-neutral Position Europe in the international context for development of new ICT- supported approaches to produce, distribute and trade energy efficiently Reduction in energy usage through analysis of information coming from energy monitoring systems

23 FP7 Environment Theme  Climate Change, Pollution, and Risks (indoor air, strategies for prevention and mitigation of natural hazards)  Management of Resources: management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity (management and planning of urban environment, preservation of landscape,...)  Environmental Technologies (includes water, waste, air, soil, built environment, cultural heritage, technological assessment…)  Earth Observation & Assessment Tools (forecasting methods, sustainable development & social & economic tensions related to climate change)

24 Effective Partnership Collaborative activities The Vision Meeting Client/User Requirements Becoming Sustainable Transformation of the Construction SectorStakeholders Industry, SMEs R&D, Academia, NGO Authority,Municipality ERANET, NTPs, ….. JTI E2B ERACO BUILD (*) EUREKA -BUILD COST FP7 LM/ CIP.. INT. COOP. JP,US... MANUBUILD, I- STONE, TUNCONSTRUCT,INP RO, I3CON, I-SSB, MESSIB(*), COSTEFFECTIVE(*), CLEARUP(*), H2SUSBUILD(*), STONECORE(*), EASIE(*),HKNOW(*),M EMSCON(*) …. … (*)negotiation

25  Disseminate the Vision of the sector & connecting people (Industry, SMEs, R&D, universities, administration, clients, municipalities...)  Take part jointly in EU initiatives, EurekaBuild, FP7/Eranet (+), JTI, Lead Market, etc…  Participate in the SRA implementation : R&D roadmap  The boundaries of NTPs are different than the ECTP, they are independent with their own SRA agenda  Stronger position -> funding agencies, ministries, funding organisations, European Institutions, EIB, EC…  Opportunity to increase the SME’s impact transfer of technology & innovation  ~26 NTPs : huge National/Regional networking potential NTPs roles/benefits

26 Vision of construction European Technology Platforms: 34 Constructionresearch networks Europeanconstruction sectorR&Dprojects ECCREDI European Projects iSTONE Cultural heritage Quality of life EuropeanConstruction TechnologyPlatform: 7FocusAreas IAI IFC Autsralia CRC IC Underground construction Processes &ICTs Water & & Sanitation Ertrac ErracEmbedded systems Manufacturing Steel ECTP ENBRI Netherlands PSIB, PAIS Spain PROFIT Major nationalprogrammes Sweden Competitive Blg Finland CUBE, SARA TISSUE CIB ECI ENCORD IntelCities TunConstruct ManuBuild Build - - Nova Women - - CoRe SWOP InteliGrid Cities& buildings Networks Materials Education&Training Standardisation OMG W3C CEN ISO Inpro I3con Eracobuild Construction in the ERA CONTEXT NTP Wood Safety ISSB FP7 ROK

27 THANK YOU for your kind attention


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