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TRNL20201216001

Circular insulation system for renovation of apartment buildings sought by Dutch construction company

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ABSTRACT

A Dutch construction company active in renovation of social housings wants to build and insulate in a more circular way.
The company is looking for partners that offer insulation systems for apartments, which can be disassembled and reused. It aims to set up a project to co-develop and apply an outer wall insulation system within the framework of a commercial agreement with technical assistance or a technical cooperation agreement. This profile refers to an open innovation platform.


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Within the Dutch energy transition, there is a big challenge to insulate existing apartment buildings. In line with the urge to save energy there is also a strong trend in the Dutch social housing sector to enable reuse of construction materials, building in a more circular way.

To prevent floor space loss of the often small social housing apartments, additional insulation is usually applied to the outer wall. Conventional outer wall insulation systems are attached using adhesives. This makes them difficult to remove and disassemble at the end-of-life. Resulting in a mixed waste that is impossible to reuse.

The construction company has a large network in the Dutch social housing sector and is already a pioneer in the development and application of circular construction methods. However in the field of circular outer wall insulation systems it misses solutions. Though the company is open to insulation systems with different finishes, a mineral brick slip finish is most promising for the Dutch situation.

Therefore the company is looking for partners to co-develop and/or supply one or more concepts of circular outer wall insulation systems and facade cladding systems suitable for the Dutch social housing sector. Cooperation is foreseen within the framework of a commercial agreement with technical assistance or a technical cooperation agreement.

IMPORTANT: This technology request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open internet platform. If an organisation expresses interest before the closing date, it will be guided to this open innovation platform. After registration participants can browse free through other submissions and engage in discussions. All submissions will get feedback by the company on this open platform. The challenge closes on February 15th, 2021. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential. Besides open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the organisations that will be invited to discuss cooperation possibilities. Once the challenge is closed, expressions of interest will be treated in the traditional way.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The company is looking for SME's or other partners with expertise in the field of:
Architecture
Construction engineering,
Insulation materials
Facade cladding
Manufacturing
Circularity in the construction sector
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type of partner: company or combination of companies, possibly a research organisation or university.

Area of activity: engineering and manufacturing in the field of outer wall insulation systems and or facade cladding systems.

Task to be performed: (co)develop and supply one or more concepts of circular outer wall insulation systems and fašade cladding systems suitable for the Dutch social housing sector. Possibly taking back the products for reuse or recycling at the end of life.


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Exclusive Rights - Since this technology request is an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform all types of IPR Status can be considered

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
NETHERLANDS
Profile date
04/01/2021
Deadline
05/01/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Commercial agreement with technical assistance Technical cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Building and Construction \ Materials \ Paper, Pulp and Forestry \ Engineering
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Construction Technology / Materials, components and systems for construction / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Construction Technology / Construction methods and equipment / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Construction Technology / Management of construction process & life / PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Environment / Clean Production / Green Technologies
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings / Other specialised construction activities n.e.c.
MARKET KEYWORDS
OTHER / Construction and Building Products / Construction companies / OTHER / Construction and Building Products / Facility management companies

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRNL20201216001