On 10 November, Luis Guaita, the R&D&i director at Keraben Grupo, a Spanish partner of the ICEBERG Project, took part in the INNOTRANSFER forum, an initiative to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology developed by the science parks of the Autonomous Community of Valencia to companies.  

The event included different lectures and roundtables. Specifically, Keraben Grupo (ceramic wall and floor tiles), represented by its Head of R&D&i, took part in the “Towards a Sustainable Habitat” roundtable. Based on the company’s experience and its commitment to sustainability, he explained the innovative solutions using the incorporation of new circular criteria in the industrial manufacturing processes and the lessons learnt from participating in R&D projects.

Guaita thus presented the origin and scope of the European ICEBERG project to a panel of over 130 experts from universities, industry and the public administration. The project seeks to design, develop and validate innovative reuse systems and technologies, that allow reliable recovered materials with high value – with low level of impurities –.

INNOTRANSFER Sustainable Habitat, organised by the Network of Science Parks of the Autonomous Community of Valencia (Spain), is an open innovation multi-sectoral initiative. It aims to drive the transfer of the knowledge and technology developed by those science parks to the business ecosystem, in key economic sectors such as the Automotive Industry and Sustainable Mobility, Agri-food, Health, Sustainable Habitat and Enabler Technologies.

INNOTRANSFER Sustainable Habitat therefore aims to put R&D groups and companies of the sector in contact to work on collaborative projects in the wide scope of construction and sustainability. The action goes further than an overview of the materials used in construction or energy efficient and seeks to also address sustainability during the manufacturing of the materials themselves, along with including other intrinsic elements inside any housing unit or building.

Luis Guaita, Grupo Keraben

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