EurekaBuild Events

EurekaBuild Umbrella wishes to provide a platform for European researchers in the construction sector to generate ideas and find people to endorse the ideas, in order to submit joint Eureka projects.

For this purpose EurekaBuild events will be organized around specific priority research themes where researchers from industry (large companies and SMEs), research institutes and universities can meet and negotiate collaboration, and where they will receive relevant information on how to set up a Eureka project.

Events will be organized by National Construction Technology Platforms in close cooperation with the Focus Area Groups, EurekaBuild members' National Umbrella Sector and Public Representatives and National Eureka Contact Person.

It is planned to hold 15 international brokerage events over the period of 3 years.

Those interested in organizing EurekaBuild events please contact:
Ger Maas or Svein Willy Danielsen or EurekaBuild Secretariat

Schedule of Events 2006-2009

Theme Host Date Place
2007 Jan Networks NL NTP Jan 22-23,2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands
May ICT and New Integrated Processes Nordic TP's May 7-8,2007 Oslo, Norway
May Towards a sustainable Built Environment and a Living Cultural Heritage Greek NTP May 21,2007 Athens, Greece
June Advanced Building Materials and Technologies Czech NTP June 4, 2007 Telč, Czech Republic
Nov Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Construction Applications Spanish NTP 5-6 Nov 2007 Valencia, Spain
2008 Jan ICT Polish NTP 22 Jan 2008 Poland
Apr Energy Efficient Construction Lithuanian NTP 24 April 2008 Vilnius, Lithuania
May Networks for sustainable environment and high quality of life Croatian NTP 23-25 May 2008 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Oct ICT & Automation - Energy & Resource Efficient products and processes UK NTP 28 Oct 2008 Birmingham, UK
2009 Jan-Feb        
  Intention To be defined
(Cultural Heritage)
Slovenian NTP To be confirmed Slovenia

Reports from past events

  • "How to commercialize a good idea? ICT solutions as a source of development in the construction sector"
    Polish NTP has organised the second (and the sixth in order) EurekaBuild Workshop and Brokerage Event focusing on ICT as a part of annual conference. This event took place in Poznan, Poland. Details on conference are available from dedicated website at
    Detailed report on the event including all presentations, submitted project ideas, etc... is available online

  • "Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Brokerage of Project Ideas"
    The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania in collaboration with the Lithuanian Construction Technology Platform, Agency for International Science and Technology Development Programmes in Lithuania and Eureka umbrella project EurekaBuild has organised the EurekaBuild workshop and Brokerage Event. The event took place on 24 April 2008, during the 15th International Specialized Exhibition on Construction and Renovation "RESTA" in Lithuanian Exhibition Centre LITEXPO (Laisves Ave. 5, Vilnius).

    During the Workshop the best examples of energy efficiency practice in buildings in Europe, the models of rational use of energy in renovation and new construction, the possibilities of utilization of renewable energy resources, future energy technologies and models in the context of sustainable development, the formation of new approach in construction market (promotion of green public procurement) were discussed.

    The Workshop was attended by nearly 150 representatives of central and local government, interested institutions, academics, public organizations, architects and designers.

    All presentations and project ideas presented during this event are available now. You can download them using the links below.
    - Agenda
    - Presentations:

  • "NETWORKS for sustainable environment and high quality of life"
    The Croatian Construction Technology Platform in cooperation with Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) and Structural Engineering Conferences (SECON) organised the second EurekaBuild Workshop and Brokerage Event focusing on NETWORKS as a part of three-day conference on 23-25 May 2008 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    The scope of the conference encompasses the 'state-of-the-art' in design, material specifications, construction, maintenance, safety, security, environmental impact and management of networks, focusing on, but not limited to transport networks: roads, railways, waterways, bridges, tunnels and canals. The conference addressed the following themes:
    • Lessons from the past
    • Network level issues - strategy and management
    • Structural design for sustainable natural and man-made environment
    • Advances in construction and structural repair
    • Condition monitoring, assessment and maintenance for durable structures
    • Innovations for higher quality of life.

    Total of 49 papers were presented during the symposium focusing on themes listed above, including following keynote lectures:
    • Croatian motorway network (J. Radic)
    • Risk based health monitoring & inspection manual - Case study of Rion Antirion Viaduct (G. Hovhanessian & E. Laurent)
    • Design of Peljesac bridge (J. Radic, Z. Savor, G. Hrelja, N. Mujkanovic, A. Vlasic & M. Franetovic).

    In addition to the NETWORKS conference, EurekaBuild workshop with brokerage event was organized where researchers from industry (large companies and SMEs), research institutes and universities met and negotiated collaboration to set up Eureka projects under EurekaBuild label.

    Programme and conference brochure are available now.
    More information can be found at

  • "ICT & Automation - Energy & Resource Efficient products and processes"
    The EurekaBuild Project Brokering workshop was organised on Tuesday 28 October 2008 in NEC, Birmingham.
    This seminar and half-day workshop, run by the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network and Constructing Excellence, alongside the Interbuild international trade fair, provided participants with an insight into the EurekaBuild programme and helped to meet potential European partners in two key areas for construction and its suppliers: ICT & Automation and Energy & Resource Efficient products and processes.

    All presentations presented during this event are available now. You can download them using the links below:

Info on coming events