EU Brokerage Event on KET in H2020. Plenary Session Presentation available


An EU Brokerage event on KET (Key Enabling Technologies) in Horizon 2020 (NMBP – Call 2018-2020) was organized on October 17, 2017 by the French and German National Contact Points (NCPs) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Grand...


TRA-Newsletter, Issue 06, October 2017


The countdown is on - in just over six months' time, the biggest Transport Research Conference in Europe  TRA 2018 will happen! So the preparations are already in full swing. The design of the programme is progressing and...


Bio-based materials vs GM materials


One of the main contributors of CO2 emissions are the homes we live in. In the EU, buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions and 40% of energy consumption.Researchers argue that, compared with using traditional...


Publication of v1.0 of the common EU framework of indicators ('Levels')


Following an open consultation which ran from July to October 2016, a major stakeholder working group meeting held in Brussels on 30 November 2016 and intensive interaction with technical sub-group and steering group members...


Report on the cPPP mid-term review published


Contractual Public Private Partnerships (cPPPs) are an important instrument under the current European Research and Innovation Programme, Horizon 2020. Interested industry and the European Union work together in such a...


Silver Economy Awards - open for submissions until 15 November


The Silver Economy Awards, which are being set up by the EU-funded SEED project, celebrate those improving the lives of senior Europeans. Its first edition is open for submissions until 15 November 2017. Applications are welcome...


Co-creating smart and sustainable cities in Europe: new flagship project announced


CSTB – the French Scientific and Technical Centre for Buildings - is involved in IRIS, the newest addition to the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) lighthouse projects.Set to begin in October 2017, the...


ABRA Community: European network of stakeholders


The ABRA Community is a European network of stakeholders that believe in investing in building renovation through AdoRES (new Additions and Renewable Energy Sources) to achieve and finance a nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB)...


Upcoming Events


Textile-based architecture: Exploring the state of the art, 8 November, Brussels (BE)

Linked Data for Architecture and Construction (LDAC) 2017 Workshop, 13-15 November, Dijon (FR)

Delivering healthy and energy efficient buildings with EPBD, 14 November, Brussels (BE)

ISOBIO Workshop ‘Eco-materials for low carbon construction’, 21 November, Madrid (ES)

European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference, 29-30 November, Budapest (HU)


Introduction to this issue


This newsletter contains a selection of information dedicated to Research & Innovation for the Construction & Built Environment sector. Access all the news published on ECTP website here.

You are kindly invited to contribute by sending us proposals of news or events to ECTP Secretariat.


Thank you!
ECTP Secretariat


Mark your calendar


European Industry Day 2018, 22-23 February, Brussels (BE)