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InnoChain Winter School at HENN architectural office Berlin

(lifePR) (München, ) HENN is pleased to report the recent hosting of the InnoChain Winter School at its Berlin offices. Early Stage Researchers and PhD candidates convened in the context of the European Research Network InnoChain in our Berlin office to discuss how their current research will shape the future of the construction industry. They were joined, in the framework of the Winter School, by experts in business and innovation development. The researchers and industrial partners of the InnoChain Network enjoyed a week of forward-looking conversations and valuable feedback exchanges. Interested members of the public were invited to attend the final two days of open sessions and visit the accompanying exhibition presenting all of the ongoing research projects.

The InnoChain ETN network is a shared research training environment aimed at examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture, enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. The network’s goal is to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers, encompassing a distinct industry focus, in order to effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment. Challenging the traditional thinking of design as a linear process of incremental refinement, InnoChain identifies three axes of design innovation potential, namely communication, simulation and materialization, manifesting themselves as distributed and interdisciplinary activities throughout the design chain.

With a core intersectoral focus, InnoChain connects “research in practice” with “research in academia”. The programme has assembled six internationally recognised academic research environments, each occupying a leading position in research into computational design in architecture and engineering, together with 14 pioneering industry innovation partners from architecture, engineering, design-software development and fabrication. This is the unique synthesis that has formed the basis for the establishing of a shared training platform for 15 Early Stage Researchers. The network creates a structured training programme focussed on the supervision of individual research projects, an intersectoral secondment programme, as well as collective research events, including workshop-seminars, colloquia and research courses. It provides a unique opportunity for young researchers to obtain new knowledge and skills, effectively positioning them by successfully combining strong innovative research practice with a critical industrial impact.

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