Innovators Meet Dragons

  Excellent write-up on our recent Innovators Meet Dragons Workshop in Construction News. The session funded by the BRE Trust demonstrates the sheer breadth of innovation happening in the built environment. All four technologies are at different stages of development and clearly illustrate all the many challenges that innovators face in getting their technologies from … Continue reading “Innovators Meet Dragons”

From Bridges to Robots – The Facility’s Innovation Journey

In our latest innovation interview, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we caught up with Oliver Schneider from innovation-led architectural practice The Facility. The Facility started in the early 1990s as a traditional architecture practice. Oliver’s passion for finding ways to do things differently has led him to take the practice in a different direction, … Continue reading “From Bridges to Robots – The Facility’s Innovation Journey”

When art and science combine Bio-Digital Cladding emerges

In the second in our series of innovator interviews, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we met up with Marco Poletto from ecoLogicStudio. Their Bio-Digital cladding system is a great illustration about how new building technologies can develop when art and science combine. ecoLogicStudio’s technology encapsulates algae micro-organisms within a custom-designed ETFE cladding system. Collaborating … Continue reading “When art and science combine Bio-Digital Cladding emerges”

What can we learn from successful innovators?

  In 2014 the BRE Innovation Network explored the process of innovation within the built environment. The series will look at solutions at different stages of the innovation cycle and learn from the people behind those innovations. Our first interview with magnetised flooring technology company IOBAC, explored how to commercialise an innovative solution that challenges … Continue reading “What can we learn from successful innovators?”

BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards

BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig scooped a top accolade at yesterday’s Green Apple Awards in Edinburgh which recognise, reward and promotes environmental best practice around the world At BRE Ravenscraig Innovation Park, we aim to blend science and technology with innovation and entrepreneurship, to develop solutions for existing and future buildings not only in Scotland … Continue reading “BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards”

IOBAC Interview – Collaboration and understanding your market the recipe for successful innovation

In the first of our series of six interviews looking at the innovation process we talked to Ian Spreadborough, MD of magnetised flooring company IOBAC. BRE first met IOBAC when the participated and won the Knowledge Transfer Network’s Innovation Zone at Ecobuild 2012. IOBAC’s technology takes standard forms of installing flooring and simplifies this into … Continue reading “IOBAC Interview – Collaboration and understanding your market the recipe for successful innovation”