BAUZ! Congress at the Vienna University of Technology


30. March 2023 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Technischen Universität Wien, Campus Getreidemarkt
Getreidemarkt 1040 Wien Österreich
Susanne Formanek

Cross-industry innovations in the construction industry are possible with the new Metabuilding platform!

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (following the workshop RENOWAVE.AT).

WHERE: HYBRID- on site at the

  • Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt campus, BA building (plus-energy office tower), seminar room BA 10A
  • Online: Here you will find the teams link: Please click here to enter the event

WHAT: Presentation of the new innovation platform, international funding opportunities, the international network and the winners of the innovation awards from 6 countries. 

As part of the congress for sustainable building BAUZ! BauZ! 2023 – BauZ! this workshop is dedicated to the presentation of a new international digital open innovation platform: the European innovation platform METABUILDING. In addition, international opportunities, funding opportunities and networks are presented.

Aimed at stakeholders of the wider construction sector, the metabuilding platform assists in finding available funding for SME innovation, innovative technologies and virtually showcases SME products/services, brings together partners for joint projects and offers the opportunity to enter new markets to reach.

The special thing about the platform: the linking of innovators in construction and the 4 emerging industrial sectors:

  • recycling and circular economy,
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing,
  • nature-based solutions
  • digital industry.

In the workshop you will get to know new opportunities for your future developments, innovation opportunities, partner search and funding opportunities as well as networks such as innovation labs and Austrian clusters or associations.

Innovation projects, winning projects from the international GROW/HARVEST call are presented with the focus on: what do international innovation projects achieve?

International guests will be able to participate online.

Participation in this workshop is free of charge. However, the number of places available is limited. Please find the registration link below.

The event is organized as part of the METABUILDING project , together with Bauz!2023 Austrian Institute of Technology AIT, the innovation labs Digital sucht Stadt and RENOWAVE.AT, and the international umbrella organization European Federation of Green Roof Association EFB .




4:00 pm Welcome – Innovation Laboratory GRÜNSTATTGRAU Susanne Formanek

16:05 New networks and opportunities:
– Innovation platform such as Innovation LABs in Austria – Susanne Formanek, RENOWAVE and GRÜNSTATTGRAU
– Possibilities of the innovation platform Metabuilding
Metabuilding LABS Matej Banozic AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Metabuilding platform – Let’s start with the new international platform Metabuilding! Claudia HUNZIKER (NOBATEK/INEF4)
– European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations – EFB – Activities in NBS sector and Austrian role, DUSTY GEDGE (President), Tetiana Konchenko (Secretary General)
– Activities ECTP– The European Technology Platform for Construction, the Built Environment and Energy Efficient Building (ECTP) and Built4People: ECTP – Alain Zarli

16:50 New international financing options: Horizon Europe and new joint platform Austria – Siegfried Loicht (NKS Europa Cluster 5, FFG )

17:00 – Success Stories from the Metabuilding Network – Winners of the SEED/GROW/HARVEST from Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain

from Austria: Digital finds the city

5.30 p.m. Closing of the event, open end, further exchange is possible, on site, online or via whiteboard


The construction sector needs to challenge its usual practices and innovate faster than ever.

To this end, METABUILDING, an EU-funded H2020 project, has developed an innovation ecosystem that brings together stakeholders from the construction sector and four emerging industrial sectors: recycling and circular economy, additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions and digital industry.