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InnoRenew CoE hosted a delegation from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH)

Dr. Jakub Sandak, InnoRenew CoE’s Deputy director, welcomed in the InnoRenew CoE building, a delegation of vice-rectors, deans and directors from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH), Lithuania. Guests were welcomed also by Dr. Michael Mrissa, Vice-Rector for Internationalisation at University of Primorska.


Dr. Jakub Sandak presented to them the main research activities of InnoRenew CoE and focused on the project Dendro-spec in which the InnoRenew CoE team is developing a novel and low-cost method for rapid phenotyping of wood properties by means of near infrared spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging.

Following, Eva Prelovšek Niemelä presented the construction process of building the largest wooden building in Slovenia, Dr. Anna Sandak spoke about Archi-skin project, which was awarded with the ERC funding, and Dr. Rok Prislan presented the collaboration between Slovenian and Austrian research institutes and faculties within the Engineered wood composites with enhanced impact sound insulation performance to improve human well being (IRIS) project.

Later, Dr. Jakub Sandak toured the delegation through InnoRenew CoE’s research laboratories and presented the state-of-the-art equipment.

Prof. Dr. Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska’s rector, also attended the meeting and presented some of the main activities of the University and led the discussion about possible future collaborations. The discussion was attended also by other leadership representatives from the University of Primorska.


The main objective of the visit was to meet with colleagues from different departments and to explore possible areas of collaboration with the InnoRenew CoE and University of Primorska.