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The InnoRenew CoE’s vision is to be a world leader in the application and implementation of renewable materials and sustainable building research. In doing so, the InnoRenew CoE will become a model for international research excellence, industrial outreach, and public engagement.

The mission of the InnoRenew CoE is to advance the state-of-the-art and achieve scientific and innovation excellence through interdisciplinary science.

Key research areas

Wood modification

Thermal, mechanical, and chemical treatment of wood to make it more durable and create more uses in different products and enable the use of wood beyond the traditional applications.

Restorative environmental and ergonomic design (REED)

A restorative design system to create ergonomic, accessible, adaptable, and sustainable buildings that create positive human health, environmental, and social impacts, with an emphasis on natural material use.

CoE’s core values

Inclusion & diversity

Inclusion and diversity create a culture that supports the development of ideas and people.

Sustainability

Sustainability for the environment, the economy, society, and the institute.

Integrity

Integrity in our actions to ensure respect and dignity for our employees, partners, and all members of society.

The pursuit of excellence

The pursuit of excellence in all InnoRenew CoE activities will bring the greatest benefit to society.

Barbara Rovere

Assistant Researcher and Project Manager

Kelly Peeters

RESEARCHER

Holger Militz

Global Experts

Callum Hill

Global Experts

Eric Hansen

Global Experts

Andreja Kutnar

Acting Director

Our founders

Organisational entities

Assembly of the Founders

The Founders of the InnoRenew CoE provide oversight of the Executive Board.

Executive Board

Regular guidance and oversight on strategic and investment issues.

Director

Day-to-day management, strategic planning, and implementation of organisational directives.

Acting Director, Andreja Kutnar

Council of Experts

Scientific advice and strategy development.

Living Laboratory

Bringing Academics, researchers, industry members, policy makers, and users together to generate and validate ideas.

More about Living Lab InnoRenew

Primary activities

  • M72.1 Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
  • M72.110 Research and experimental development on biotechnology
  • M72.19 Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
  • M72.200 Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities

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