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InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2021

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About the conference

The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2021, “Healthy and Sustainable Renovation with Renewable Materials” will provide a forum to explore renewable materials and their use for creating healthy, sustainable buildings. 

The conference is an opportunity to share and discuss emerging science and innovations in renewable materials that can be used in the built environment to enhance human and environmental well-being. 

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Important dates

1 Feb 2021, 23:59 CEST Abstract submission deadline
10 May 2021,  23:59 CEST Registration deadline
10-11 June 2021 The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2021


Call for abstracts

 300-word abstracts for presentations in four thematic areas will be accepted until 1 February 2021.

Health and Well-being
Human factors evaluation and assessment for indoor safety, ergonomics, and comfort across the lifespan

Engineering and Design
Architectural and materials technology for structural integrity, energy efficiency, service life extension, and Life Cycle Thinking

Cultural Heritage
Preservation, restoration, and resilience

Information Technology
Integration for building and materials design, monitoring, and assessment

Please use the abstract template to format your abstract. Submit your abstract for consideration.

Keynote speaker

The keynote speaker will be announced soon.


The conference will be held in Izola, Slovenia. The venue will be confirmed soon.

olive trees on a terrace overlook the Adriatic Sea and Izola, Slovenia


Registration will be open until 10 May 2021,  23:59 CEST.

Full in-person: €100
Student in-person: €75
Online only: €50


Full in-person: €100
Student in-person: €75
Online only: €50

Payment must be made by bank transfer to the InnoRenew CoE bank account, and a copy of the transfer receipt must be attached to your registration form.

ACCOUNT HOLDER: InnoRenew CoE / Livade 6, SI-6310 Izola, Slovenia
BANK: NLB d.d. / Trg republike 2, 1520 Ljubljana, Slovenia
IBAN: SI56029220262173147

Enter “InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2021” in the remark field, and include the following information:

Participant name
Participant surname
Address for issuing/receiving invoice
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–If the invoice is issued to an institution, include the institution’s tax number

In case of refund, also include the participant bank’s name, address, IBAN and SWIFT code.

Conference sponsors

Would you like to increase your visibility within the interdisciplinary field of renewable materials for healthy built environments? Become an IRIC2021 sponsor.

Contact us at for more details. 


Hotels in Izola

Hotel Belvedere (Cliff and Villa): Dobrava 1a, 6310 Izola

San Simon Resort: Izola (multiple locations)

Hotel Delfin: Tomažičeva 10, 6310 Izola

Hotel Marina: Veliki trg 11, 6310 Izola



Trieste Airport (TRS), 45 minute drive from Koper

Ljubljana Airport (LJU), 1 hour 20 minute drive from Koper

Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), 2 hour drive from Koper

Treviso Airport (TSF), 2 hour drive from Koper

Zagreb Airport (ZAG), 2 hour 30 minute drive from Koper

Shuttle service

The easiest way to travel to Izola from the airports above is to take a shuttle service like GoOpti transportReservation for transfer can be made directly to your hotel. Prices are lower if the shuttle is booked well in advance (1-2 months).

Bus or train

Travel by bus to Izola is possible. Once in Izola or Koper, public transportation is available to move around the city.

Scientific committee

Michael Burnard, Andreja KutnarDavid DeVallanceMiklós  KrészAnna Sandak, Iztok Šušteršič

 Conference organizers


The conference is organized by the InnoRenew CoE and the University of Primorska.

Contact information

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