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InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2022

About the conference

The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2022, Rethinking buildings and materials for a sustainable future, will provide a forum to explore renewable materials and their use for creating healthy, sustainable buildings during four thematic sessions: 

  • Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient materials and practices to improve the built environment 

Material processing and product design improvements for all stages of a building’s lifecycle to reduce harm and increase efficiency. 

  • State-of-the-art solutions for building design and assessment 

Technologies for building design optimization, sustainable construction management and service life monitoring, including building information modeling (BIM), digital twin, sensor technologies, internet of things (IoT), life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC). 

  • Built environments for well-being 

Materials, designs, technologies and promotional activities to improve physical and mental well-being. 

  • Bridging the gap between research and society 

Interdisciplinary research, case studies, knowledge transfer, acceptance studies, industry implementation, policymaking, communication strategies, and everything in between that forms practices to take society towards a sustainable future.  

A special workshop in the framework of the European Year of Youth entitled “Wood material flows modelling: issues, challenges, and a better future for our youth” will be organized.

Additionally there will be also a wokrshop about Renewable material composite preparation, in the framwrk of the MSCA project.

IRIC2022 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. 

IRIC2022 agenda



Book of Abstracts

IRIC2022 Book of Abstracts

Important dates 

31 August 2022  Abstract submission deadline 
1 November 2022 Registration deadline 
4 November 2022  Payment deadline 
17–18 November 2022  InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2022


Call for abstracts 

IRIC2022 welcomes 300-word abstracts for presentations in four thematic areas: 

  • Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient materials and practices to improve the built environment 
  • State-of-the-art solutions for building design and assessment 
  • Built environments for well-being 
  • Bridging the gap between research and society  

 Please follow the IRIC2022 abstract template and submit through the conference portal.   

 Abstract submission closes on 31 August 2022. 

Keynote speaker 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thomas Brudermann  

Thomas Brudermann is an associate professor at the University of Graz. He works in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability and innovation research, focusing on decision-making related to sustainability transitions and climate psychology. He holds a master’s degree in informatics and a doctoral degree in psychology. 

Thomas also works with national and international research institutions, including the International Institute for Applied System Analysis, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the University of Klagenfurt. He was a visiting researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan and a visiting faculty member at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. 


InnoRenew CoE will host IRIC2022 at its new building in Izola, Slovenia.  

Livade 6a, 6310 Izola, Slovenia 



Full registration: €150  

Student registration: €75  

Conference dinner: €60 

All prices includes VAT. 

Registration will be open until 1 November 2022, 23:59 CEST. 


Payment must be made by bank transfer to the InnoRenew CoE bank account. A copy of the transfer receipt must be attached to the registration form.  

ACCOUNT HOLDER: InnoRenew CoE / Livade 6a, SI-6310 Izola, Slovenia 

BANK: NLB d.d. / Trg republike 2, 1520 Ljubljana, Slovenia 


IBAN: SI56029220262173147 


Enter “InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2022” in the remarks field, and include the following information: 

  • Participant name 
  • Participant surname 
  • Address for issuing/receiving invoice (it can be either a personal or institutional address, but if the invoice is issued to an institution, include the institution’s tax number) 

 The payment deadline is 4 November 2022, 23:59 CEST. 

An invoice will be provided after the conference.  

Accommodations and travel 

Hotels in Izola:

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

Hotel Haliaetum: Morova ulica 6a, 6310 Izola 

San Simon Resort: Izola (multiple locations) 

Hotel Delfin: Tomažičeva 10, 6310 Izola 

Hotel Marina: Veliki trg 11, 6310 Izola 

Hotel Keltika: Cesta v Jagodje 1, 6310 Izola  

DeGrassi Boutique Garni Hotel: Drevored 1.maja 9, 6310 Izola 


Trieste Airport (TRS), 55-minute drive from Izola 

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

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

Treviso Airport (TSF), 2-hour drive from Izola 

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

Shuttle service: 

The easiest way to travel to Izola from the airports above is to take a shuttle service like GoOpti transport. Reservation 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, public transportation is available to move around the city. 

You can travel by train from most European countries via connection to Koper (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy) or Ljubljana (Slovenia). From these locations, you need a bus transfer or other transport to reach Izola. 

Conference sponsors

Would you like to increase your visibility within the interdisciplinary field of renewable materials for healthy built environments? Become an IRIC2022 sponsor.

Contact us at for more details. 

Scientific committee 

Richard Acquah, Mateja Erce, Niki Hrovatin, Albert Kravos, Dean Lipovac, Han Lei, Sasikala Perumal, Faksawat Poohphajai, Lea Primožič, Nežka Sajinčič 

Organizing committee

Elizabeth Dickinson, Gertrud Fabian, Lea Primožič, Amy Simmons 

Conference organizers


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

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