Sep 11 – 12, 2024
InnoRenew CoE building
Europe/Ljubljana timezone

The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2024 will provide a forum to explore renewable materials and their use for creating healthy, sustainable buildings during different thematic sessions related to:

  • Advanced manufacturing for the future of built environment
  • Fire safety in wooden buildings
  • Design for human well-being
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency of buildings
  • Innovative IT solutions for building excellence
  • Buildings skin
  • New European Bauhaus for advancing the built environment


IRIC2024 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.


In-person event | Call for abstracts is open now!

Keynote speaker

TED speaker Pablo van der Lugt (PhD, MSc Eng) is a passionate advocate of high performance bio-based materials. In the vision of van der Lugt in the essential transition towards a more circular economy there are tremendous opportunities for smart biobased materials, made from renewable resources such as mass timber (CLT, Glulam, LVL, etc), modified wood and engineered bamboo, to substitute carbon intensive, high performance materials from the techno-cycle such as metals, minerals and plastics (PVC).


Van der Lugt is the author of several books on sustainable building, including the international acclaimed Tomorrow's Timber (2020) and Booming Bamboo (2017), which details the latest developments in design and architecture using bamboo and (mass) timber. Van der Lugt has published extensively in both popular magazines as scientific journals and regularly provides (keynote) presentations on this topic to stakeholders and policy makers in the building industry, including the International Climate Conference in Paris, COP 21, COP 24 and COP 26.


At IRIC2024 he will speak about "The future is biobased – towards the next building revolution."

InnoRenew CoE building
Livade 6a 6310 Izola, Slovenia
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The call for abstracts is open
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Registration for this event is currently open.