To support and advance interdisciplinary and inter-sector collaboration in building practice, the programme approach is to create an interdisciplinary research training environment with a structured secondment programme that allows young researchers to be part of and exposed to a multitude of different academic and industrial research cultures. The programme is interdisciplinary in two ways:

  • Through academic training activities that allow young researchers to skill up in both architectural and engineering fields.
  • Through the industry participation and secondment programme that include partners from the four fields of architecture, engineering, design software development and fabrication and which will expose researchers to the applied reality of situated research and development across the digital chain.

The two structures will give young researchers the opportunity to develop new skills that sit across architecture and engineering and to implement and test these in context with leading industry support.

The network training activities are central instruments in forming this platform. It is through training that ESRs are qualified, partners are assembled, exchange is created and synergy is achieved.

Interested external PhD students and junior researchers are encouraged to participate in the courses. Please contact us in advance for more information and registration here.


past events


Material Design Course at Fabricate 2017 conference

Material Design Course April 6-9, 2017 The Innochain Material design course will take place in the frame of the... read more


1st Year Colloquium & Research Exhibition_Probes

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First Year Colloquium and Research Exhibition „Design Probes“ in Vienna on March 7-8, 2017

The First Year Colloquium is a pinnacle event within the Innochain network, where all ESRs present and discuss their... read more


Project Management Course – 9.-11. January 2017

This Project Management Course will address the difficulties of organising and coordinating the every-day-work efficiently. It will focus on... read more


Methodology and Experiment

This Sci Course Methodology and experiment introduces ESRs to established research methodologies with a focus on experimentation and the... read more


Communicating Design

The workshop-seminar will explore the architectural potentia¬lof advanced timber constructions. We will get insights into cur¬rent practices and research... read more