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


Applying Machine Learning for Real-time Structural Reinforcement

  Smart Geometry 2018: Machine Minds AI Strategies for Space Frame Structures Cluster     This project aims to... read more


Lecture at University of Bologna: Reversible self-formation process based on geometry-induced variable stiffness structures

On the 7th of June at 15:00 Efilena Baseta will present her research on ‘Reversible self-formation process based on... read more


Second Year Colloquium and Research Exhibition „Prototypes“ in Barcelona on February 12-14, 2018

On February 12-14,2018 the InnoChain Second Year Colloquium and Research Exhibition “Prototypes” will take place at COAC in Barcelona.... read more


Innochain Course: Intellectual Property and Law

Online Course For PhDs October 23 – November 8, 2017 This online course introduces participants to ways of creating... read more


Innochain Winter School October 2017

Innochain Winter School –  Drivers of Innovation, hosted by HENN, Berlin Date: October 12-13, 2017 Venue: HENN, Alexanderstraße 7,... read more


Workshop Seminar #2 – IAAC Barcelona 4. – 7. July 2017

Communicating, Simulating and Materialising Design July 4-7, 2017 Innochain will have a joint workshop-seminar from July at IAAC... read more