The Innotransfer open innovation programme launches this third edition in 2021 with a series of specific webinars about different approaches in the sustainable habitat sector. These technical encounters intend to make the innovation opportunities detected by Espaitec, the Science and Technology Park of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) visible in different habitat and sustainability areas, such as clean energies in building, smart houses, and sustainable design and architecture, by paying special attention to the conclusions of AVI’s Strategic Committee of Innovation Specialised in Sustainable Habitat.

On 22 June, the first of three scheduled webinars will be held, «Energy transition in the sustainable habitat», which will look closely at energy transition in manufacturing building materials with green hydrogen as a key future energy resource. Applied innovation projects will also be presented a successful business growth. Companies, technology institutes and research groups will present new developments to set up solutions in the sustainable habitat field.

The following will participate as speakers: José Vicente Tomás, the CEO of Kerajet; Carlos Cabrera, the CEO of Ceracasa; Sixto Giménez and José Mata from the UJI research group of the Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM); Jorge Corrales, an architect from the habitat area of the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC-AICE). This virtual event will be a day for revitalisation towards and reflecting on implementing more sustainable building materials and systems. It emphasises using clean energies to produce building materials.

This webinar will end by presenting the sustainable habitat challenges platform on which companies and organisations from the Valencian Community will be able to post the specific challenges that they face in the sustainable habitat area, and for research personnel from Valencian public universities to contribute solutions for these challenges and requirements. This will promote cooperation between the scientific and industrial fields by facilitating contacts and knowledge for both parties by means of challenges-solution dynamics.


The Innotransfer forum is a multisectorial open innovation and collective management initiative that aims to promote the knowledge and technology transfer developed by the Science and Technology Parks in the Valencian Community for the business ecosystem in this region in key economic sectors like Automotive and Sustainable Mobility, Agro-Food, Sustainable Habitat, Health and Enabling Technologies.

The main business associations, Valencian public universities and the Network of Technology Institutes REDIT participate in the Innotransfer Forum, which is financed by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI). This initiative aims to promote dialogue between researchers and firms from the Valencian Community by the catalysing action of the intermediate structures of both the public-private research ecosystem and the Valencian business ecosystem.