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As part of the Interreg Sudoe SUDOKET project, the 2nd CRAKETIB (Conference on Research and Application of Key Enabling Technologies for Innovative Buildings) took place on April 20 and 21, via videoconference.

This conference, moderated by Alvaro Luna of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), kicked off on April 20 with a presentation by Onyx Solar (Tomás del Caño) and was followed by four more interventions by SUDOKET project partners on pilot demonstration facilities based on KETs for Innovative Buildings.


First, the demonstrator "KET SUPPLY - Solar Supply Systems" was presented by S. Bouchackour (CDER), A. Luna and J. Castro (UPC), followed by "KET MATERIALS - Advanced Construction Materials and Systems" by A. Corredera (CARTIF), F. Rebelo and R. Vicente (University of Aveiro). The third demonstrator “KET OPERATION - Intelligent EI Management) was made known by J.M. Lourenço (LNEG), Jorge Facão (LNEG) and Daniel Aelenei (NOVA School of Science and Technology) and, finally, the “KET STORAGE - Systems of Thermal Energy Storage” was presented by Z. Aketouane (Nobatek/INEF4) and Asier Sanz (Tecnalia).

This first day also featured an Industrial Workshop where solutions from some companies were disclosed, such as “Cleanwatts - the path to carbon neutrality” presented by J. Basilio Simões and Luisa Matos of Virtual Power Solutions, “Senergyforce - the efficient solar facade” by A. Teixeira of AT Solar, the “Hybrid Control Applications for Energy Management in Buildings” by J. Álvarez of GPTech and the “Data Analysis Applied to Energy Management in Buildings” by X. Cipriano from BeeData .

The second and last day of the CRAKETIB conference was composed by a Scientific Seminar, in which results and R&D projects were presented, such as “Intelligent glass for energy efficient buildings" by M. Manca (Leitat), or the case of ”Innovative materials for curtain wall solutions" by J. Corker (Pedro Nunes Institute), followed by presentations on “Thermal comfort and implications of energy efficiency in service buildings” by N. Forcada (UPC) and on “Thermal insulation in prefabrication” by L. Gil (UPC).

You can watch the Conference and the Industrial Workshop HERE and the Scientific Seminar HERE.


The research project SUDOKET - Mapping, consolidation and dissemination of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) for the construction sector in the SUDOE space is funded by the INTERREG SUDOE program, is coordinated by Fundación Universidad Loyola Andalucía and has the following partners: Fundación CARTIF, Fundación CIRCE, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, TECNALIA, CTA, NOBATEK/INEF4, LNEG, Sustainable Habitat Cluster, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, Cluster Odéys and the University of Aveiro.

This project aims to contribute to the growth and technological leadership of Europe in the “Innovative Buildings” sector, through the promotion of solutions based on key enabling technologies (KETs - Key Enabling Technologies), developed by companies and/or other entities.

Get to know the project HERE.