TIMBER, CONSTRUCTION & INTERIOR
A regional innovation ecosystem focusing on design to disassembly & deconstruction approaches to boost circular economy in construction & Interior, consisting of quadruple helix partners (Applied science/Research, Education/knowledge transfer, local government, regional government, SMEs, local entrepreneurs, artist & designers’ network)
Applied science/Research (FH Kuchl)
Education/knowledge transfer (ZSI)
Local government (all Hub partners)
Regional government (all Hub partners)
Local entrepreneurs (all Hub partners)
Artist & designers’ network (Creative Region Linz & Upper Austria / associated)
The TCI Hub is an open knowledge and networking platform (physical & digital) for the circular economy. We activate the innovation potential of companies and accompany them in the realisation of circular business models.
The TCI Hub follows a transdisciplinary approach concerning different scale levels e.g. materials/components/buildings & Products. All activities, services & tools are elaborated in a co-creation process, which is designed and facilitated by ZSI and carried out by all relevant Hub Partners. EcoDesign is one of the key enablers for circularity therefore a connection with design exhibition and awards (eg. OÖ Holzbaupreis & Austrian Interior Design Award) will be realised to set an incentive for all involved stakeholders. The hub refers to the Upper Austrian Smart Specialisation Strategy (#upperVISION2030) in the field of efficient and sustainable Industry and Production.
The main goal is the increase of local resource efficiency in the bio-based construction & interior sector, in order to create new material loops by rethinking value chains to foster the transformation into value networks developing new high-quality services, products & business models.
The hub shall demonstrate, that transdisciplinary cooperation accelerates the transformation towards a circular economy. In addition to the quadruple helix, we follow the quadruple feature approach to create affordable, liveable, sustainable & intelligent materials/components/buildings & products.
We want to draw end customer’s and producer’s attention on the importance of a strong and resilient, local value-added network.
CLUSTERS AND/OR VALUE
AEC (architecture/engineering & construction) Companies, Education, bio-based processing SMEs, entrepreneurs in construction & interior sector, arts and design partners, circular businesses.
Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria.
FOR ACTIVITIES/EXPERIMENTS/ACTIONS IN THE HUB
Education institutes, Arts School, research labs, DDD (Department of Disruptive Disciplines).
ACTIONS ORIENTED AND
PARTICIPATORY AND ENGAGEMENT
METHODS IN USE/TO BE USED
Co-creation as leading process to increase the commitment of all involved stakeholders.
PHASE OF THE HUB IN TERMS
OF INNOVATION LIFE CYCLE (INITIATIVE, GROWTH, MATURITY)
Cascadic value chain transformation into multi-level value networks providing different alternatives of material exploitation to create intelligent, sustainable, affordable, intelligent & liveable regions.