InCUBE brings together 23 high-profile partners and two affiliated entities from 7 European countries. The project is funded by the European Union’s ‘Horizon Europe Research & Innovation programme’.
Despite the high necessity for renovations in the built environment in Europe, the current progress falls below expectations. So far, the weighted annual energy renovation rate is as low as 1%. The reality is that renovation is held back by barriers at different points throughout the value chain – from the initial decision to renovate, to financing and project completion. On the upside, recent technological developments together with the EU’s ambition to place energy efficiency and renewability at the forefront of sustainable development, can set off the Renovation Wave, offering a great opportunity to make renovation a win-win for climate neutrality and equitable economic recovery.
InCUBE envisions to unlock the EU renovation wave through cutting-edge standardised and integrated processes based on industrialisation, innovative renewable energy technologies, digitalisation, and new market entrants. All while accounting for social inclusion, upskilling, and enhancement of women’s role in the construction industry. The InCUBE solutions will be demonstrated in 3 large-scale demo sites: Zaragoza (ES), Trento (IT) and Groningen (NL).
Trento is an Italian city located in the North-East of Italy, in the heart of the Italian Alps. Trento is the capital of the Autonomous Province of Trento and is known for its picturesque historic centre with ancient buildings. As of 2017 the city has over 117,000 inhabitants. The InCUBE demonstration site is located in the Santa Chiara District which lies in the South-East of the historic centre of Trento.
Zaragoza is a Spanish city located in the North-East of Spain. Zaragoza is the capital of the autonomous province of Zaragoza and is known for its folklore, local cuisine, and various landmarks and historic buildings. As of 2021 the city has over 675,000 inhabitants, and is thereby the fifth biggest city in Spain. The InCUBE demonstration site is located in the Balsas de Ebro Viejo District which lies in the North of the historic centre of Zaragoza.
Groningen is a Dutch city located in the north of The Netherlands. Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen and is known for its cultural centre, and historic buildings. Approximately 25% of the total population compromise of students which makes it the country’s demographically youngest city. As of 2021 the city has over 235,000 inhabitants, and is thereby the sixth largest city/municipality in The Netherlands. The InCUBE demonstration site is located near the historic centre of Groningen.