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Germain has more than 30 years of academic, research and practice experience in the fields of Sustainable Architecture & Urban planning, R&D in Construction Technologies, and Innovation Ecosystems. Until very recently, and for the last 6 years, he has been Deputy General Director of NOBATEK/INEF4, the French National Institute for the Energy Transition in the Building Sector, while he was still coordinating several Horizon 2020 projects, like most recently Metabuilding and Metabuilding Labs. Following his coordination position in the latter, Germain is expected to have the managerial role in the new Metabuilding Association (HQ in Brussels) that will be the single-entry point of the Metabuilding Labs Open Innovation Test Bed while also providing the metabuilding.com Open Innovation digital platform to all EU Built Environment stakeholders. Germain has also been these years very active at the construction sector EU advocacy level, where he notably is, since 2015, a Steering Committee member of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) while also sitting on its Built Environment Decarbonization Committee Executive Board. He has also recently been appointed to sit on the External Advisory Board of Construct Innovate, Ireland’s National Research Centre for Construction Technology & Innovation.
Senior Project Manager
Alejandro is currently leading the Communication workload of the Metabuilding Labs Open Innovation Test Bed Horizon 2020 project. He has also been the Communication Work package leader in the recently finished Metabuilding H2020 project. In both related projects he promoted an innovative communication approach in the context of innovation ecosystems, the cascade communication, involving multiple relays from different stages of the network (EU, National, regional and cluster levels). Before joining the team, Alejandro developed an extensive architectural practice as project designer and construction manager in Argentina, Chile and Spain, including design and construction team management for the development of single-family homes, collective residential buildings, as well as private condominiums and urbanizations, mainly adopting integrated project delivery methods. Alejandro has later specialized in strategic marketing, product development, graphic design, packaging and communication materials production and management. He has also worked as a consultant for the energy sector and the cosmetic industry, creating and developing customized products for mass market and professional channels, providing support on product and brand marketing, as well as keeping constant public relations tracking with mass media, bloggers & influencers, to publicize products, generate news and media communication online & offline.
Asier joined the team after a successful experience in the Innovation & Technology Transfer Department at the French RTO NOBATEK/INEF4, where he provided support in Exploitation, Management and Communication activities in several Horizon 2020 projects (Nature4Cities, HyBuild, Geofit and Metabuilding). He notably helped the technical project managers in the definition of Key Exploitable Results and the elaboration of suitable business models. Ha also worked in finding new overseas markets for innovations in sustainable sanitation (from Innoqua Horizon 2020 project). Before reaching Europe, he was Chief Operating Officer in a family-run SME in the construction sector in Buenos Aires.