The LIGHTCOCE project has disseminated its activity at the 7th edition of CERÁMICA INNOVA 2020

The Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC), as a participant in the European project LightCoce:Building an Ecosystem for the up-scaling of lightweight multi-functional concrete and ceramic materials and structures, has participated in the international Technological Forum CERÁMICA INNOVA.


CERAMICA INNOVA 2020 is an international meeting for commercial and technological cooperation between companies from the Habitat, Construction, Architecture and Ceramics sectors, held every two years simultaneously with CEVISAMA, and on this occasion in Pavilion No. 7 of the exhibition centre for Ceramic Machinery.


This Forum in 2020 took place at the stand of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for the Ceramic Industry (ASEBEC), with the participation of the Network of Technological Institutes of the Valencian Community (REDIT), the ITC itself and with the support of SEIMED, the Enterprise Europe Network. In addition to Lightcoce Project, presented through an oral communication in the workshop held on february 6th in Cerámica Innova, it should be noted that several studies developed by researchers from the ITC, companies and other research centres were disseminated, both through graphic materials, prototypes, demonstrators, etc., as well as in oral presentations. On this occasion, Ceramica Innova registered:

·      A total number of 70 participants 

·      56 participants for the February 5 Workshop

·      51 for the February 6 Workshop

·      31 scheduled meetings


LightCoce is supported with H2020 funds from the European Union and its  aims is offering an open access Ecosystem for upscaling and testing multifunctional lightweight concrete and ceramic materials through 5 upgraded Pilot Lines (PLs) (targeting to Concrete, Conventional and Advanced Ceramics), as well as characterisation facilities, process modelling, quality assurance and monitoring, and standardisation, safety and innovation management services that will be accessible to the interested customers at fair conditions and cost.

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is in charge of coordinating this project whose consortium is made up of 26 partners from 9 EU countries, representing 5 large companies, 8 research and technology organisations (RTOs), 12 small and medium enterprises and 1 association.