Innovandi stages first of a series of key second-half of 2020 events

Innovandi - the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN) - is this week staging the first of a series of events for the rest of the year to accelerate the development of research projects to lower the CO2 footprint of cement and concrete.
Quarry Products / September 17, 2020
By Guy Woodford
Innovandi - the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN) - is this week staging the first of a series of events for the rest of 2020. Pictured is cement in production. pic: Marian Mocanu ID 13681701 Dreamstime.com

The events follow the success of the Innovandi Kick-off Week in June 2020, its inaugural online meeting which attracted 654 attendees from five continents, with all 70 partners from industry and academia represented. 

Innovandi partner project online sessions are taking place this week (14th-18th September), showcasing Innovandi partner projects from academic institutions around the globe. These projects align with key themes directly relevant to the concrete and cement industry as it pushes towards its sustainability goals. The sessions aim to stimulate discussion between industry and academia and lay the groundwork for future collaboration. 

Innovandi Autumn Week will take place from 28th September – 1st October and will focus on developing core projects for launch. The projects, which are financed by Innovandi industrial partners, will be focussed on key topics agreed during a research road mapping exercise with industry leaders at the GCCA Annual Conference in Singapore on 10th October 2019.

2020 has seen 70 companies and institutes from around the globe become Innovandi partners. Combined, they bring a wealth of scientific knowledge and an extensive array of facilities to the network.

The GCCA is using new software to add some of the fun and social interaction of traditional meetings into the online event, while Innovandi project partners wait to meet face-to-face. 

Registration is open for Innovandi Autumn Week: https://gccassociation.org/innovandi/innovandi-events/

Initial Innovandi network companies include major global industry players such as Buzzi UNICEM, CarbonCure Technologies, Cementir Holding, Cementos Argos, Cementos Molins, Cementos Pacasmayo, Cementos Progreso S.A., CEMEX, CNBM, Chryso, CRH, Dalmia Cement, FLSmidth, GCP Applied Technologies, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua de CV (GCC), HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim, Mapei, Nesher Israel Enterprises, Refratechnik Cement, SCG Cement, Secil, SCG, Shree Cement, Sika Technology, Taiheiyo Cement, TITAN Cement, UltraTech Cement, Vicat, and Votorantim.

For more information on how to become an Innovandi partner, contact Dr Helen Murphy, general manager of Innovandi (GCCRN), at helen.murphy@gccassociation.org

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