Past events

In 2015

Launch of Centre of Excellence - Brunel university

9-10/09/2015international conference/workshop at Grow2Build Centre of Excellence with a presentation of the project results (Brunel University, London, UK)

30/06/2015: workshop circular economy (Deventer)

30/06/2015 - inspiration sessions (Terneuzen)

21-24/06/2015: 1st International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

20/06/2015 Anniversary of CELABOR with a presentation of their activities (Verviers)

18/06/2015 - event on flax, hemp and the biobased economy (Deventer)

Verslag deelsessie 1: ketensamenwerking
Verslag deelsessie 2: biobased materialen in gebouwen
Verslag deelsessie 3:biobased materialen in infrastructuur 

Watch the related video summary on youtube. The full seminar can we watched on the grow2build youtube channel

13/06/2015 Workshop Hempcrete (Veurne)

12/06/2015 Workshop on Hemp Based Construction Materials in UK and EU (Brunel University, London)
Workshop poster
Meeting minutes

03/06/2015 – Biobased bouwen op de Floriade (Almere)

In 2016 the province of Flevoland (The Netherlands) is going to develop a workplace (‘atelier’) at the Floriade area (horticulture fair 2022). The ambition is to realise a building which is controversial from itself and will be an icon for bio based- and circular building. To generate ideas for this innovative building, Grow2Build has organised a workshop. During the workshop – at June 3rd 2015 in Almere – some 25 architects, builders and productdevelopers explored the possibilities on short and long term (now, new, next).
A report on this workshop (in Dutch) is available.

20-21/05/2015: 12th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (Wesseling, Germany)


09/05/2015 - workshop hemplime (Veurne)
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10/05/2015 - open days at CELABOR: see all the testing activities focusing in textile

31/03/2015 Collective brainstorm session Biobased Building and Health effects at Valthermond (NL)
During the event findings and experiences about impact of biobased buidling materials on indoor climate and health will be shared. White spots will be discussed and ideas to cover these white spots will be explored. The approach of the meeting is a collective brainstorm according the principles of a Group Decision Room (GDR-session).

19/03 Workshop on natural Fibre Insulation @ Brunel University, with presentation looking at the subject from different angles.
The workshop brought together EU and national representatives from industry, research and interested institutions, to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related with sustainable natural fibre insulation materials supply and use in UK and Europe.

10/03 Presentation on fibre crops @ Houthalen-Helchteren (Belgium)
Agropolis-Kinrooi is a agricultural business park, it is the breeding ground for innovative and environmentally conscious food cultivation.

26/02 - 08/03: Presence at Batibouw 2015
VIBE and Bas organised a permanent exhibition of flax and hemp building materials and different lectures about those materials.

27/02: Policy event
The Grow2Build partners hosted a policy event. Results, presentations and pictures can be found here.

15/02/2015 – workshop/presentation on the cleantech tomorrow event at Apeldoorn (NL)

In 2014

16/12: Biobased - C2C Construction (Venlo, The Netherlands)
Inspiration, information and innovation netwerking event.

12/12: Environmentally friendly materials? (Brussels, Belgium)
How do you evaluate building materials? Can you compare materials on a environmental basis?

08/11 - 09/11 Present @Hout en Groen wonen

01 - 02/11 Ecobouwers 2014

25 - 26/10 Present @ Transition activity 'op goede voet met de Aarde'

16/10/2014: Theme day about processing and refinement at Colijnsplaat, the Netherlands, with presence of the deputy of Economy

28/09/2014 Workshop Hemplime

18 - 19/09/2014 Science day at Aachen University


18/09 - Field trip Zeeland- meeting 


18/09 Conference on biobased materials (Holland)
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10/09 - Hemp harvesting fest - Almere

06/09 - Buurtvuur - Hempconcrete workshop in Antwerp

19/08 Harvesting demonstration

01/08 - 03/08 2014 Presentation G2B project at Dranouter festival

21/06 Presentation studies of biobased building products at Saxion University (Future forward Program)
Topics are Midstream proces development of flaxfibers for the use in composites by Ten Cate, Markteting plan for the new bio treated local timber (based on lineseed oil) of Regge Hout and Market research for bio-based doors.

11/06/2014 Urgenda tour (Zeeland -The Netherlands)

April 2014 - ... Presentation mobile unit at local Technical schools and fairs

 27/05/2014 Natural fibres for architects

 20/05/2014 Installement Professors at Saxion University

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Professors Jan de Wit and Mieke Oostra were installed at Saxion University of applied sciences in Enschede. Both professors participate on behalve of Saxion in Grow2Build. Jan de Wit focusses on biobased processing techniques and Mieke Oostra on the properties of biobased building materials. At the event in the Great Church in the old center of Enschede for an audience of colleagues, invited academics, professionals, entrepeneurs and local- and regional policy makers they addressed both the importance and opportunities of a biobased economy. Mieke specically addressed the role of Saxion in the Grow2build project. 


19/05/2014 Presentation prefab biobased Facade panel



 20/02/2014 - 02/03/2014: Batibouw 

Grow2Build presented itself on Belgians largest building fair, with our new mobile exhibition module.



In 2013:

19/12: Innovation workshop: opportunities biobased building, Venlo (The Netherlands)

Report (Dutch)


13/12: Resoc Netwerk event


 14/11/2013 - Journée Technique Grow2Build – Les matériaux de construction à base de Lin et de Chanvre – Bethune, France


 13/11: Ecobouwers


 06/10: Workshop ‘building with hemp & lime’ – Veurne, Belgium


19/09: Studytrip to a hemp farmer, a hemp- and flax processor and a hemp-lime construction site – different locations, Belgium


20/08: Demonstration of cultivation of a hempfield – Pittem, Belgium


2-3-4/08: Workshop ‘building with hemp & lime’ at a music festival – Dranouter, Belgium


27/04 Workshop Houthulst


29/01: Presentation project


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