Open innovation for sustainable buildings

About us

Produce and speed-up innovations for sustainable buildings

NOBATEK/INEF4 is a private applied research centre, French Institute for Energy and Environmental Transition in the Construction industry.

Our mission

Invent, develop and spread innovative and impactful solutions for the energy and environmental transition (energy efficiency and environmental sustainability) in the construction sector on both new developments and renovation projects.

Our Method: Open Innovation

“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows
of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand
the markets for external use of innovation, respectively.
This paradigm assumes that firms can and should use external
ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market,
as they look to advance their technology.” (Henry Chesbrough,
professor and director of the Open Innovation Centre at UC Berkeley).

This model is built on sharing and cooperation between businesses in trusting and open exchanges.

What we do

Drive innovation from ideas to market implementation. Together, our teams of researchers and engineers imagine innovative products and solutions that will improve the energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings and neighbourhoods, and make them a reality.

Our Sectors of Activity

  • Energy efficiency and green construction
  • Technology for the construction and renovation of buildings
  • Industrialization of building sites and large-scale renovation
  • Solutions for resilient and sustainable residential development
  • The user at the forefront of the design/production of the built-up environment
  • Zero-Impact and Regenerative approaches to construction.