Dr Jan Wurm
Europe Research and Innovation Lead
Compared to other industries, the construction industry has the biggest need and potential to change.
Jan leads Research and Innovation in Europe and lead Foresight, Research and Innovation in Germany. Jan is committed to steer the transformation process so that we and our clients will benefit from the opportunities that this change is bringing. He guides our research efforts towards key challenges in the built environment that can be addressed by connecting our technical experts and business leaders with best-in-class academic and industrial partners.
As an architect, Jan have a deep understanding of construction systems and materials, as well as collaborative design and innovation processes. Jan is dedicated to delivering applied research in the field of sustainable building design through making and testing prototypes capturing the physical, digital and social dimensions of our work.
Jan has directed many successful product innovations together with industry partners. The BioBuild self-supporting façade panel project was awarded the JEC Innovation Award 2015. The Solar Leaf façade, an innovative façade system facilitating closed-loops, won the Zumtobel Group Award for Applied Innovations and the Detail Produktpreis 2015. The recently completed and award-winning Futurium Berlin showcases how innovation processes can be successfully applied to PPP projects.