Jan Wurm

Leader Research & Innovation Europe, Arup Germany

Compared to other industries, the construction industry has the biggest need and potential to change. As Europe Research and Innovation leader, I am committed to steer the transformation process so that our clients will benefit from arising opportunities. Together with my team I focus on research that addresses the key challenges in the built environment and connect our technical experts and business leaders with best-in-class academic and industrial partners.

With a deep understanding of construction systems and materials, as well as collaborative design and innovation processes, I am dedicated to delivering innovative solutions in the field of sustainable building design through making and testing prototypes capturing the physical, digital and social dimensions of our work.

Together with industry partners I have developed many successful product innovations including the BioBuild self-supporting façade panel - which won the JEC Innovation Award 2015 - and the SolarLeaf façade - an innovative façade system facilitating closed-loops - which was awarded the Zumtobel Group Award for Applied Innovations 2014 and the Detail Produktpreis 2015.

Find out more about Research & Innovation at Arup.