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Cocoboards: Intercultural Cooperation and Development


In search of inexpensive building materials for the Philippines, researchers have developed an environmentally friendly technology to produce construction panels made of crop residue from the coconut harvest. An example for sustainable intercultural cooperation. 

Date and Time
12 May 2017

Bern University of Applied Sciences
BFH Cooperation and Development
Solothurnstrasse 102, Biel


10h00Welcome coffee
10h15Global Context and Scientific Approach
Frédéric Pichelin, Head of Institute for Materials and Wood Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences
10h45Cocoboards: Technology Development, Transfer and Upscaling
Sauro Bianchi, Bern University of Applied Sciences
11h15Cooperation Beyond Scientific Networks
Ueli Jezler, Deputy Head of Center for Development and Cooperation, Bern University of Applied Sciences
11h45Laboratory Visit
12h30Networking Lunch



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