InfraCore® Institute

The InfraCore® Institute has been created as a virtual open innovation platform, to even better understand and explain scientifically the intrinsic behavior of the InfraCore® technology and oblique layered materials in general.

The InfraCore® Institute is based on a very close collaboration with universities and research institutes, such as University of Ghent, Technical University of Delft, Chalmers University, …

The InfraCore® institute also participates in research projects, as to get the technology accepted, approved and certified:

  • the SUREBridge-project is for example focusing on hybrid infrastructural applications, where FRP is combined with concrete and/or steel.  
  • the EU-project RAMSSES is focusing on approval and Class certification of large SOLAS FRP ship structures.

The InfraCore® institute is also refining and further optimizing the InfraCore® technology, thereby enabling even more product-market-combinations.


  • cost-effectiveness (industrialization/ automation, purchasing, operation
  • production: hollow structures, novel constituent combinations, …
  • connections & durable load transfer
  • functional integration & performance tuning
  • structural optimization, parametric design & option package generation (standardisation, esthetic, robustness, functionality)
  • damage tolerance & fail safety
  • structural health monitoring, diagnostics, …
    – containment and storage: fire, LNG, blast, shock, crash, …
    – certification, validation