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GPD 2017 E- book is on the way!

The 2017 electronic version of the GPD book is currently underproduction. We expect it to be ready during the month of August, 2017.  It will be available via this website and we will send an announcement when ready. In addition to the white industry papers, the book will contain the following • links to copies

GPD Step Change – who’s coming

Check out which teams are coming to Step Change to present their new disruptive tech to the glass industry! The Tampere Region Economic Development Agency, Tredea have let us use their platform Hackgo to present the startup-teams and their members. Please go check out the new “Who’s coming to Step Change”-section, now under the Hackgo-site!

Greater availability of material is opening up our world

James Carpenter, an artist, designer and founder of New-York-based James Carpenter Design Associates Inc., is one of key speakers at the opening ceremony of the 25-year anniversary GPD event this year.  At the event, James will be presenting an overview of the main technological developments in the industry over the past 25 years and share

GPD Step Change 2017 – LightGlass introduces a new technology to the smart glass market

Q: Can you introduce your  company, what you do, where you’re from and what phase you’re in now? LightGlass introduces a new technology to the smart glass market: self-illuminating glass. Our patented technology ALED provides high-quality daylight simulation for rooms with little or no access to natural daylight. It provides both high-end lighting and switchable

Great opportunity for new players

With 25 years behind GPD, Saverio Pasetto, Façade Technical Director at Skanska in the UK, is a strong supporter of the event and sees that it now offers a great opportunity to add new players who can add breadth and depth to the presentations and discussions. Saverio only started coming to GPD in 2013 when

GPD Step Change – Meet Israeli based nanotechnology startup Gauzy

Q: Can you introduce your company, what you do, where you’re from and what phase you’re in now. Gauzy is focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing liquid crystal materials, and patented controllers, which allow glass to switch from transparent to opaque on demand. LCG (liquid crystal glass) provides a unique added value to any space

Rising on the wings of global professionals

Rising on the wings of global professionals For the 2nd time ever, Glass Performance Days (GPD) will organize a High Rise Workshop on June 27 in Helsinki, Finland, together with the Glass Innovation Institute and Aalto University. This special workshop is open to all architects, designers and other professionals who aspire to be surrounded by

Time for a new generation to share our passion

Time for a new generation to share our passion Keith Boswell, Partner at SOM in San Francisco, started coming to GPD in 1997. Since then, he’s co-chaired the event four different times with Dr. Leon Jacob and has been an ambassador for both GPD as well as a strong advocate and participant for the High

GPD Step Change – Introducing NEXT Energy

Q: Can you introduce your company, what you do, where you’re from and what phase you’re in now. NEXT is a Santa-Barbara, CA company developing transparent energy harvesting window technology that allows architects and building owners to transform windows and glass facades into producers of low-cost, on-site, renewable energy for buildings.  NEXT’s technology is enabled