Episode #7: Jonah Michiels

October 8, 2021

Jona is Innovation Manager at construction company Groep Van Roey. With 11 companies in this group, they are a specialist in total solutions for the construction sector, developing projects from start to finish. In addition, they are also one of the oldest companies in Belgium: Groep Van Roey was founded in 1760, which makes them 281 years old!

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The construction industry is a large, decentralised ecosystem in which every stakeholder has a say. If you want to introduce a new system or material, all those entities have an opinion. If one of them doesn't like it, it just doesn't happen. And that is certainly one of the biggest reasons why innovation in construction is so slow.

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