IKON has been built to the highest standards of sustainable design and is a showcase for high-performance envelope design using 18 Kingspan products and systems. The building itself is a living research project, containing multiple IoT devices. Containing state-of-the-art prototype manufacturing, analytical laboratory, mechanical design, customer solution centre and research facilities, IKON will be home to a team of people dedicated to research and development in advanced material science, working closely with innovation teams in our businesses across the world. Through technology partnerships, we are aiming to have the world’s first level 5 maturity digital twin.
It will also be home to our Digital Team, which is dedicated to the future positioning of digitalisation within Kingspan, with a key focus on improving the customer experience. This team is also leading research into how we should bring more intelligence into our product set, making them ready for Industry 4.0, IOT and a ‘Model First” approach to the built environment.