This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 873964
The European construction industry needs to improve the innovation of its SMEs in order to extend its value chain and integrate new dynamic industrial sectors.
To achieve critical mass and promote internationalisation, the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) has initiated a synergy with the ICT, additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions and recycling industrial sectors.
The EU-funded METABUILDING project will complete a sustainable and expandable synergistic innovation ecosystem to reach clusters and their SMEs in their business environment.
This advanced ecosystem will be supported by an open-innovation digital platform to build and sustain the rise of new cross-sectoral, cross-border industrial value chains delivering a metaclustering process.
The project will advise and technically support SMEs and perform several cascade funding mechanisms in six EU countries: Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Portugal.
The EU construction industry is challenged to boost innovation of SMEs (99% of companies) inside a traditional sector, to expand its value chain and integrate new dynamic industrial sectors.
The European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) is joining efforts with 4 industrial sectors: ICT, Additive Manufacturing, Nature Based Solutions, and the Recycling industry, to underpin and fuel the emergence of new cross-sectoral, cross-border industrial value chains, delivering a metaclustering process to achieve critical mass and boost internationalisation.
To reach Clusters and their SMEs in their business environment, METABUILDING will achieve a sustainable and expandable collaborative innovation ecosystem backed by an open innovation digital platform performing 6 main functions:
- Cross-sectoral/border Digital Marketplace;
- interactive Knowledge Repository;
- Industrial commons database with technology assets from EU funded R&D,
- Business Strategy resourcing,
- Innovation Funding Scaling knowledge support and
- Metaclustering Network Management.
MB will nurture, mentor and technically assist SMEs and implement several cascade funding mechanisms, achieve at least 140 cross-sectoral, cross-border challenge-based SME-led innovation ideas/projects coming from regional clusters in 6 target countries: Austria, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Hungary.
- EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
- EUROPAISCHE FODERATION BAUWERKSBEGRUNUNGSVERBANDE - EFB
- FUNDACION IDONIAL
- BUNDESINNUNG BAU
- FUNDACION PLATAFORMA TECNOLOGICA ESPANOLA DE LA CONSTRUCCION
- PTPC - PLATAFORMA TECNOLOGICA PORTU
Start date: 1 May 2020 - End date: 30 April 2023