Metabuilding

Proyecto

Metabuilding project

METAclustering for cross-sectoral and cross-border innovation ecosystem BUILDING for the European Construction, Additive Manufacturing and Nature-Based Solutions industrial sectors’ SMEs 

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 consortium consists of 15 institutions from 9 countries representing the key sectors: additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions, digital industry and circularity & recycling. The consortium includes national platforms and other stakeholders representing the construction sector and actively engaged in bringing innovation to the traditional built environment. 

The METABUILDING consortium

The consortium consists of 15 institutions from 9 countries representing the key sectors: additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions, digital industry and circularity & recycling. The consortium includes national platforms and other stakeholders representing the construction sector and actively engaged in bringing innovation to the traditional built environment. 

More information about Metabuilding project: https://www.metabuilding.com/about/ 

Cascade funding

Cascade funding, also known as financial support to third parties (FSTP), is a mechanism used in the European Commission to distribute public funding to SMEs or start-ups.  

This funding system aims to simplify administrative procedures, creating a user-friendly application system for SMEs, so that they have the possibility of receiving funding individually without having to participate in large projects.  

“The Metabuilding project, with a budget of more than 5 million euros, aims to distribute funding among SMEs through three different calls: «Seed call», «Grow», «Harvest»” por esta “The Metabuilding project, with a budget of more than 5 million euros, aims to distribute funding among SMEs through two different calls: «Seed call», and «Grow and Harvest call»”

In the following link your will find all the information regarding funding opportunities in Metabuilding: 

https://www.metabuilding.com/innovation-funding/ 

“Seed Call”

In the following link your will find all the information regarding funding opportunities in Metabuilding: 

https://www.metabuilding.com/innovation-funding/ 

Both rounds of Seed Call have already closed.

Innovation vouchers of up to €5,000 have been provided to SMEs whose projects are applicable to the field of construction. The purpose of this funding voucher is to assess the feasibility of the ideas and opportunities for innovation.

The services that qualified for receiving financial support are:

  • Legal assistance and patent search
  • Technical analysis and assistance
  • Elaboration of market studies and business models

If you have any question, please contact us at helpdesk-spain@metabuilding.com or paula.menendez@plataformaptec.es

“Grow and Harvest”

Both rounds of Grow & Harvest call have already closed. In fact, the evaluation process of the 2nd Grow and Harvest starts in a few days, and the awardees will be communicated in July 2022.

The GROW/HARVEST call aims at stimulating the cross-sectoral collaboration of SMEs in the framework of innovative projects with a grant of maximum 60.000 EUR per project. The collaborative projects should serve as a basis to help SMEs to learn from what is going on in other sectors and use knowledge, expertise and technology assets from other sectors to increase their performance and productivity.

Furthermore, the GROW/HARVEST call intends to stimulate EU-wide collaboration of SMEs to allow them to detect market opportunities and establish partnerships that they are not naturally prone to look for. The evaluation criteria of the call are therefore set-up to clearly favor proposals with a cross-border approach.

You can find more information in the following link: Grow Harvest Call – METABUILDING

METABUILDING PLATFORM

The Metabuilding consortium has created a digital platform that will support SMEs and other entities to participate in the European innovation environment. 

On this platform SMEs will be able to find the following services:

  • Access Innovation Funding: 
    • Learn about available innovation funding opportunities and other financial support mechanisms. 
  • Find Innovative Technologies:  
    • Discover innovative technologies that are waiting to be deployed. 
  • Matchmaking: 
    • Team-up with new business partners, potential customers and other innovation stakeholders. Discover others ready to collaborate on a new projects and funding applications. 
  • Get Innovation Support:  
    • Find experts that can provide technical, business and intellectual property support for your innovation project. Including: feasibility and market studies, risk analysis, and many more. 
  • Test Your Innovation: 
    • Gain easy access to testing facilities, knowledgeable experts and living labs to test your innovation and accelerate its route to market.
  • Locate New Markets:
    • Locate new markets for your products and services across Europe. Widen your  existing markets and find new easy to access opportunities.
  • Technology Marketplace:
    • Find out what technologies and services are on the market and directly contact providers. Or why not showcase your market ready products and services? 

You can find access to the platform in the following link: https://www.metabuilding.com/digital-tools/ 

From PTEC we recommend to all companies that participate on R&D&I activities to register on the digital platform in order to gain access and visibility in the  innovation environment offered by Metabuildign.