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». 

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/ 

The first call of «seed call» is already open. SMEs will be able to apply from 15 December 2020 to 26 February 2021, the announcement of the results will be on Friday, March 26, 2021.

The second seed call will be in the second half of 2021.

In this first call, funding vouchers of up to €5,000 will be 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.

Those interested in applying for this call may register at https://www.metabuilding.com/login/ 

The services that qualify for receiving financial support are: 

  • Innovation mentoring 
  • IPR analysis 
  • Technical analysis and assistance 
  • Identification of partners or innovative technologies 
  • Due diligence on potential partners or innovative technologies 
  • Elaboration of cross-sectoral business models/plans 
  • Elaboration of market studies 

If you have any question please contact us at helpdesk-spain@metabuilding.com

“Grow and Harvest”

This call is scheduled for May 2021. This call will finance collaborative projects with 55,000 per project.  The aim of this funding is to develop collaborative projects between two or more SMEs in the construction sector. Specifically, in the fields of additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions, digital industry and circularity & recycling. Estimated length of the projects is 6 months. 

You can find more information in the following link: Coming soon 

Plataforma Digital

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.