METAclustered, SME oriented European Open Innovation Test Bed for the BUILDING envelope materials industrial sector using a harmonised and upgraded technical framework and living LABS
Programme: H2020. European Commission.
METABUILDING LABS is a five-year Horizon 2020 EU-funded Innovation project whose main intention is to contribute to reach the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) goal of “nearly-zero energy, zero emission buildings”.
A large consortium of 40 partners from 13 European countries have joined forces to provide European SMEs from the construction sector with easy access to a wide network of high value testing facilities allowing them to develop and test innovative envelope solutions for next generation buildings. These testing facilities will be provided by:
Research & Technology Organisations(RTOs).
Social Housing Buildings.
The METABUILDING LABS network of testing facilities will extend across the following countries: AUSTRIA · BELGIUM · FRANCE · GERMANY · HUNGARY · IRELAND · ITALY · LUXEMBOURG · POLAND · SPAIN · SWEDEN · TURKEY.
METABUILDING LABS project reaches out to SMEs and provides them with access to Open Innovation Testbeds (OITB) as part of a wider innovation support ecosystem, which will be of high value and tailored to their needs. Some SMEs, representing the main targeted stakeholder group, form part of the project consortium to collaborate in the specification and development of the OITB and its services, and to “test drive” their innovations. The OITB will help to accelerate SME innovation and allow SMEs to become competitive against big industry players.
Currently ongoing project.
This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement Nº 953193.