- Action type: Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) - HORIZON-CL5-2021-D4-02-03
- Opening date: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
- Closing date: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
- Budget per project: € 1 000 000 of total € 1 000 000
- Estimated number of projects funded: 1
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Full title: Strengthening European coordination and exchange for innovation uptake towards sustainability, quality, circularity and social inclusion in the built environment as a contribution to the new European Bauhaus (Built4People)
The proposal should:
- Develop business models to ensure co-financing options to foster innovation for sustainability, style, accessibility and quality of the built environment;
- Support the creation and operation of whole value chain Innovation Clusters linked to the ‘Built4People’ (B4P) partnership (People-centric sustainable built environment174).
- Link up the concept of whole value chain Innovation Clusters with regional/national innovation hubs and clusters, and, to relevant pilot projects of the New European Bauhaus, seeking to improve collaboration between those;
- Combine specialisation and advanced expertise with multi-disciplinary knowledge forcross-border value chains and offer the best possible R&I support to all actors of the European built environment ecosystem in particular for SMEs and mid-caps, as well as their stakeholders and clients;
- Put in place a long-term and multi-disciplinary network structure for those Innovation Clusters, along with an appropriate governance, to focus and nurture public investments that would serve several regions of Europe;
- Organise supporting dissemination actions, including workshops, conferences, peer learning activities involving final end-users and relevant experts (e.g. accessibility), industrial fora, dissemination material, etc. and develop an organisation and business model for an effective collaboration among these Innovation Clusters, including after the end of the grant;
- Seek to cooperate with other coordination actions designed to support the New European Bauhaus, for instance in relation to education and dissemination, in the scope of Horizon Europe175 and beyond;
- Cooperate closely with the leading partners of the B4P partnership.
Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
- Increased uptake of innovative solutions for a sustainable, digitalised, human-centric and inclusive, quality built environment, following circularity principles across the value chain;
- Intensified, cross-sectorial and interdisciplinary peer-learning from front runners;
- Increased awareness on benefits from technological and non-technological (social, cultural) innovation and the synergetic cross-border cooperation in the built environment sector, with due consideration of all relevant aspects such as sustainability, energy and resource efficiency, life-cycle perspective, digitalisation, inclusion and accessibility;
- (In line with the New European Bauhaus) better acknowledgement and integration of quality architecture and design principles, blending design and sustainability in innovative solutions to improve sustainability of the built environment, including, if appropriate, cultural heritage, also ensuring compliance with the principles of circular economy, with due consideration of relevant aspects such as style, human-centric inclusivity and accessibility for persons with disabilities;
- Improved visibility, more systematic adoption (including by users of the built environment) and uptake of innovative results, including from EU funded projects, in the field of sustainable built environment;
- Strengthened, long-lasting and multi-disciplinary networking in the field of innovative sustainable built environment;
- Scaled-up co-financing of innovation in the field of innovative sustainable built environment.
This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership on ‘People-centric, Sustainable Built Environment’ (Built4People).
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