EU Construction Open Innovation Test Beds (OITB) as drivers for SME product development

Open Innovation Test Bed (OITBs) are clusters of laboratories, testing infrastructure and innovation service providers that work collectively under a single entry point to facilitate SMEs in the development, TRL advancement and commercial scale up of innovation products and technologies. This workshop will bring together three OITBs funded under the Horizon call topic: DT-NMBP-05-2020 – Open Innovation Test Beds for materials for building envelopes collectively representing €45 million euro of R&D funding. Each project is creating an ecosystem to drive sustainability, innovation and SME competitiveness. Given the investments involved, these projects have been encouraged to include actions designed to facilitate cooperation, across Europe, with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. They have also been encouraged to develop viable business plans for post project longevity.

Session Chair: Thomas Messervey, R2M Solution

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