Call for tenders' details
Lot 2: stimulating industrial innovation in the construction sector through smart use of ICT: connecting SMEs in digital value chains
The aim of the second lot is to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of the construction industry in Europe by stimulating an innovative and seamless use of ICT along their value chains. In particular, SMEs are at the centre of interest of this action, as the objective is to facilitate the participation of SMEs in global digital value networks and enable them to become international business partners. More specifically, the actions will complete a framework for interoperability among different ICT solutions and systems, building on existing communication platforms, ICT systems and standardisation work and joining them in a seamless architecture at European and/or international level. Its ultimate objective is to create an innovative, seamless e-business environment that would stimulate and enable the uptake of ICT and e-business technologies, notably by SMEs, in the construction sector, a highly SME-intensive sector, hard hit by the current economic downturn in Europe.