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DIGITALbuilt recognised as Digital Innovation Hub

DIGITALbuilt, the collaborative initiative of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Cluster (AEC), the Portuguese Rail Platform Cluster (PFP), ACPMR - Portugal Mineral Resources Cluster Association, Itecons Interface Centre, StoneCITI, BUILT COLAB, FI GROUP and FNWAY, was recognized as Digital Innovation Hub.


This recognition means that it will provide, in a "one-stop-shop" logic for SMEs and Public Administration, services in the field of digitalisation, with the aim of supporting the digital transformation of the business fabric of the construction sector and beyond.


DIGITALbuilt brings together three crucial sectors in the portuguese economy in the Built Environment theme: Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Mineral Resources and Railways. The three have come together to develop this initiative with a strong Sectoral application, which will focus on the skills of Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT), Digital Solutions or Interoperability for the Public Sector, Advanced Materials, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud Computing and Connectivity Solutions. Many of these competences will thus be made available to the market in a unique and highly applied (and therefore very efficient) approach to the specific problematic of the Built Environment theme.

This initiative arises under the Action Plan for Digital Transition, published in the Resolution of the Council of Ministers (RCM) No. 30/2020, of April 21st, measure No. 8, Digital Innovation Hubs for the Digital Transition, was approved. No. 8, Digital Innovation Hubs for Entrepreneurship, included in Pillar II - Digital transformation of the business fabric, which aims to boost a National Network of Digital Innovation Hubs to be developed in connection with the recognized Competitiveness Clusters and Technology Interface Centers, a network that will be interconnected with the European Digital Innovation Hubs Network to be boosted by the European Commission under the European framework programmes for 2021-2027.

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