DIGITALbuilt, the collaborative initiative of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Cluster (AEC), the Portuguese Railway Platform Cluster (PFP), ACPMR – Portugal Mineral Resources Cluster Association, Itecons Interface Centre, Ferrovia Competence Centre, StoneCITI, BUILT COLAB, FI GROUP and FNWAY, was recognized as a 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 digitalization, with the aim of supporting the digital transformation of the business fabric of the construction sector.
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 Sector 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 problems of the Built Environment theme.
This initiative arises in the scope of the Digital Transition Action Plan, published in the Resolution of the Council of Ministers (RCM) n. º 30/2020, of April 21st. 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 Technological Interface Centers, a network that will be interconnected with the European Network of Digital Innovation Hubs to be boosted by the European Commission under the European framework programs for 2021-2027.