IMP³ROVE contributes to a project supporting the digitalisation of construction SMEs and is part of a consortium which acts on behalf of the European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) of the European Commission. Its purpose is to support the digitalisation of SMEs in the sector, foster their growth, enhance their productivity and efficiency, and prepare them for the challenges of an increasingly connected and digitalised world. To deliver on this mission, a new portal to access the services has been launched. The services offered, as well as the research required to design them, are based on the recommendations of a European Commission study on Supporting digitalisation of the construction sector and SMEs.
Strengthening the European economy trough collaboration
Following in very successful footsteps we are proud to announce that IMP³ROVE will lead the extension phase of a EU-funded project: ECCP, to continue the journey in becoming the European online hub for cluster stakeholders in Europe and beyond. We have all learned to overcome a lot of unexpected hurdles and challenges, especially over the recent years and that has only confirmed: We become stronger through collaboration. Since 2015 the ECCP has acted as a platform for clusters to come together and support the European economy in its constant growth. We see a lot of potential in the current clusters, but also have faith in future clusters and envisage an even stronger European economy through collaboration, increase in efficiency, productivity and sustainability, especially with the many promising SMEs that represent the backbone of the European economy. While there are many brilliant clusters, we can only imagine the impact that they would be able to deliver through connecting and collaborating with other actors and clusters even more.
Thus, our vision and mission is to:
In fulfilling these missions, we aim to boost SMEs’ internationalization and innovation efforts, create high-value jobs, whilst securing the SMEs’ position and increasing their resilience against external forces.
With the planned efforts in this continuation of the ECCP project, we strive to create long-term impact on the development of better evidence-based cluster policies and cluster initiatives, which will empower SMEs in growing globally across sectors, ecosystems and competences and in developing themselves into lighthouses for the green and digital transition, whilst building resilience.
Join us on our journey of uncovering hidden champions, facilitating inter-regional collaborations, and getting one step closer to making Europe a global best practice example.
For more information visit: www.clustercollaboration.eu
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