To date, the European construction sector is facing challenges which are hampering its competitiveness. These include: - Labour shortage - Lack of digital skills in some countries - Lack of motivation on the part of young people to work in the sector - Issues linked to gender equality - Need to improve the safety and well-being of construction workers of any age and gender - Need to achieve greater resource efficiency and reduction of embodied and wasted CO2 based on a circular economy - Need to increase productivity while improving quality, cost efficiency and project delivery In this respect, Japan can be an inspiration for a necessary paradigm shift. Faced with similar problems, the Japanese construction sector has become leader in research investment in AI and Robotics since early 2010. Much innovation has now been achieved in automated machinery, tele-operated or autonomous robots, real time construction site mapping with drones and collaborative robots and smart systems. BEEYONDERS’ core ambition is to address these challenges by producing, commercializing and integrating beyond the state-of-the art solutions into real construction scenarios. To do so, the project will make extensive use of AI, automation, and digitisation. These new technologies will both support the independence of the European construction sector from foreign technology imports and reduce its environmental impact, ultimately supporting the EU in reaching climate neutrality.
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BREAKTHROUGH EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGIES YIELDING CONSTRUCTION SOVEREIGNTY, DIVERSITY & EFFICIENCY OF RESOURCES
Total budget: 593.725,00€
Total contribution: 593.725,00€