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1st METABUILDING GROW/HARVEST CALL open until September 30!

Up to 60.000 € for innovation and collaboration projects of SMEs

After the SEED Call, the 1st GROW/HARVEST call was launched by the METABUILDING project opens on June 15, 2021.
The METABUILDING project aims at boosting SME innovation in the Construction sector, by encouraging cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration.

The 1st GROW/HARVEST call is challenge-based and focus on the following challenges for the Construction Sector:

  • ICT challenge
  • Nature-Based Solutions challenge
  • Circular Economy & Recycling challenge
  • 3D Printing challenge.

Proposal for collaborative projects of 2 partners or more (at least 2 SMEs) can be submitted until September 30, 2021 on

960.000 € in total will be distributed to SMEs. At least one SME of each consortium has to be established in one of the 6 following target countries: Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain1; and the other SME(s) need to be located in any of the Horizon 2020 associated countries.

The proposals will be evaluated by an international panel of independent experts with regards on how they address the respective challenges.


Provide direct financial and non-financial innovation support for SMEs.

  • Increase competitiveness of SMEs through international collaboration.
  • Support SMEs to get out of the COVID-19 crisis through innovation.
  • Stimulate the innovation potential of the Construction sector through cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration.
  • Create and expand a Digital Platform facilitating collaboration and innovation in an enlarged Built Environment Sector.

THIS MAY INTEREST YOU AS WELL: Learn about the METABUILDING LABS Project supporting SMEs for the testing of innovative technologies and products.


[1] or has to be eligible for their affiliation to one of the participating European platforms (EURIC, AM, EFB, ECTP).