Building and Construction Clust-ER

The building and construction sector represents a strategic area in the regional, national and European economies. This is particularly enforced by the large number of employees and by the potential for innovation development attributed to it by other sectors such as the energy and ICT market.




Value Chain

  • Innova-CHM - Innovation in Construction and Cultural Heritage Management
  • G2B - Green2Build
  • SICUCI –Safety of buildings and infrastructure

Who we are

The Build and Constructions Clust-ER is an association of public and private bodies: companies, research centres and training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness of the sector. The Emilia-Romagna Region has found in the Clust-ERs the subjects capable of multiplying innovation opportunities through a collaborative approach, as they focus their activity in R&D strategic sectors.

Together with the Technopoles and the High Technology Network laboratories, they are one of the key players in the regional innovation ecosystem coordinated by ASTER, the Emilia-Romagna consortium for innovation and technology transfer.

What we do

The Building and Construction Clust-ER focuses its action on three strategic lines of research and innovation through working groups, or Value Chains, representing the Emilia-Romagna building and construction system:

  • Conservation and valorization of built heritage toward the improvement and smart reuse, by means of technological and process innovations.
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings, for energy efficient, resilient and sustainable buildings
  • Safety of buildings and civil infrastructures, to mitigate vulnerability and environmental (seismic, hydraulic and hydrogeological) risks.

Who can join the Clust-ER

  • Private sector Companies including innovative Start-ups
  • Industrial Research Laboratories and Innovation Centres accredited by the Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Consortia and networks of companies
  • Higher Education Institutions and Training Centres accredited by the Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Other organisations active in the field of innovation.


Join the Clust-ER

Being a member of the Clust-ER will give you privileged access to many opportunities:

  • to contribute to the definition of regional development strategies
  • to receive the latest sectoral science, technology and business news from regional, national and international sources
  • to leverage our network of international partners to build consortia for research and innovation projects .