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Cluster Habitat Sustentável
Cluster Habitat Sustentável

Portugal: Centre (Portugal)
Victor Ferreira
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Overview

About us

The Cluster Habitat Sustentável, recognized by the Portuguese government is a very broad cluster since it covers the Habitat value chain involving areas from the extractive sector to processing of building materials, as well as construction and rehabilitation and also other activities involving suppliers of goods and equipment for the built environment (Habitat).

The entities forming this Cluster intend to create synergies for the development of new products, technologies and building systems, a new practice in designing space and surrounding areas, leading to an attitude of innovation through the built environment sustainability, aiming to generate competitiveness.

This cluster has adopted the subject of Sustainability as a dynamic factor to its strategic development, aiming to contribute for a more "Sustainable Habitat".

Sustainability is the driving force for innovation and the desired competitiveness of the cluster members, with impact on economic, social and environmental aspects.

While, in the national market, the strategic interventions are mainly related to rehabilitation, conservation and qualification of the built heritage, in the international market, especially in developing countries, the prospect is related to construction in general (buildings, cities, infrastructures). In both markets, the statement of a specialization in sustainable construction by companies and other cluster agents aims to be an element of differentiation, generating factors of international competitiveness.

Established - 31 July 2007
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 159
    Cluster Members
  • 95
    SME's
  • 3
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 16
    Large Companies
  • 23
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 25
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Sustainability is from the beginning the driving force for innovation and the desired transformation for the Habitat cluster, with impact on economic, social and environmental aspects. In 2015, the organization received the "GOLD Label" from the European Cluster Excellence Initiative, which identifies best cluster management organisations in Europe. In 2018 this classification was successfully renewed, a fact that is noted with great satisfaction by the repercussion and international recognition of the Cluster.

One of the Cluster success story is linked to the development of the environmental product declaration (EPD) national registration system (DAPHabitat). This is relevant for the cluster strategy as EPDs can be an eco-innovation tool for companies.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Portuguese Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Marlene Maia
ECCP Responsible Person
Cristina Quirós
Internationalisation Responsible
Ana Teresa Pereira
Other
Ana Karolina Santos
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products - Construction:F41 Construction of buildings - Construction:F43 Specialised construction activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products:C2332 Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay - Construction of buildings:F4120 Construction of residential and non-residential buildings - Specialised construction activities:F4339 Other building completion and finishing
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries Ecosystems:Construction
Technology fields
E\: Fixed constructions:Building
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption

Key members

Profile name Location
Cluster Habitat Sustentável members

Portugal

Services

Support services provided

Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

Information on international and national funding programs and instruments;

Advisory services on sustainable construction and products (environmental product declarations, sustainable solutions and systems, European directives, etc)

Managing working groups, facilitation of cooperation among members;

International and national cooperation with other clusters, joining companies and other agents from different sectors;

Promotion of cluster members, its products and services.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 INTERREG Other

Name & description

Projects supported by Portuguese Funded Programs (SIAC/QREN 2009-2014):

  • DAPHabitat System – System for Environmental Product Declarations for the Habitat.
  • [email protected] – Applied nanotechnology to energy efficiency in the construction sector.
  • CCSH - Competence Centre for  Habitat Sustainability
  • Into7PQ – Internationalization and Innovation in the Sustainable Habitat Cluster
  • Internationalization in the Sustainable Habitat Cluster

Projects supported by Portuguese Funded Programs (SIAC/QREN 2015-present):

Projects supported by European Union Funded Programs (2015-2020):

  • LEAN.CO - Continuing V.E.T. Training Programme in Lean Construction (Erasmus+)
  • paperChain – New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approaches (H2020)
  • DEGREN - Cross-Border Center of Ecodesign Business Innovation in EUROACE - DEsign & GReen ENgineering (Interreg POCTEP)
  • SUDOKET - Mapping, consolidation and dissemination of Key Enabling Technologies for the construction sector in the SUDOE space (Interreg SUDOE)

Projects supported by EEA Grants (2020-present):

  • UAveiroGreenBuilding
  • CircularBuild - Development and Validation of the Concept of Circularity Applied to Modular Prefabricated Construction

Project name

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Chile
United States
Colombia
Israel
China

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Denmark
Germany
Spain
Sweden

Transnational support activites

- none -

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location
ECTP
E2BA
ECOPLATFORM

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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