O10: Create an administrative structure and define procedures and roles – avoiding any overlapping that can potentially lead to internal conflicts – securing a smooth operation of the ecosystem.
O11: Set up a (non-profit) Joint Venture to administer the iclimabuilt ecosystem (core partners providing services).
O12: Set up a Single-Entry-Point with increased visibility to attract new SMEs for service provision.
O13: An innovative cloud-infrastructure-powered platform (digital system) enabled by Cloud Infrastructure for providing integrated services and for managing supply chains through connecting collaborative, networked distributed “building blocks” and “testing hubs”: material development and testing as an integrated service (MTaaS platform) enabling decision-making process (DeMaP) for the evaluation of the needs of test cases brought by industry and translating them in upscaling, characterization and service workflows.
O14: Develop a centralized data management system which will serve as a knowledge-sharing platform, linking materialsprocesses-characterization data, along with methodologies for effective data analytics and correlations (e.g. material vs. ‘clima site’ and energy savings)following FAIR principles56 (Data Management Group -DMG: GRANTA, IRES, ITAINNOVA, AiDEAS).
O15: Link of iclimabuilt ecosystem with existing ones through increased extroversion, clustering and networking activities.
O16: Provide links with financing schemes for SMEs to increase financial capabilities, make risks more acceptable in terms of cost and time and guarantee faster investment recovery.
O17: Guarantee sustainability of the ecosystem by a 5-step continuous benchmarking strategy: Plan-Discover-RegisterAnalyze-Improve – according which, the services database will be updated and the pricing policy will always be better than the competitive ones.
O19: Facilitate user access will be done by establishing local intermediaries (selected partners per country/region) that have both an understanding of the regional services on offer, and an awareness at European level. Increased visibility and awareness of the ecosystem and its services will be secured by a user-friendly environment providing a comprehensive preview of facilities and provision of services (including information on prices and IPR conditions).
O20: Invest and focus on users’ satisfaction – engage users in the ecosystems’ updates according to feedback received (online surveys).
O21: Undertake communication/dissemination activities for promoting the ecosystem in targeted audiences, advertising the “success case” stories that will arise from the test cases and the improvements in material performances/production processes with relevant (updated) metrics to reflect highlighting existing gaps and updates in relevant regulations and standards.
O22: Plan a clear strategy for dissemination and exploitation (definition of target communities and way to reach them). It will act as the backbone for other activities, creating awareness on project results towards stakeholders, potential customers, interested communities and all other relevant audience groups: clustering and networking channels with relevant European organizations (European Construction Technology Platform ECTP, European Pilot Production Network EPPN, European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics ETIP PV) and other test beds (upscaling, characterization and modelling), particularly in the field of materials for building envelopes, for cooperation and developing synergies towards a pan European integrated and sustainable ecosystem.
O23: Collaborate with European initiatives (e.g. Nanosafety cluster, enanomapper etc) and regulatory agencies. And liaise with potential investors (venture capitals and business angels) for seeking extra funding.
O24: Continuously update the business plan according to market needs to stay competitive.