The European Commission launched in 2012 a European Innovation Partnership with the aim of fostering the development of the cities of the future or "Smart Cities". Bouygues is strongly involved in this initiative.
Research-Development-Innovation: a win-win partnership between the Construction sector and the European Commission
The construction sector in Europe is an essential pillar of the European economy, equivalent to 9.6% of GDP. It also employs 30.7% of Europe's industrial workforce. These are all valid reasons for the European Union to make it a priority area for action in terms of research, development and innovation.