Marc Dillen said it before: the construction industry is a technology integrator. Construction companies apply and coordinate technologies. That's why the Director General advocates more support for process innovation rather than product innovation.
"How can we better integrate the existing technologies within our complex buildings to make them work more efficiently? That is the question we are asking ourselves as a building sector. To reduce energy bills, technologies have to be optimally integrated. In order to achieve maximum yield, solar panels need software and systems that make adjustments every fifteen minutes. This is the only way to optimize daily consumption. Integrating all these systems is the key to smart and sustainable living in the future. It is precisely for this process innovation that more funding is needed."