The Center provides a platform for close collaboration with stakeholders of the international AEC and GIS industry. To this end, the Center provides selected companies the opportunity to become member of the Center. Members influence the research priorities of the Center and gain direct access to its research outcomes. Through the close collaboration of academia and industry, the Center aims to become a Think Tank for strategic developments in its field of expertise. It will advise policy makers, support decisions of public administrations as well as of relevant industries for furthering digital methods in all life cycle phases of objects and processes of the built environment.