Initiative overview: Some regions of Europe are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change due to the make-up of their landscapes, economies and societies. EIT Climate-KIC works together with these regions to shift their hazard-by-hazard risk reduction practices to a systems innovation approach. Designed to create transformative impact, Forging Resilient Regions enables people, communities and systems to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to the impacts of climate change, whilst building more resilient economies and societies.
Benefits: The Forging Resilient Regions initiative support regions and communities by: breaking out of silos and fostering new ways of collaboration; helping to create portfolios of innovation that will enable and scale-up real societal transformation; facilitating knowledge exchange between ambitious regions and innovators in the climate resilience space to close the critical gap between ambition and delivery.
Geographies: Americas: USA. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy. Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. Middle East: Israel.
Suitable for: Businesses and financial institutions.
How to join: Forging Resilient Regions engages on a case-by-case basis with the regions and innovation actors in their community. For new regions or innovation actors looking to engage with the programme they would look to create a tailored offering, based on their ‘systems innovation as a service’ methodology, so that it best matches the needs and existing capabilities of the interested party. It is expected that the interested region or innovation actor would bring a financial commitment and/or other resource commitment to engage with the programme. EIT Climate-KIC encourages interested organisations to contact them for a discussion.
Contact Name / Email: Ellie Tonks / firstname.lastname@example.org