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Climate change adaptation solutions

The aim of the EU-funded ARSINOE project is to leverage innovation for climate adaptation across a series of key systems – from biodiversity to flooding and sea level rise and from droughts and water scarcity to heatwaves and deforestation. ARSINOE will build an ecosystem for solutions to climate change adaptation. It will develop a methodological framework for combining the systems innovation approach with the Climate Innovation Window, a reference portal, to create a new three-tier approach that will be showcased in nine widely varied demonstrators, as a proof of concept. The project’s overall aim is to show the way towards a green, digital, inclusive, resilient and sustainable future.


Systems Innovation Approach (SIA) addresses the growing complexity, interdependencies and interconnectedness of modern societies and economies, focusing on the functions of the cross-sectoral system as a whole and on the variety of actors. The Climate Innovation Window (CIW) is the EU reference innovations marketplace for climate adaptation technologies. ARSINOE shapes the pathways to resilience by bringing together SIA and CIW, to build an ecosystem for climate change adaptation solutions. Within the ARSINOE ecosystem, pathways to solutions are co-created and co-designed by stakeholders, who can then select either existing CIW technologies, or technologies by new providers (or a combination) to form an innovation package. This package may be designed for implementation to a specific region, but its building blocks are transferable and re-usable; they can be re-adapted and updated. In this way, the user (region) gets an innovation package consisting of validated technologies (expanding the market for CIW); new technologies implemented in the specific local innovation package get the opportunity to be validated and become CIW members, while the society (citizens, stakeholders ) benefits as a whole. ARSINOE applies a three-tier, approach: (a) using SIA it integrates multi-faceted technological, digital, business, governance and environmental aspects with social innovation for the development of adaptation pathways to climate change for specific regions; (b) it links with CIW to form innovation packages by matching innovators with end-users/regions; (c) it fosters the ecosystem sustainability and growth with cross-fertilization and replication across regions and scales, at European level and beyond, using specific business models, exploitation and outreach actions. The ARSINOE approach is show-cased in 9 widely varied demonstrators, as a proof-of-concept with regards to its applicability, replicability, potential and efficacy.


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Net EU contribution
€ 977 500,00
38221 Volos

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Κεντρική Ελλάδα Θεσσαλία Μαγνησία
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 977 500,00

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