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Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology

Project description

Boosting the adaptive capacity of climate-vulnerable EU regions

The EU’s strategy on climate change adaptation (CCA) calls for measures that are smart, swift and more systemic. In line with these adaptation actions, the EU-funded RESIST project will increase resilience and accelerate the transformation of climate-vulnerable EU regions. It will do this through the implementation of four large-scale demonstrations of resilient innovations as well as transfer of know-how to eight twinning regions. Through quintuple helix partnerships that involve academia-business-government-public collaboration towards a sustainable environment, the project will promote a participative approach to resilience. RESIST will reduce time-to-market for more than 100 new CCA solutions, provide novel regional measures and policy instruments and engage with 22 million citizens.


RESIST will strengthen the resilience and accelerate the transformation and increase adaptive capacity of 12 climate-vulnerable EU regions, implementing 4 large-scale demonstrators of resilient innovations for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) with quintuple-helix partnerships (including 1 in a less developed region) and promote transfer of know-how and innovative solutions to 8 twin regions (of which 4 less developed regions) through both physical mutual-learning activities and innovative immersive digital twins. The consortium will engage EU associations, CCA research groups, scientific experts, social engagement and communication institutions, innovation agencies and 1 Venture Capital Fund to co-create and validate innovative solutions, raise awareness, leverage citizens participation and promote sustainable exploitation of results towards the markets.
RESIST will contribute to the EU agenda on CCA, through intervention in 3 main areas:
Promote and demonstrate an innovative, more participative approach to resilience and CC adaptation in 4 demonstrator and 8 twinning regions (including 5 less developed regions in total) demonstrating >12 new solution lines, accelerating regional resilience and helping reach the adaptation-mission objectives of ‘building resilience and upscaling solutions through 100 demonstrators and accelerating the transition in 200 pilot regions and communities by 2030’ reaching already 4% and 6% of these aims by 2027, with 4 demonstrators and involvement of 12 regions
Co-design and contribute to the development of new regional measures, policy instruments and social and technological solutions in 12 regions involving 22m citizens, increasing awareness/resilience by 10% and levels of green investments by 20%, reducing economic losses due to natural hazards such as floods by 14% and climate protection gap by 50%;
Reduce time-to-market/risk for >100 new CCA Solutions from providers across Europe, offering them scale-up for their products.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 411 250,00
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Activity type
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Total cost
€ 1 411 250,00

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