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promoting Research Excellence in NAture-based soluTions for innovation, sUstainable economic GRowth and human wEll-being in Malta

Objective

The RENATURE proposal aims to establish and implement a strategy and research cluster to step-up and stimulate scientific excellence and innovation capacity in the area of nature-based solutions for sustainable development. Nature-based solutions, defined as living solutions that address societal challenges in a resource-efficient and adaptable manner and to provide simultaneously economic, social, and environmental benefits, are a priority for the key priority for the European Union research and innovation agenda.
RENATURE will establish twinning between the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), as a tertiary and research organisation from a Widening country, and internationally leading research institutions from other member states. The proposed activities include various types of training and networking events aimed at building up the research capacity and at promoting research excellence in the field of nature-based solutions.
The research team is composed of three leading research intensive institutions within this rapidly developing field and one private entity; that is the Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); University of Trento (Italy); University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), and Pensoft Publishers (Bulgaria). The project team possesses multidisciplinary skills and complementary knowledge, which is considered as being critical to offer new nature-based solutions for sustainable development. This collaboration is expected to offer the widening institution MCAST an opportunity to increase the research capacity within this sector, link up with existing initiatives and projects led by, or receiving input from, the research-intensive institutions, develop a national research cluster with strong international collaborations, and provide practical solutions based on cutting-edge science and developed through international collaboration.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Address
Corradino Hill Main Campus
PLA 9032 Paola
Malta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 517 375

Participants (4)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 128 760
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 114 750
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)