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FUNDING: THE COLLAB EDIT 36

A curated list of challenges, programs, funding opportunities, academic research and startups that have caught our eye.

Urban Tech Open Call

By applying to URBAN TECH Open Call, you may enter URBAN TECH programme which will provide up to 54.350 EUR per SME or start-up in different funding stages.
SMEs or start-ups entering URBAN TECH programme will develop a new or significantly improved service or product that addresses one of the URBAN TECH challenges.

If you have any doubt, have a look at our FAQ or contact us at opencall@urbantech-project.eu!

Deadline: the Open Call will be open from 22 June 2022 until 14 September 2022.

Horizon – User driven applications and tools for regional and local authorities, and other end users focusing on climate impacts, data and knowledge

Projects are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • Better access to, and transformation of, the already openly available climate data in the C3S Climate Data Store[1], Climate ADAPT and relevant Horizon 2020 projects or other initiatives (such as GEOSS[2]) into user-relevant climate change services, in combination with locally sourced data and information, where available. Long-term safeguarding of developed solutions by integration in the operational infrastructure and services of the Climate Data Store should also be explored.
  • Beyond-state-of-the-art relevant information (including climate, socio-economic, demographic information) services and tools tailored to Mission users’ needs (decision makers, local and regional authorities and other end users), with customizable data-manipulation tools available for use and re-use.
  • Quality-controlled climate data services that the Mission could build upon, supported and maintained as customizable, user-oriented components of operationally supported EU services (such as the C3S). Projects might want to refer to, and follow guidance, from the project under the topic on “Supporting and standardising climate services”[3].
  • Tested FAIR data governance and management mechanisms that enable the sharing, community validation and use of locally sourced data (e.g. citizen-generated data) and information, in combination with authoritative data and information as part of the European Green Deal Data Space.
  • Demonstrated application in at least 5 EU regions or communities [4].

Horizon- Unlocking of financial resources for investments into climate resilience

Projects results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • An increased leveraging of finance into climate resilience investments in the context of the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change.
  • An increased and improved range of investment concepts that are proven to have helped public authorities in leveraging finance into climate resilience investments.
  • An increased capacity of public authority staff for developing investible climate resilience projects.
  • A better understanding of mechanisms that would accelerate the transformation of the economic system and financial sector to internalise and reward climate resilient investments.

Horizon – Best practices on and piloting insurance solutions for climate adaptation in EU regions and communities

Projects are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • A set of weather and climate risk insurance products to be used or replicated across EU regions and communities.
  • Mechanisms to record, collect and share climate-related risk and losses data integrated within the Risk Data Hub [1], the Copernicus services, and other initiatives.
  • Guidance on insurance pricing that reflect risks reduction measures, and to ensure affordable insurance cover.
  • Trial innovative risk transfer solutions to deal with climate-induced risk, including parametric insurance and insurance of nature-based solutions.
  • Advance public sector modernization when it comes to the demand for insurance solutions for climate adaptation.
  • Open up opportunities in the insurance market for cutting edge risk transfer solutions.
  • Reinforced policy frameworks to facilitate the allocation of substantial additional national and regional budgets to increase the penetration in the EU of insurance solutions to deal with climate-induced risks.

Horizon – Transformation of regional economic systems for climate resilience and sustainability

Projects results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Relevant economic sectors affected by climate change are transformed and ready to face the future anticipated climate changes risks;
  • An increased and improved range of climate-resilient business models, value chains, and re-skilling opportunities (including training capabilities) are understood, socially acceptable and made available to all regions and communities;
  • An increased capacity of local businesses, social partnerns and industries for sustainable coping with climate change;
  • An increased capacity of national, regional and/or local governments, consumers organizations and other social partners, industries and businesses in empowering consumers to make informed choices and play active roles in transition to climate resilience;
  • A better understanding of mechanisms that would drive transformation of the economic systems thanks to innovation, intended not only as technical innovation but also including social and user-driven innovation.

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