Bridgaid: supporting innovations that reduce the risk of climate change, via H2020
BRIGAID is an international consortium of Universities, including the Technical University Delft and Oxford University, business & innovation experts and technology incubators, that aim to support innovations that reduce the risks from climate-related events such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires, heavy precipitation, storms and floods.
Although there is no lack of research institutes and entrepreneurs that develop innovative technical and non-technical solutions, many fail to complete the innovation cycle. The result is that an enormous potential of developed but insufficiently tested innovations fails to reach the market and reduce impacts from climate change. We establish structural support for innovations that are ready for validation in field tests and real life demonstrations, allowing them to make final improvements and achieve the status ‘system complete and qualified”
Quote: “Only 6% of the European companies is (financially) capable of testing and demonstrating their innovations. To counter this, we help climate change innovations gain access to grants, tax credits and investment capital in 19 European Countries.”