Recent studies from the IPCC indicate that Europe is particularly prone to increased risks of river and coastal floods, droughts resulting in water restrictions, and damages from extreme weather such as heat events and wildfires. Evaluations also show a huge potential to reduce these risks with novel adaptation strategies. Researchers, innovators, and incubators develop innovative products and services to reduce the increased climate change risks. Many of these innovations, however, hardly arrive at the markets. BRIGAID BRIdging the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience.
Funded as part of the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, BRIGAID aims to provide structural and ongoing support for innovations in climate adaption by developing an innovative mix of methods and tools that should become a standard for climate adaption innovations.
BRIGAID is led by Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and brings together researchers from over 20 research organisations across Europe.
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