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Innovation in Climate Services Provision (INNOVA)


The project INNOVA helps the society managing the impacts of climatic change and finding innovative climate risk management solutions, and extreme risk response options. This project emphasis on cutting-edge climate services research by a combination of social and economic innovation. INNOVA aims at co-developing advanced climate service that delineate the production, transfer, communication needs for the use of reliable climate information in order to enhance the capacity of decision-makers to deal with climate uncertainties knowledge.

The project contributes to understand the key role of business models in enhancing adaptation innovation, market uptake and replicability of climate services. The INNOVA approach and findings are in the interest of public and private climate services providers, knowledge purveyors, (city) policy and decision makers, business representatives and scientists. In the end the project can contribute to generate employment opportunities and sustainable growth. 

INNOVA is designed to build on proven innovation frameworks, called “innovation hubs”, connected across the project and to the wider world (Mediterranean, North European and islands; urban and peri-urban areas). These hubs have been chosen based on areas in Europe that were identified as highly likely to be vulnerable in the IPCC 2014 findings, and including one location in the less outermost regions of Europe. In each real-world innovation hub, three groups of people work together on innovative solutions to real problems: societal actors (private sector, citizen groups); public sector (government) & knowledge brokers.


ECCA 2021 - Climate Adaptation solutions video - INNOVA

Project information


Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH, Germany


Ecologic Institut Gemeinnützige GmbH,bGermany

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Université des Antilles, France

Wageningen Environmental Research, The Netherlands

Source of funding

European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS)

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 14 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 04 2023

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