Climate-KIC at ECCA 2017

Climate-KIC participated in the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation conference in Glasgow this week. Check out below what we got up to!

Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop joined Business Day panel session

Climate-KIC’s CEO, Kirsten Dunlop, joined an interactive panel session during the ECCA Business Day to discuss opportunities for businesses to prepare for a world facing climate change. 

Innovation Day

Climate-KIC was a co-sponsor of ECCA’s first Innovation Day alongside Innovate UK and Edinburgh Carbon Centre for Innovation, during which we co-hosted the Glasgow Climate Resilience Innovation Challenge.

Glasgow Resilience Innovation Challenge

As part of the Innovation Day, Climate-KIC, Innovate UK, ECCI, and Glasgow City Council hosted the pitching competition for the Glasgow Climate Resilience Innovation Challenges competition. 

The challenges were:

CHALLENGE 1: Innovative solutions to help Glasgow reduce its flood risk that can be retrofitted to commercial or residential properties

CHALLENGE 2: Innovative ways to engage stakeholders and communities to act to address Glasgow’s climate resilience and environmental challenges

Pitching finals

Organisations pitched for the challenges to a jury before the jury selected the finalists and invited them to pitch in front of an open audience. 

Challenge One Finalists:

  • Sudsbox
  • rainwater harvesting
  • OTA analytics

Challenge Two Finalists:

  • Watertable – Nadfly
  • River Change – Heriot watt university + Bespoke Atelier
  • Leaky Barrel – ERZ, Environ Centre
  • Bounty – Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Imperial College, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Institute for Environment Analytics

The finalists pitched to the audience before the judges decided on the final winners for the two challenges.

Glasgow Resilience Innovation Challenge Winners

Challenge 1: Innovative solutions to help Glasgow reduce its flood risk that can be retrofitted to commercial or residential properties
Challenge 1 winner: Sudsbox

Challenge 2: Innovative ways to engage stakeholders and communities to act to address Glasgow’s climate resilience and environmental challenges
Challenge 2 winner: River Change

Audience Awards went to :

  • Sudsbox
  • Watertable

Climate-KIC’s new Climate Change Adaptation Approach Launch

During Innovation Day, Climate-KIC launched it’s Climate-KIC’s new Climate Change Adaptation Approach. 

Over the next 5 years, Climate-KIC will strengthen its work on adaptation innovation, taking an outcome-oriented approach. We will use innovation as a tool to lever changes that help to tackle key European and global adaptation challenges; aligning with existing international initiatives and policy framework. Our report below sets out in more detail the outcomes we will influence.

ECCA through social media

Twitter was abuzz with news and updates about Climate-KIC at ECCA from Climate-KIC staff, audience members, and fellow conference goers:

 
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