24 partners from the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Greece, Romania Albania Portugal, United Kingdom, Poland, Israel are members of the consortium BRIGAID. BRIdges the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience (BRIGAID) H2020 Project aims to provide structural, ongoing support for innovations in climate adaptation by developing an innovative mix of methods and tools, that should become a standard for climate adaptation innovations.
BRIGAID strongly focuses on testing and demonstrating existing innovations on separate occasions in order to respectively establish and show their effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements to get them ready for market uptake. Innovations that enter the project will have TRL4-8, which means that in some cases (simple) validation has been performed, while in other cases products are ready for demonstration in operational environments. Often innovations consist of multiple elements. Some of these elements may have TRL9, but other parts may have TRL4-6 and need improvement. See Table 1.5 for examples. BRIGAID will facilitate further progression through the innovation cycle. For a selection of 35-50 innovations plans will be designed to improve them, which may include validating (TRL5) and demonstrating (TRL6) (parts) of innovations in a relevant environment and/or demonstration in an operational environment (TRL7,8,9). These innovations will be further equipped with business plans and additional funding opportunities, if necessary. In this process end users will be involved to identify their priorities and needs, and governance requirements. This will result in an indication of the social readiness of an innovation. Whether an innovation has reached a next level is evaluated according to the image below with three types support for innovations.
Project Coordinator: Technische Universiteit Delft
Project start on may 1st 2016
contact person: Prof. Iggy Litaor firstname.lastname@example.org