Climate Change Adaptation Innovation Network
The Climate Change Adaptation Innovation Network, founded by Innovate UK, is a collaborative community that aims to support businesses to innovate to overcome the challenges posed by climate change, to create resilient and thriving businesses across the UK.
About the Network
The urgency of adapting to climate change today is becoming more and more pressing. With UK temperatures rising by 1.5°C – 2°C, resulting in record-breaking heatwaves, widespread droughts, a record number of wildfires and damaging winter storms, these changes to our climate will not only impact how we live, but also our industries.
We can no longer argue about the effects that climate change will have on our day-to-day life, as we are seeing and feeling them now.
How will these climate changes impact businesses and industries in the UK?
We need to be adapting to the changes in climate now, as there are not only the physical risks of extreme weather events, but more supply chain disruptions due to the availability of raw materials, rising energy costs due to increasing demand, and even an increase in insurance costs and regulatory change.
To help businesses and industries in the UK adapt to climate change, Innovate UK has launched the Climate Change Adaptation Innovation Network. The network will consider the role of innovation in cooling, water and innovation. By signing up you will get the opportunity to:
- Gain a greater understanding of innovation challenges linked to adaptation
- Understand academic research to real-world challenges
- Gain better awareness and visibility of current solutions
- Understand the funding landscape that supports businesses.
Join the network if you would like to be the first to hear about our latest activities and insights.
Identify innovation opportunities for space cooling in homes and commercial businesses, and refrigeration required for the manufacturing and storage of products (manufacturing, retail, medical etc).
Identify the impact of climate change on sectors that rely on resilient water management, and identify the role of innovation and opportunities for regional and national investment.
Define the role of biodiversity in creating resilient environments for UK businesses to flourish, and identify the role of innovation.
Launchpad: net zero industry, South West Wales
Opens: 30/10/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for projects in the net zero industrial cluster in South West Wales.
SBRI: Zero Emission Generators (ZE-Gen) Demonstrator for ODA countries
Opens: 06/11/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
Organisations can apply for a share of £2m inc VAT to develop renewable integrated replacements for fossil fuel generators in ODA countries.
Zero Emission Generators (ZE-Gen) Accelerator Phase 1: Discover
Opens: 20/11/2023 Closes: 31/01/2024
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for feasibility studies to replace fossil fuel generators with renewables in Nigeria or the Philippines.
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