Support to innovatorsTesting and improvement of innovations

Stocktacking: process for selection and testing of innovations within BRIGAID

BRIGAID approach is based on the identification, selection, testing and improvement of innovations in subsequent innovation cycles, from prototype to market-ready product.

Why Stocktaking?

BRIGAID consortium partners work on the improvement of their own innovations throughout the project.

To maximize BRIGAID’s impact, project partners have performed regular stocktaking with the aim to identify and select additional innovations from outside the consortium for support in reaching the market.

Moreover,through stocktaking BRIGAID enables to test the methods and tools on a wide range of innovations to find a standard for developing climate adaptation innovations.

BRIGAID comprises three overlapping innovation cycles. Within these cycles, innovations are selected, validated and demonstrated, and launched to the market. Stocktaking was performed at the start of each innovation cycle.

Stocktaking means that BRIGAID identifies promising innovations in climate adaptation, and consults with the owner(s) whether further improvement within BRIGAID is expedient and desirable.

Around 125 innovations have been considered for stocktacking in BRIGAID; out of them, 37 were selected from inside and outside the project consortium to carry out testing activities under the umbrella of BRIGAID tools.

BRIGAID innovation support process in figures:


BRIGAID 3rd and final cycle of innovations

BRIGAID project launched its 3rd call for innovations last 2018. In total, 43 external innovations were submitted and considered for stocktaking (financial support to the testing of the innovation).

All submitted innovations were evaluated by BRIGAID experts. Scores were given based on technical, social, market readiness aspects, testing feasibility, innovator’s vision and promising value. Based on that scoring, a shortlist of 6 selected external innovations has been made, of which 2 from Spain, 1 from Albania, 1 from Germany, 1 from Norway, and 1 from the Netherlands.

The 4 highest scored nature-based solutions, which received a green bonus of 25%, were selected. Finally, the highest scored innovation submitted from EU Eastern countries, and that one with the highest overall green score were also selected.