Support to the innovators The Climate Innovation Window

The Climate Innovation Window (CIW) is a portal to climate change adaptation created in order to facilitate the market uptake of climatic resilience innovations.

BRIGAID has developed this platform where you can obtain descriptive information of innovations as well as results produced through the application of BRIGAID methods.

It is targeted to several types of actors involved in climate change adaptation, such as innovators, public and private risk managers, policy and decision makers, industry and investors.

We currently have more than 100 innovations showcased; each innovation is linked to a specific type of hazard. The list of hazards considered is comprised of coastal floods, river floods, droughts, heatwaves, heavy precipitation, wind storms, wildfires and multi-hazard.

Innovations are related to different topics: agriculture, disasters and ICT, energy, forests, nature-based solutions, urban areas, water availability, water quality, and water safety. The consideration of both hazards and related topics allows to search for innovations based on supply or demand factors respectively.

How does the CIW work?

Each innovation is described in a sole page. This includes the innovation description, and an explanation of the problem/issue it aims to tackle.

It also incorporates the specification of current Technical Readiness Level (TRL), as well as the explanation of how the innovation works, which are the limitations or conditions under which the innovation does not work or is less effective and which is the main generated added value in comparison to other existing solutions.

Moreover, contact data of the innovator and expected purchase or rental pricing for the innovation are provided to interested end-users.

Those innovations which apply BRIGAID’s approach are described with additional information, i.e. values of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in terms of technical and social readiness, a factsheet including recommendations for final improvement and final qualification (status).

Information for investors that follows from the business case and funding opportunities and the market analysis and a summary of the innovation’s pitch deck can be also available through an investor profile in the platform. This information is key for those actors most interested in the promotion or adoption of new innovative solutions on climate resilience.

Building on this, the project has developed a quality stamp that certifies that an innovation has applied the BRIGAID’s integrated approach to guide the last stages of its development prior to market uptake, i.e. from TRL4 to TRL8. This quality stamp will include a quality verification report providing the values measured for the key performance indicators defined in the BRIGAID’s Test and Implementation Framework. Moreover, this certification ensures that key information for investors, e.g. comprehensive business plan and model, is available.

The CIW added value

The CIW focuses on new products, new processes and new forms of organization into adaptation solutions to climatic events which are in the final stages of development.

The use of the BRIGAID approach ensures the generation of the key information for end-users and investors and allow a reliable comparison among different potential solutions.