ARSINOE

Climate Resilient Regions Through Systemic Solutions and Innovations

ARSINOE is financed by the European Commission with a total budget of 15 million euros and is coordinated by the University of Thessaly. It brings together 41 partners from 15 countries and intends to be a game-changer for shaping pathways to resilience by delivering regional innovation packages that build an ecosystem to develop and implement innovative climate change adaptation measures and solutions across Europe.

Systems Innovation Approach (SIA) addresses the growing complexity, interdependencies and interconnectedness of modern societies and economies, focusing on the functions of the cross-sectoral system as a whole and on the variety of actors. The Climate Innovation Window (CIW) is the EU reference innovations marketplace for climate adaptation technologies.
ARSINOE shapes the pathways to resilience by bringing together SIA and CIW, to build an ecosystem for climate change adaptation solutions. Within the ARSINOE ecosystem, pathways to solutions are co-created and co-designed by stakeholders, who can then select either existing CIW technologies, or technologies by new providers (or a combination) to form an innovation package. This package may be designed for implementation to a specific region, but its building blocks are transferable and re-usable; they can be re-adapted and updated. In this way, the user (region) gets an innovation package consisting of validated technologies (expanding the market for CIW); new technologies implemented in the specific local innovation package get the opportunity to be validated and become CIW members, while the society (citizens, stakeholders ) benefits as a whole. ARSINOE applies a three-tier, approach:
 
(a) using SIA it integrates multi-faceted technological, digital, business, governance and environmental aspects with social innovation for the development of adaptation pathways to climate change for specific regions;
(b) it links with CIW to form innovation packages by matching innovators with end-users/regions;
(c) it fosters the ecosystem sustainability and growth with cross-fertilization and replication across regions and scales, at European level and beyond, using specific business models, exploitation and outreach actions.
The ARSINOE approach is show-cased in nine widely varied demonstrators, as a proof-of-concept with regards to its applicability, replicability, potential and efficacy.
 
(48 months duration, starts in 2021)
 
The Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), at “Athena” Research Center is partner of the project  and the Principal Investigator is Dr. Ebun Akinsete. SDU is Scientifically directed by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri. SDU engages in cutting-edge research to enable the transition to resilience and sustainability, through the implementation of UN Agenda 2030 (17 SDGs), the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal. The Unit focuses on interdisciplinary systems research and the delivery of innovative solutions for the transition to a green, digital, job-based and fair future. The work on its large interdisciplinary team focuses on the inter-dependencies between research and innovation, the economy, the society, the environment, policy-making and politics. The Sustainable Development Unit, at “Athena” Research Center will contribute to the project through its valuable experience and know-how in innovation (Systems Innovation Approach-SIA), in the participation and activation of stakeholders (Stakeholders Engagement) and as a hub for intelligent data and virtual reality (VR and Data Intelligence Hub). Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, Prof. George Halkos, Prof. Nikitas Pittis,  Dr. Akrivi Katifori , Ms. Panagiota Koltsida , Ms. Alysia Helming, and Ms. Eleni Toli are all heavily involved in the project.
 

Check out the ARSINOE YouTube video to find out more about our concept!

 

 
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Ενεργό
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Τύπος
Ευρωπαϊκό έργο
Επιστημονικός Υπεύθυνος
Dr. Ebun Akinsete
Εταίροι

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS EL, ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS – RESEARCH CENTER EL, KWR WATER B.V. NL, DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET DK, THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK, UNIVERSITE DE TOURS France, LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAETMUENCHEN DE, AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS ES, INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS EL, TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU CY, FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA  PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT ES, ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS  Greece, MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY TR, INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCERTARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU STIINTE BIOLOGICE RA RO, PRIVATE SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION, INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENT, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENERGY, SKOPJE MK, AGRIS SARDEGNA – AGENZIA PER LA RICERCA  IN AGRICOLTURA IT, CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI  SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIET? A RESPONSABILIT? LIMITATA IT, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI IT, UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA Spain, INSTITUTO GEOL?GICO Y MINERO DE ESPA?A E, GAC France, LNH Water DK, ETAIREIA ANAPTYXIS KAI TOURISTIKIS  PROVOLIS ATHINON – ANAPTYXIAKI ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ORGANISMOU TOPIKIS AFTODIOIKISIS EL, Blue Gold s.r.l. IT, ELITTORAL ESTUDIOS DE INGENIERIA  COSTERA Y OCEANOGRAFICA SLNE Spain, PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY SA EL, ORGANISMOS FYSIKOU PERIVALLONTOS KAI  KLIMATIKIS ALLAGIS EL, Danish Coastal Authority DK, AGJENCIA KOMB?TARE E PLANIFIKIMIT T?  TERRITORIT AL, THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF TORBAY United Kingdom, Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. DE, Esbjerg Kommune DK, WESTCOUNTRY RIVERS TRUST LBG UK, Elliniko Idryma Evropaikis kai Exoterikis Politikis (HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY) EL, KLIYNTEH BULGARIA FONDATSIYA Bulgaria, SDSN ASSOCIATION PARIS FR, Stichting Global Resilient Cities Network NL, ORGANIZATION OF THE BLACK SEA ECONOMIC COOPERATION TR, SECRETARIATUL NATIONAL ROMAN AL RETELEI UNIVERSITATILOR DE LA MAREA NEAGRA RO, BRIGAID CONNECT ES, WATER EUROPE BE