Kick off Meeting ARSINOE

Innovation ecosystem for adaptation to climate change


On October 1st the H2020 Project “ARSINOE- Climate Resilient Regions Through Systemic Solutions and Innovations”, has officially started. ARSINOE is financed by the European Commission with a total budget of 15 million euros and is coordinated by Prof. Chrysi LaspidouUniversity 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. The kick-off meeting of the project took place in Athens on October 14 and 15, as a hybrid event.

This consortium brings together several members of the Cluster for Sustainability Transition, directed by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri.

The Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), at “Athena” Research Center is a partner of the project and the Principal Investigator is Dr. Ebun AkinseteSDU 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.

Read the Press Release here

Learn more about the project here