Climate-KIC in this call asks for proposals to write papers on a number of topics. Two of the papers are a little bit larger works (10 pages) on the topics:
- Unlocking finance for land use
The Financing a step change in the move to a circular economy
Climate-KIC also ask for shorter contributions, called "Climate Innovation Insights" These are reports are intended to be quality-assured, evidence-based, authored in a clear and compelling manner in order to make them accessible for broad international audiences of entrepreneurs, public servants, researchers, students, and investors. The suggested legth of the reports are 4 pages. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Deforestation and unsustainable forest management in the tropical areas - reduce the impact of the international value chains and develop landscape approaches.
- Food security and systems - Enhancing food security by increasing the resilience of global food systems
- Food waste - Enabling circular and bio economy development by reducing, recover and reuse food waste for biomaterials and bioenergy with an urban focus.
- Foodtech - catalysing food innovations to promote nutrition and wellness, and linking food production and consumption
- What is the capacity of the offsite manufacturing industry to treble the deep retrofit rate in Europe
- What are the best examples of low carbon mobility in Europe and what made these successful
- What are the top 5 sustainable districts and what are the policy instruments that allowed this to occur
- Behaviour change or Social Innovation is often overlooked when solutions are provided to climate change challenges. What are 5 best examples in Europe and what were the contributing factors.
- Matching innovation demand and supply is a key motivation for Climate KIC. We would like to explore the possibility of partnering with others to provide this service.
- There is currently a performance gap between the designer’s intent and asset in use. We would like to explore the latest measures being utilised by industry to address this
- Circular cities. Cities are currently adopting a waste to energy approach, resulting in the burning of potentially valuable materials that could be repurposed. We would like to investigate best practice of cities that have adopted circular principles- best examples, and policy and economic instruments that enabled this change to occur.
- How digitisation will positively affect sustainability outcomes and where the hot spots or intervention are.
- Best examples of Nature based solutions in Europe.
- Blockchain technology for enhancing circularity of materials specifically for plastics at the interface between chemicals, products and EU waste legislation
- Blockchain technology for enabling traceability of food and transparency across the whole value chains
- Digitisation as innovation driver for Circular Economy, e.g. smart packaging, smart and intelligent assets
- Role of digitisation in overcoming information gaps in local to global value chains that prevent closing product and material loops
- Best examples of digital business models and innovations enabling dematerialization of products
- Digitization as enabler for individualization of demand to reduce mass production and reduce global material flows
- Enhancing eco-design and modular design for consumer products through digital solutions and platforms
- How to solve lack of ICT systems’ interoperability, legal uncertainty related to the use and access to data, and allocation of intellectual property rights through digital solutions
- Best examples of scale-up of digital business models enabling circularity of materials, specifically plastics, metal and cement
- Recommendations for a policy framework supporting digital material passports for plastics in consumer products to increase recovery, upcycling and re-use rates
- Best cases of open source and shared IP business models and innovations and how to translate learnings to accelerate circularity of materials specifically plastics, metal and cement
Read more here.