The project is co-funded from the European Commission (Grant Agreement reference 690462) |

Knowledge brokerage and dissemination

Lead: WenR


  • Share and analyse knowledge among partners and innovation hub teams to assist them to make progress in bringing climate services into concrete city action plans
  • Extract knowledge from partners and innovation hubs
  • Analyse lessons from INNOVA to transfer them transnationally in a broader group of knowledge partners and cities.

Description of Activities

  • Task 4.1 Four exchange sessions at study visits between partners and innovation hubs to discuss and analyse innovative projects. Drivers and barriers will be defined. How do climate services contribute to innovative projects? Which impacts climate services produced in INNOVA will have? And how to measure them? The following sessions will be held:
    • Climate services and risk assessment (French Antilles)
    • Negotiation and policy making process. Choose between climate oriented and integrated actions to be undertaken, aiming for benefits and co-benefits. (In Nijmegen, connected with the 2018 Nijmegen Green Capital events)
    • Climate services and urban planning (Valencia)
    • Climate services and large and small scale project interventions (Kiel).
  • Task 4.2 Context analysis (physical and governance). Existing European literature on will be analysed, interpreted and shared for the partners and innovation hubs. Different physical (landscape, geomorphology, climate) and social (governance, planning and culture) contexts will be described and used to better understand each other’s innovations and processes (including drivers and barriers). Goal is a better understanding of the innovation hubs (project level) and of the potential for cross national transferability of INNOVA’s innovations.
  • Task 4.3 Upscaling
    • Task 4.3.1 Data platform contribution. During the project a 2nd generation open source data platform will be established (using already existing EU related platforms; i.e. we will not develop our own platform). Here project data (data base); information, narratives and visualisations will be shared.
    • Task 4.3.2 Upscaling to businesses. Business opportunities.with participating businesses (design/planning, construction, products) on chances for businesses to develop and deploy new products and services in innovation hubs and beyond (elsewhere and after the project).
    • Task 4.3.3 Upscaling to cities.
      • Development of different long term planning (100 year) scenarios for each innovation hub to get insight in the consequences of climate change adaptation and in the long term potential for adaptation. To make them aware of the long term risks and the way climate services and innovative planning can foresee these risks.
      • Project partners and innovation hubs will ‘spread the news’ by presentations while joining conferences and publications in professional and scientific magazines. Networks where cities participate will be used (C40, ICLEI, EUROCITIES, Rockefeller Foundations and others) and by dicsussing further upscaling of the results of the innovation hubs and INNOVA’s developed knowledge.
      • EU funds (ERDF and other) will be used to obtain subsidies and thus stimulate further deployment of the hub plans and related cities within their region or network. For this concrete upscaling  a concept and prototype business case will be developed for ERDF funding.
  • Task 4.5 Upscaling to professionals. Scape magazine ( is  a magazine for cutting edge landscape architect and planning businesses. Ten e-zines will be prepared and distributed (and stored at the data platform) to provide them with cutting edge information from INNOVA hubs and scientists.
  • Task 4.6 Upscaling to the scientific community. Papers will be prepared for peer reviewed journals as GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, J. OF CLIMATE SERVICES, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATIC CHANGE, EARTH’S FUTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY

Expected results and deliverables

  • D4.1 Four session reports
  • D4.2 Report on innovation hubs contexts. Including analysis of innovation hubs in their context
  • D4.3.1 Data platform in common work with WP1
  • D4.3.2 Development of long term planning scenarios
  • D4.3.3 Report on business opportunities related to upscaling from innovation hubs
  • D4.3.4 A concept and prototype business case will be developed for ERDF funding
  • D4.5 Ten Scape e-zines
  • D4.6 10 Peer reviewed papers


  • M4.1 Inventory of existing data platforms and decision where to connect the INNOVA knowledge to share with the outside world
  • M4.2 Inventory of hub and other partner networks for presentations on conferences and lobbying activities