SP 10.4 Adaptation as an innovation and market opportunity

Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Diamond Room II

Climate adaptation services are developed to disseminate and tailor climate information to users in order to help them to adapt to climate change. To develop useful climate adaptation services for public and private sector, strong collaboration between climate scientists, adaptation scientists and climate adaptation service providers (e.g. consultants) is crucial. This facilitated brokerage session aims at exploring what knowledge exchange is needed and how to enhance partnerships between science and consultancies engaged in the climate adaptation service market. The discussion will focus also on business models, intellectual properties and customers acquisition.

Organised by Petra Manderscheid, Joint Programming Initiative – Climate, Belgium
Partners DNV GL, Norway
Wageningen UR, the Netherlands
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Denmark
Chair Asun Lera St. Clair, DNV GL, Norway
Rapporteur Alexandre Fernandes, JPI Climate, Belgium

Partnerships for Climate Solutions
Bente Pretlove, DNV GL, Norway

Medium-size consultant focusing on adaptation
John Firth, Acclimatise, United Kingdom

Small-size consultant
Simone Kongsbak, Smith Innovation, Denmark