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AlgaeVALOR

Valorisation of Seaweed for Non-Food Applications

The common challenge in the 'green-blue sector' is the creation of value for every aspect of seaweed. Whilst seaweed already has a sustainable outlook, and the NWE region is regarded as quite resource efficient, still more effort and innovation shoul...

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DigiHerb

Building digital and informatics innovation capacity of regional herbaria in NWE

To effectively tackle biodiversity issues, it is crucial to establish a robust foundation of biological data for comparison. Digitised herbarium collections are now being used to address important research questions on biodiversity issues across dive...

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SIMONE

Systemic Innovations with Multiple performance evaluated in ON-farm Experimentations

SIMONE will explore innovative farming methods through on-farm testing, aiming to improve the sustainability and performance of farms.SIMONE will identify, deliver, and evaluate innovations that involve technical, environmental, and economic dimensio...

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MSD-CARE

Overcoming barriers to adoption of innovations preventing MSDs among NWE caregivers

ContextCaregivers (including nurses, nursing assistants and informal caregivers) in NWE are coming under increasing pressure. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common, and lead to life-affecting injuries, absenteeism and early retirement. Over 50%...

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PREUSE

Public Responses to Enable the Use of Salvaged building Elements

PREUSE is an international research project that aims to help local and regional public authorities improve the management of their material resources and implement solutions within their territory to reclaim and reuse building materials. Despite an ...

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Upcycling Trust

Upcycling substandard buildings into affordable housing with Community Land Trusts

ContextThe housing crisis affecting many cities in the NWE region is calling for the production of more affordable housing. Building new housing is often in conflict with many cities' circular strategies, including the preservation of existing open s...

WISTAR

Waterways for Green Inland Sustainable Transport and Rural businesses

Road transportation is energy inefficient & contributes to high CO2 emissions. Initiative like NAIADES III highlight the urgent need to shift towards waterways for reducing CO2 emissions. WISTAR addresses this priority by harnessing the potential of ...

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Cool Neighbourhoods

Cool Neighbourhoods

The average rise in temperature in cities due to global warming leads to local heat islands and heat risks for inhabitants. As risks will become more prevalent throughout NWE’s densely populated territories, demand for urban cooling interventions wil...

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