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Innovation in NBS Co-Design and Implementation

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), 0855 Oslo, Norway
Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management, Technical University of Munich, 85354 Freising, Germany
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples, Italy
Ground Instabilities and Erosion Risk Unit, Risks and Prevention Division, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), 3 av. Claude-Guillemin, P.B. 36009, CEDEX 02, 45060 Orléans, France
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Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 986;
Received: 14 December 2020 / Revised: 13 January 2021 / Accepted: 15 January 2021 / Published: 19 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nature-Based Solutions—Concept, Evaluation, and Governance)
Impacts in the form of innovation and commercialization are essential components of publicly funded research projects. PHUSICOS ("According to nature" in Greek), an EU Horizon 2020 program (H2020) Innovation Action project, aims to demonstrate the use of nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate hydrometeorological hazards in rural and mountainous areas. The work program is built around key innovation actions, and each Work Package (WP) leader is specifically responsible for nurturing innovation processes, maintaining market focus, and ensuring relevance for the intended recipients of the project results. Key success criteria for PHUSICOS include up-scaling and mainstream implementation of NBS to achieve broader market access. An innovation strategy and supporting tools for implementing this within PHUSICOS has been developed and key concepts forming the basis for this strategy are presented in this research note. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovation; up-scaling; nature-based solutions (NBS); hydrometeorological hazards; PHUSICOS project; flooding; landslides; avalanches; rockfall; Europe innovation; up-scaling; nature-based solutions (NBS); hydrometeorological hazards; PHUSICOS project; flooding; landslides; avalanches; rockfall; Europe
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Strout, J.M.; Oen, A.M.P.; Kalsnes, B.G.; Solheim, A.; Lupp, G.; Pugliese, F.; Bernardie, S. Innovation in NBS Co-Design and Implementation. Sustainability 2021, 13, 986.

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Strout, James M., Amy M.P. Oen, Bjørn G. Kalsnes, Anders Solheim, Gerd Lupp, Francesco Pugliese, and Séverine Bernardie. 2021. "Innovation in NBS Co-Design and Implementation" Sustainability 13, no. 2: 986.

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