Horizon Nua is a not-for-profit foundation specialising in social innovation, research, capacity-
building and communications. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable EU economy
as set out in the Green Deal by empowering social and nature-based enterprises.

  • We deliver online and offline capacity building measures to equip local authorities, policy makers, social entrepreneurs and nature-based entrepreneurs with insights and tools to enable them to better address societal challenges and measure the impact of changes made.

  • We co-create and deliver customised training programmes to equip local authorities, policy makers and other stakeholders with the tools necessary to secure financing for nature-based solutions and to leverage that financing to stimulate social innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • We sustain innovations emerging from Horizon 2020 projects beyond initial project funding. Horizon Nua manages the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform and coordinates activities to promote the nature-based economy, including the delivery of a series of high profile webinars, workshops and events.

  • We excel at project and event management, communications and crafting award winning funding proposals leading to social innovation.


    Horizon Nua was established in 2017 as a spin-off from the Connecting Nature project.

About Connecting Nature
Connecting Nature is a €11.4m five year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Programme. With a consortium of 30 partners within 16 European countries, and hubs in Brazil, China, Korea & The Caucasus (Georgia and Armenia), the projects works with local authorities, communities, industry partners, NGOs and academics who are investing in large scale implementation of nature–based projects in urban settings. >> Learn More