We are always looking for new opportunities to join projects
contributing to the transition to a sustainable economy.
Below is an example of some of the innovative projects Horizon Nua has partnered in.
- GoGreenRoutes (2020-2024) is a Horizon 2020-funded project, coordinated by the National University of Ireland Maynooth, that is about natural ways to foster urban mental health and well-being. Its trans-disciplinary consortium will pioneer a unique approach to nature-based solutions (NBS) by creating green corridors and cultivating a positive human-nature relationship. The project’s goal is to position European citizens as world ambassadors of urban sustainability. Advancing mental health and well-being, the project's components will focus on nature-based enterprise, sustainable physical activity and digital, cultural and knowledge innovation. A knowledge ecosystem with urban communities will raise awareness about links between human and environmental health.
Role of Horizon Nua: Leader of WP4 ''GROW: Innovation Training and Development''. This WP has innovation at its core and will work to develop an innovation ecosystem, fostering intersectoral collaboration across GoGreen Routes Cultivating and Seed Cities. This will provide a foundation for the implementation of NBS and nature-based enterprises (NBE) both now and in the future. Clustering with other projects, training and knowledge-exchange initiatives will exploit our activities for growth and create learning which can be shared with our Cross-Pollination Network.
- Connecting Nature (2017-2021) is a €12m Horizon 2020 Innovation Action, coordinated by Trinity College Dublin, with the ambition of positioning Europe as a global leader in the design, development and implementation of Nature-based Solutions. 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.
Role of Horizon Nua: Support with proposal preparation, negotiation and leader of WP6 Dissemination, Knowledge Management and Enterprise Acceleration. Development and management of the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform. Co-author of Finance and Entrepreneurship Guidebooks and lead partner on delivery of Business Model canvas workshops and support programmes for Nature-based Solutions.