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NTNU Climate-KIC Lessons: Learnings from project development with Climate-KIC

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17.11.2020 NTNU Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ Launch Week, Session: Experiences & Opportunities with EIT Climate-KIC. - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Horizon Europe.
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NTNU Climate-KIC Lessons: Learnings from project development with Climate-KIC

  1. 1. Learnings from project development with Climate-KIC Experiences & Opportunities with EIT Climate-KIC. European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Horizon Europe. NTNU Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ Launch Week. 17.11.2020. Dr. Dirk Ahlers Smart Sustainable Cities Group Department of Architecture and Design NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/dirk.ahlers
  2. 2. 2 Project experience • CTT – Carbon Track and Trace • CTT2.0 – Carbon Track and Trace 2.0 (starting point ➜ smart city projects, IoT projects, publications, CTT AS, …) • c-valuate – Economic options appraisal for low-carbon cities • (evaluation partner in other projects)
  3. 3. 3 CTT2.0 – Carbon Track and Trace: IoT emission sensor network https://www.ntnu.edu/ad/ctt
  4. 4. 4 Consortium building CTT2.0 example
  5. 5. 5 Climate-KIC network events • Good opportunities to exchange ideas and meet potential project partners • Necessary to understand the complexity • Not always ideal for an individual researcher • Talk to someone who is already “in” • Talk to Lars ;-)
  6. 6. 6 Benefits (2016-2018 experience) • Interesting European network and potential partners across sectors – Academia, industry, cities, networks, etc. • Focus on (climate) impact and innovation ➜ forces targeted ideas, brings in a business and scaleup angle • Applied research with industry/application/impact partners • Fast implementation of ideas • Pathfinder model – Easy support for fast ideation – ‘Startup’ funding for ideas • Low proposal and reporting overhead (but see next slide) • Possible scale-up path (fast result, little feedback) • “personal connection” on proposal preparation/submission • Ability to shape or contribute to strategy/operation
  7. 7. 7 Caveats (2015-2018 experience) • We at times were guinea pigs 🐹 • Complex structure of LoCal (City Finance Lab) – Climate-KIC (+ local chapters and focus areas) – EIT 🤔 • Call structures not always clear • Changing forms and reporting 🤔 • No multi-year small projects • Limited ability for non-CKIC members / subcontractors • Drawn out and error-prone financial reporting, auditing, payment 💸 (CKIC and NTNU) • Limited feedback on proposals • Hard to understand who to approach for an idea/proposal • No good project/partner overview at CKIC 🔬 • Lack of dissemination support 📣
  8. 8. 8 Takeaways and personal recommendations • Understand your own requirements and the EU landscape • Good to start with EU projects for quick ideas without going the full H2020 • If you start from scratch, start with partners and consortium building, find people and partners in the network • Double-check finances and project conditions with NTNU EU finance office, own department, and Lars • Validate ideas/proposals with Climate-KIC
  9. 9. 9 Q&A Contact Dirk Ahlers search://Dirk Ahlers @dirkahlers dirk.ahlers@ntnu.no Carbon Track and Trace (CTT) project documentation: https://www.ntnu.edu/ad/ctt C-Valuate: Improving City-Scale Low- Carbon Investment Decision-Making: Final report https://ntnuopen.ntnu.no/ntnu- xmlui/handle/11250/2607887
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Editor's Notes

  • Use NTNU EU support structure:
    NTNU EU Coordinators
    Department EU advisors
    NTNU EU Finance
    NTNU Brussels office
    NTNU Handbook of participation in European Platforms, Networks and Alliances
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