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2022 – a busy year so far

Three o’clock turned two last March. That meant it was time for us to look back at our achievements, the work we delivered and where we want to go. 

โ€œConstantly think about how you could be doing things better and keep questioning yourself.โ€

Elon Musk

2020 and 2021 were exciting years, starting a new adventure, taking on inspiring projects and assignments, working with new clients and collaborating with new partners. That’s why Year 2 also meant it was time to revamp our website to reflect what we do best and focus on our mission, which is to bridge the gap between science, technology and people, by raising awareness and addressing real societal needs.

In 2022, we are kicking off 4 new European research and innovation projects, in which we will be applying participatory design approaches, bringing stakeholders, users and citizens into the creative process โ€” to get to better solutions, with more impact.

New projects also means a bigger team. We are excited to welcome a new colleague in September and have one new job opening for a Social Media and Digital Content Editor 

Here’s a snapshot of our new projects ๐Ÿ‘‡

A more climate neutral and resilient society in Africa

The ONEPlanET project  will develop a decision support tool and capacity building materials to help African Public Authorities and energy stakeholders to better understand the interactions between the energy, water, food Nexus sectors. ONEPlanET will empower local stakeholders to design green energy transition strategies in Africa and will deliver technical and policy recommendations to implement energy infrastructures and build a more climate neutral and resilient society in Africa.

An educational programme to support the energy transition

The RES4CITY project will aim to enhance the development of sustainable renewables and fuel technologies in cities by co-designing an innovative educational programme with stakeholders and promoting sustainability and circularity, filling the knowledge and skills gaps for a successful energy transition.

Better water management in urban areas

Polluted water runoffs are one of the greatest threats to public health and biodiversity. The D4RUNOFF project will investigate these events and their impact on urban water quality.ย It will develop novel detection methods and sensors to improve monitoring of water management systems. It will also design a multi-criteria methodology and an AI-based platform to support decision-making for water utilities, urban planners and policy-makers in the design of cost-effective mitigation solutions.

Strengthening Europe’s resilience to emerging health threats

Past and recent health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have shown there is a need for stronger and more inclusive preparedness and responsiveness to epidemic-prone pathogens at the EU and global level. The IDAlert project aims to tackle this challenge by developing a range of decision-support tools and systems to enable decision-makers to act on time with improved responses.