Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology


PERIOD: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2027




RESIST will strengthen the resilience and accelerate the transformation and increase adaptive capacity of 12 climate-vulnerable EU
regions, implementing 4 large-scale demonstrators of resilient innovations for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) with quintuple-helix
partnerships (including 1 in a less developed region) and promote transfer of know-how and innovative solutions to 8 twin regions (of
which 4 less developed regions) through both physical mutual-learning activities and innovative immersive digital twins.

The consortium will engage EU associations, CCA research groups, scientific experts, social engagement and communication institutions, innovation agencies and 1 Venture Capital Fund to co-create and validate innovative solutions, raise awareness, leverage citizens participation and promote sustainable exploitation of results towards the markets.

RESIST will contribute to the EU agenda on CCA, through intervention in 3 main areas:

  1. Promote and demonstrate an innovative, more participative approach to resilience and CC adaptation in 4 demonstrator
    and 8 twinning regions (including 5 less developed regions in total) demonstrating >12 new solution lines, accelerating regional resilience and helping reach the adaptation-mission objectives of ‘building resilience and upscaling solutions through 100 demonstrators and accelerating the transition in 200 pilot regions and communities by 2030’ reaching already 4% and 6% of these aims by 2027, with 4
    demonstrators and involvement of 12 regions
  2. Co-design and contribute to the development of new regional measures, policy instruments and social and technological solutions in 12 regions involving 22m citizens, increasing awareness/resilience by 10% and levels of green investments by 20%,
  3. Reducing economic losses due to natural hazards such as floods by 14% and climate protection gap by 50%; Reduce time-to-market/risk for >100 new CCA Solutions from providers across Europe, offering them scale-up for their products.

The consortium is composed by 56  organisations belonging to 15 European countries that include EU institutions such as research centers, companies, municipalities, those responsible for emergency management, which in the case of the Large Scale Demonstrator of Catalonia includes the Management General of Civil Protection and Emergencies, the town councils of Terrassa and Blanes, the company Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions, the UOC and the UPC.