University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences

Country: Serbia

University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences (UNSPMF) is an educational and research institution with around 600 employees and 4500 students covering mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental protection, ecology and geography. UNSPMF is firmly committed to internationalization and is participating in available EU and global programmes funding education and research along with many bi- and multilateral education and research projects. UNSPMF is a leading scientific institution, a regional reference point in climate change research. UNSPMF is coordinating H2020 EXtremeClimTwin project GA952384 and is partner on GreenSCENT project GA101036480

Wageningen University – Department of Environmental Sciences

Country: Netherladns

Wageningen University’s mission is to improve quality of life by exploring nature’s potential with industry, governments, and research institutes worldwide. The university hosts 12,000+ students from 100+ countries and employs 2,700 staff. The Climate Change theme is one of five core themes at WU-DES, with the Water Systems and Global Change Group working on it. WU-DES has a strong history of completing EU projects.

Loughborough University

Country:United Kingdom

Loughborough University was established by Royal Charter in 1966 but the institution was originally founded in 1909 as a technical institute with strong emphasis on developing practical skills and knowledge applicable to the wider world. The same ethos continues to the present day and is reflected by the Global Challenges Programme. This brings together more than 2500 staff and research students seeking to deliver solutions to significant societal challenges in changing environments and infrastructure, energy, health and well-being, secure and resilient societies. Smaller research clusters are undertaking world class research into built environments, communication and culture, high-value manufacture, sports and exercise, as well as transport and technologies. During 2021-22, funding body grants, research contracts and grants amounted to nearly £80 million. This enables Loughborough to be consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK as a research-intensive university. According to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 90% of Loughborough’s research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’. In 2022, Loughborough University was ranked No. 1 in the UK for employer-student connections and within the top 25 globally.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Country: Spain

UAB, located near Barcelona, is one of the major public universities in Spain. Since its foundation in 1968, it has been acknowledged for its excellence in promoting quality in teaching and attracting international talent. In the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB placed second among Spanish universities, 170th in the world and 75th in Europe. Regarding UAB’s research activity, the following 2021 annual data stand out: +5,454 articles published (Clarivate Analytics WoS), 281 research agreements, 168 national projects, 40 patents filed and 2 new companies hosted at the UAB’s Research Park. UAB has +40,000 students, almost 6,000 researchers and teaching staff, and hosts +5,000 foreign students. UAB offers more than 100 BA degree, more than 140 MA degrees and 8 Erasmus Mundus MA; 67 doctoral programs and an average of 640 PhD dissertations are defended per year. UAB promotes new business projects, focuses on activities associated with local socioeconomic needs, and disseminates new knowledge to collaborate in the social and economic development of the territory. UAB’s research covers extremely varied areas of knowledge into a single campus, which helps to promote multidisciplinary research. UAB is the hub of UAB Sphere, a knowledge ecosystem that includes research centres, most of them situated on the UAB’s campus. UAB Sphere also integrates local businesses, authorities, and the largest hospital network in Catalonia.

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities


SWPS University is a private university in Poland known for its excellence in Psychology, Law, Language Studies, Literature and Culture Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Management and Design. It has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research certificate and has 24 research centers and laboratories that conduct interdisciplinary local and international research projects. With over 2,000 papers in Scopus and numerous grants from the European Union and national and local funding agencies, SWPS University is one of the most active research universities in Poland, with about 200 research projects conducted each year.

Climate Adaptation Services

Country: Netherlands

Climate Adaptation Services (CAS) is a Dutch non-profit organization that offers a range of products and services to help anticipate and prepare for the impacts of climate change. The organization’s mission is to make scientific information more accessible, understandable, and applicable to a wider audience, utilizing a range of communication and visualization tools. The core principle behind CAS’s approach is to “keep it simple” by focusing on the essential information that local officials, water experts, advisers, and other professionals can use effectively. CAS has established a prominent position in the field of climate change adaptation within the Netherlands, where it has developed and manages several important initiatives, including the Dutch Climate Impacts Atlas (, the Spatial Adaptation Knowledge Portal (, and the Climate Damage Atlas (

Predictia Intelligent Data Solutions

Country: Spain

Predictia is a Spanish spin-off company from the University of Cantabria with 15 years of experience in applying Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to climate change and weather forecasting modelling, remote sensing and health data.

Predictia has experience developing software solutions for intensive data processing -including AI techniques- for clients like Iberdrola, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, the International Energy Agency or the Food and Agriculture Organization from the United Nations or the IPCC.


Country: Spain

CESIE, a Palermo-based non-profit with over 20 years of EU project management experience, focuses on capacity building for Higher Education and Research institutions, dedicating a decade to this endeavor. Led by its Higher Education and Research Unit (HE&R UNIT), CESIE drives innovative approaches, including:

  • Conducting socioeconomic analyses to differentiate and benchmark diverse business models, such as mass production versus circular economy, and fostering the development of new business models like Horizon 2020 LIVERUR.
  • Creating collaborative platforms, apps, and websites to facilitate co-creation and collaboration among stakeholders following the quintuple helix model, exemplified by FoTRRIS – a Horizon 2020 initiative promoting Responsible Research and Innovation.
  • Networking to promote circular economy integration across various sectors, illustrated by initiatives like the International Circular Construction Cluster, aiming to establish a global circular construction market, and ERRIN, a Brussels-based platform supporting R&I capacity enhancement and ecosystem development for its members.


Country: United Kingdom

Previsico are surface water flood forecasting specialists enabling people and organisations to minimise the impact of flooding.  Our core technology centres around real-time flood forecasting at street-level resolution, combining data from various sources and different types of modelling techniques. FloodMap Live produces round the clock street-level flood risk predictions and analytics. Uniquely, these are continuously modelled and updated using a combination of different weather forecasts. This allows us to map the likelihood of short and medium-term surface water flood events in real-time at street level.

    University for Development Studies

    Country: Ghana

    The University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, Ghana, is a leading public institution established in 1992 by the Government of Ghana to drive development, particularly in the northern region. Governed by PNDC Law 279, UDS is the fifth public university in Ghana. Its campuses in Nyankpala and Dungu host innovative programs like the Third Trimester Field Practical Programme (TTFPP), where first and second-year students gain hands-on experience tackling real-world development challenges in communities. This unique approach distinguishes UDS, fostering problem-solving skills and promoting a nuanced understanding of development studies.