LIFE call for proposals for environmental innovation

02.04.2020. The Environment and Climate Action Programme (LIFE) is the European Union’s financial instrument dedicated to the environment for the period 2014-2020. LIFE opens the call for co-financing projects in the environmental sector.

Its overall objective for the period 2014-2020 is to contribute to sustainable development and the achievement of the objectives and targets of the Europe 2020 strategy and the relevant EU environment and climate strategies and plans. The programme is divided into two subprogrammes: the Environment subprogramme accounts for 75 per cent of total funding, and the Climate Action subprogramme for 25 per cent of the budget.

The Iberian Centre for Research and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) encourages its beneficiaries and other entities related to the sector to submit their proposals. Within the framework of the LIFE Programme and the 2020 call, there are interesting opportunities to give continuity to various actions of the CILIFO project. It is important to highlight some priorities contained in the 2018-2020 Work Programme of the LIFE Programme, which may be of interest to CILIFO.

In this sense, CILIFO could obtain alternative sources of funding for some lines of study, research and dissemination being carried out by the project’s different Working Groups. Furthermore, a proposal promoted by CILIFO within the framework of the LIFE Programme could exploit CILIFO’s good practices and the results obtained by the CILIFO Working Groups.

Currently, the Finnova Foundation, the beneficiary of the CILIFO Project, is looking for collaboration entities to implement a LIFE Project in the 2020 call for proposals focused on the thematic area in which the CILIFO project is working. Furthermore, Finnova can contribute with innovative solutions thanks to the “Firefighting Open Innovation Lab – CILIFO”, the first accelerator/incubator specialized in forest fire prevention and extinction and co-founded by an Interreg programme in Europe. This Open Innovation Lab welcomes entities (entrepreneurs, spin-offs, start-ups, SMEs…) working in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation, including forest fire prevention and extinction.
Beneficiaries: Consortium between public and private bodies at local level: councils, town halls, universities, public or private companies (including SMEs) and associations.

For more information contact the CILIFO project coordinator at the Finnova Foundation, José Manuel Requena (jrequena@finnova.eu) or visit the web

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