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News  |  13 Feb 2017

The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus Call is open for applications - Info and matchmaking webinar on February 16

The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus brings together research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The call is a joint call by Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe and is open for applications until March 15, 2017. On February 16, a webinar informs about the call with webinar participants having the opportunity to pitch their projects.

The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus call aims to develop more resilient, applied urban solutions that bring inter- and trans-disciplinary research and innovation together from across the globe. The interactions between food, water and energy are of paramount interest to policy, science and the society at large, today and even more so in the upcoming decades. Challenges connected with population increase and food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources demand solutions.

The call topics will enable the participants to develop projects that aim to find solutions to the Food-Water-Energy nexus for a sustainable urbanisation. The goal is to rapidly evolve the knowledge base, advance indicators and assessment tools that are needed for a comprehensive understanding of the FWE nexus.

  • Topic 1: Robust knowledge, indicators and assessments
  • Topic 2: Multi-level governance and management
  • Topic 3: Managing strategies and solutions

Read more about the topics and application

Potential applicants are companies, cities, municipalities, regions, consumers, citizens’ representatives, NGOs and research organisations. The total amount of funding is approx. 34m Euro.

The call not only gives funding to create the necessary solutions but also offers access to a global network of researchers, practitioners, stakeholders and experts in urban development. The activities include knowledge sharing, networking, programme seminars, dissemination of results and a website acting as an information and networking hub.

You are very welcome to contact your national contact point for further info about the call.
List of national contact points

Detailed information about the call including application info, the full call text and contact persons is available on www.sugi-nexus.org

Info webinar on February 16: Pitch your project!

On February 16, 15:00 CET, a webinar informs about the call with the latest news and also gives the opportunity for Q&A, matchmaking and pitching of projects. Participants are encouraged to prepare a three-minute pitch of their projects and define what partners they are looking for. You can also send a 2 slide Powerpoint presentation to magnus.brink@iqs.se until February 15, 15:00 CET, it will be shown together with your pitch. We also encourage publishing information on the Linkedin page and the Future Earth platform.

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