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A Spanish SME, that offers services and patented products in the field of nature-based solutions, is looking for entities applying to different Horizon Europe topics to be integrated into international consortiums

Country of Origin: Spain
Reference Number: TOES20200915001
Publication Date: 15 September 2020


A Spanish SME specialized in the sustainability field, with previous experience in the preparation and execution of H2020 granted projects, is offering their expertise providing both services and patented products focused on nature-based solutions (NBS). They aim to collaborate as partners on international consortiums applying to different Horizon Europe topics. The company is offering their know-how, skills and capabilities through research cooperation agreements


The company was established in 2014 and has grown constantly since then. It is deeply specialized in nature-based solutions (NBS), through the integration of nature and architecture. The Spanish SME has developed different systems for vertical gardens, green roofs, natural pools and other green tools. Due to that experience it has participated on European funded projects to implement green infrastructures in urban environments.

The current COVID-19 crisis is a reminder of the importance of the relationships between biodiversity and human health. nature based solutions are an excellent tool to bring this biodiversity and other benefits of nature into the cities. Developing the knowledge and tools required to prove and test the potential of NBS is more necessary than any time before, and partnerships on European projects must be focused on this target. In this context the company can assist public and private companies to restore degraded nature diversity and ecosystems, but also to provide NBSs focused to introduce natural biodiversity in urban environments.

They have identified the following topics in Horizon Europe in which they could provide its expertise and become a valuable partner for a consortium:

HORIZON-CL4-2021-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-12: Breakthrough technologies supporting technological sovereignty in construction (RIA)
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D1-02-05: Let nature help do the job: Rewilding landscapes for carbon sequestration, climate adaptation and biodiversity support
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D2-01-16: Co-Funded Partnership: Driving Urban Transitions to a sustainable future (DUT)
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D6-01-09: Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure, with a focus on inland waterways
HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-05: The economics of nature-based solutions: cost-benefit analysis, market development and funding
HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-06: Nature-based solutions, prevention and reduction of risks and the insurance sector
HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-11: What else is out there? Exploring the connection between biodiversity, ecosystems services, pandemics and epidemic risk
HORIZON-CL6-2022-BIODIV-01-03: Network for nature: multi-stakeholder dialogue platform to promote nature-based solutions
HORIZON-CL6-2021-COMMUNITIES-01-06: Inside and outside: educational innovation with nature-based solutions
HORIZON-CL6-2022-COMMUNITIES-01-05: Assessing the socio-politics of nature-based solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities
HORIZON-CL6-2022-COMMUNITIES-02-02-two-stage: Developing nature-based therapy for health and well-being

The Spanish company can offer a large experience on real implementation of the NBSs, including knowledge on common barriers that the organizations can find at the moment to apply them, as well as materials, specifications and installation for the solutions. The SME provides also have a big research and development experience, so they are qualified to search new solutions adapted to any kind of conditions. In addition, they have a solid network of public and private clients that would serve as potential end-users for NBSs, in case that the result of the project is focused in the development of a commercial product like in Fast Track to Innovation calls.




Advantages and Innovations

The Spanish company can provide to the future international consortium:

·Research and development capabilities.
·Innovative NBS products already on the market.
·Real implementation experience.
·Participatory strategy development and implementation.
·Communication campaigns and materials.
·Project results outreach and knowledge transfer.
·Stakeholders relationships.

Stage Of Development

Available for demonstration

Requested partner

The Spanish SME is searching for universities, research centers, public entities or innovative enterprises that are creating international consortiums to apply to Horizon Europe calls/topics (mainly those identified above) focused on ecosystem restoration, nature based solutions and adaptation to climate change. The company will provide its services, products, research capabilities and previous expertise on the development and implementation of funded European projects. The type of cooperation will be based on research cooperation agreements.

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