Stuttgart supports innovative climate solutions


Stuttgart Climate Innovation Fund is set to support more innovative climate-related projects in the upcoming period. This news is followed by the implementation of numerous good ideas in this field last year, the city of Stuttgart announced on its website.

As part of the financing program for nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation, the second round of funding applications is now open and will close at the end of May.

Hauke ​​Diederich from the Stuttgart Climate Innovation Fund stated: “We want to give stakeholders from science, business and civil society the opportunity to try out new approaches. On the one hand, this involves the transfer of new solutions into practice and, on the other hand, the scaling of pilot projects”.

In order for applications to be approved, strict criteria must be met. First of all, the proposal must be innovative. At the same time, the proposed project must have a clear climate impact, for example, by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, while also being feasible and economical.

In the first round, 18 project proposals were approved, totaling roughly five million euro in funding. New energy consultancy approaches, a digital climate community for Stuttgart, and innovative mobility and energy management at Stuttgart’s Synergiepark were among them.

The Stuttgart Climate Innovation Fund, in particular, focuses on transformational and transdisciplinary projects that contribute significantly to climate protection and climate change adaptation. Universities, businesses, initiatives, and organizations may apply, but private people are not permitted to do so.

An interdisciplinary team of specialists from the Stuttgart Climate Innovation Fund will be responsible for assessing the proposals. (photo credit: Darwin Laganzon/Pixabay)