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Part time environmental research communicator needed

Climate Futures is seeking a self-starter with an interest and experience in clean technology and climate change solutions to manage the dissemination and communication of a renewable energy research programme – hybridGEOTABS (www.hybridgeotabs.eu). The role will involve coordinating the needs of academic and industry partners and delivering work programmes, including:… READ MORE >

Horizon 2020 evaluation briefing

I undertook my first Horizon 2020 (H2020) evaluation recently. A few common themes emerged which I thought might be of interest to H2020 proposal writers. Also included is a summary of the evaluation process itself, providing background context. Charles Henderson, Project Director  … READ MORE >

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September 2016 newsletter

Regardless of the ongoing Brexit stramash (an apt Scottish word!), our eyes are on European partnership as we enter the final phase of TESS and prepare for our role as disseminator for new Horizon 2020 research into optimising geothermal energy for large buildings. We're also evaluating the impact of our Climate Smart Agriculture project in Malawi. Read more     … READ MORE >


February 2016 news update

  Welcome to our February 2016 news update Delivering impact for European research projects has been our main focus over the past few months. We have developed a community ‘resilience tool’ for TESS, written the impact chapter for a Horizon 2020 proposal and disseminated findings from our evaluator survey.… READ MORE >

H2020 evaluator survey

Insights into Horizon 2020 research impact: survey findings

The overall success rate of eligible full proposals under the first 100 Horizon 2020 (H2020) calls was only 14%. Many months of applicant time are spent submitting rejected proposals. Research impact is a major distinguishing factor in a winning proposal. We undertook this survey to find out what makes a proposal improve its competitiveness and stand out.  Condenser… READ MORE >

Deadline imminent! Discover what Horizon 2020 evaluators expect from winning proposals

Q2: What are the key components that made the H2020 proposals you evaluated stand out? (views of three evaluators) … READ MORE >

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Insights into winning Horizon 2020 funding: exclusive access to research findings

Horizon 2020 (H2020) has a greater emphasis on research impact than previous EU funding streams such as FP6 and FP7. In 2014, 26,000 eligible proposals were submitted, of which 3,800 were above the threshold (16%), but only 1,400 grants were awarded. Although a third of an evaluation score is awarded for impact, it is widely understood that it can be the major distinguishing factor in a winning proposal. Climate Futures is undertaking a study to better understand the views of both H2020 applicants and evaluators on the subject of winning research impact:… READ MORE >

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From pure to applied environmental research – ENDS Report feature

This is a summary of a feature article written by Charles Henderson for the ENDS Report June 2015 Issue… READ MORE >

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How divestment is reframing the climate conversation

Like a laden truck on the apex of Montmatre’s hill, it feels like the divestment agenda is starting its exhilarating ride to the Paris COP21. The Guardian has launched what feels like an all out assault on this most graspable of climate topics.… READ MORE >


Insetting: reducing emissions that other approaches cannot reach

There’s an emerging new approach in town, Insetting, being used by businesses to bolster their commodity supply chains, develop better relationships with smallholder farmers and reduce ‘difficult to reach’ Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inextricably linked to their operations, in far-flung parts of the world. An example is shade tree planting over coffee crops, which can improve the growth environment , buffer against weather shocks and sequester carbon at the same time.… READ MORE >