• Client: European Commission - DG Research & Innovation (RTD)
  • Implementation period: 2013 - 2017 (Ongoing)
  • Geographic coverage: European Union

How can the EU become a research and innovation leader in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw materials?

Trinomics is one of the project partners within the FP7 RECREATE consortium, a policy support network that collects and analyses strategic information about medium and long term research and innovation trends and prospects in the Horizon 2020 priority fields of Climate, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials.

The aim of the project is to create a clear cut research agenda for these Horizon 2020 priority areas using a research and innovation (R&I) perspective and a transition management approach that (a) looks at the trade-offs and synergies between raw materials, resource efficiency and climate change mitigation, (b) engages key stakeholders in a pro-active manner, and (c) has a perspective beyond 2020.

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Key outputs of the research done throughout the project include:

  • A scoreboard for policymakers, researchers and other actors to assess the state of research in different EU countries;
  • An exercise taking stock of 40 case studies of policies in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw materials in EU and non-EU countries;
  • A forward-looking scenario-building exercise until the year 2050 in which R&I policy related to climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials are integrated in different ways;
  • Policy briefs dealing with relevant topics such as the promotion of solar leasing, transforming waste to fuel, or improving the EU R&I position with regards to climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials.