SC5 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

The Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme focuses on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy, with a strong commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the targets of the Paris Agreement.

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The Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme focuses on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy, with a strong commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the targets of the Paris Agreement.

The work programme for 2018-2020 focuses on several priorities in two general calls with many topics and subtopics:

  • Building a low carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement
  • Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Circular economy
    • Raw materials
    • Water for our environment, economy and society
    • Innovating cities for sustainability and resilience
    • Protecting and leveraging the value of natural and cultural assets (including earth observation, nature-based solutions, disaster risk reduction, natural capital accounting and heritage alive).
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AVIA-GIS - Software Technologies for a Healthier World

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that supports society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management functionalities and go to the market. With the grant, that was an essential component of their second investment round, Avia-GIS aims at raising its revenue from the current 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

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