The first Greek Innovation Cluster on Disaster Resilience, DRIC Defkalion, is coordinated by ICCS/ I-SENSE

The Disaster Resilience Innovation Cluster – Defkalion (DRIC Defkalion) titled “Innovative Partnership for the Protection and Safety of Environmental Risks” aims to tackle climate change impacts by taking adaptation measures to mitigate its effects.

The Disaster Resilience Innovation Cluster – Defkalion (DRIC Defkalion) is the first coordinated, interdisciplinary and innovative collaborative action in Greece in the critical field of protection against environmental risks. DRIC Defkalion aims to bring together under the same umbrella businesses, research organisations and technology companies active in the field of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development to market innovative products and services, as well as research results with the ultimate goal to effectively manage and deal with natural disasters, environmental crises and civil protection emergencies for a healthy and safe environment and to achieve long-term sustainability.

Many companies today, recognizing the environmental aspects of their activities, invest in resources necessary for the adoption and implementation of an efficient Environmental Management System. At the same time, they are integrating modern technological innovations, aiming to continuously improve their environmental performance and reduce their operating costs. In this light, the Disaster Resilience Innovation Cluster DRIC Defkalion seeks to create a favorable environment for the presentation and promotion of private and public sector initiatives that promote such technological innovations in the market and solutions related with early warning of climatic hazards and disaster risk management.

The primary purpose DRIC Defkalion is to bring together businesses, scientific research organisations and technology companies focused on developing products, systems and services for the management and response to natural disasters, environmental crises and emergencies in the field of civil protection in the Environment & Sustainable Development – Climate Change sector. Through this cluster of forces, know-how and experience it will be possible to successfully produce and introduce new products / services to the market, as well as intermediate research results, such as product prototypes, patents and intellectual property in general (IPR).

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