The nine partners and the Advisory Expert Committee (AEC) of the project are extremely well placed to analyze the current weaknesses in the climate services deployment approaches and systems, identify opportunities and potentials, rigorously test market development approaches, and engage a large variety of climate service users and other stakeholders. The excellence of the consortium can be summarized as:
- An interdisciplinary, innovative yet fitting representation of relevant disciplines and expertise (market research, innovation economics, economics of (public) infrastructure, information economics, innovation management, market development, climate science, climate services, governance of (semi)public infrastructure, governance of information networks, users studies of technological development, science-technology and innovation governance studies)
- Representing together the various stages in the climate services supply chain
- Well connected with other major players in climate service provision, with end-users and end-user groupings, and with climate service umbrella organisations
- Optimally positioned to provide feedback and linkages to the relevant platforms and research and innovation actions by involving stakeholders both as informants and as recipients of outreach actions.
- Adopting a co-creative process (i.e. via Living Labs, Constructive Technology Assessment) in climate services development, involving (potential) climate service users, producers and facilitators in order to overcome the main barriers to climate service deployment.