European project Network Nature

Advancing nature-based solutions together - New platform inspired by nature to build resilience

Designed to bring more nature and natural features and processes into our daily life, nature-based solutions (NbSs) support economic growth, create jobs and improve our overall well-being. Nature can help provide viable solutions that provide sustainable, cost-effective, multipurpose and flexible alternatives. It can pave the way towards a more resource-efficient, competitive and greener economy.

The NetworkNature project will establish a European and global platform allowing all interested stakeholders to access and contribute cutting-edge, innovative knowledge and expertise on NbSs. It will be a comprehensive, up-to-date, open, user-oriented platform. With a consortium representing all relevant stakeholders, the project will build on ongoing work of all Horizon 2020 and BiodivERsA-funded NbS projects.

Steinbeis 2i GmbH is working together with five partners – ICLEI Europe - Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland and Belgium, BiodivERsA, France and Oppla, the Netherlands. 


  • maximising the EU’s potential to become a global leader in deploying innovative NBS
  • providing support to and strengthening the NBS community, particularly small and medium enterprises, practitioners and policy-makers
  • foster market uptake as well as the transfer and application of innovative NBS
  • enhancing international cooperation to upscale the implementation of NBS.

NetworkNature will help transform the EU’s vision of becoming a leader for NBS into reality through a comprehensive, up-to-date, open, user-oriented platform for NBS.

Steinbeis 2i is as a project partner responsible for exploitation and dissemination of the project results and IPR management. It supports Nature-Based Enterprise and Business Models and Finance.

Project duration: 06/2020 – 07/2023

Participating countries: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland

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