CRUNCH is a three year project
that explores the Food, Water,
Energy NEXUS. It is running
from 2017 - 2021 and will build
an Integrated Decision Support
System, which is an assessment
tool for cities.

CRUNCH Timeline for Innovation and Impact Delivery

The development of the CRUNCH project began in 2016 and involves 19 partners from 6 countries.

Commencement of project development and consortium building: June 2016
Stage 1 Call opening: December 2016
Pre-proposal deadline: March 2017
Invitations to submit full proposal: May 2017
Stage 2 Full proposal deadline: September 2017
Funding decisions announced: December 2017
Start of funded project: April 2018
CRUNCH Final Project Phase with the Urban Transition Pathways Symposium: March 2021


Media Releases

The CRUNCH project was selected from 88 proposals submitted in a 2-stage competitive process.
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25 senior researchers from six countries came together to commence the important work in an intensive research workshop in Southend-on- Sea on 23rd April, and in London on 24th April 2018.
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“The CRUNCH consortium brings together a breadth of expertise and diversity of technical, social and business disciplines to develop a new knowledge platform, support better decision making and work on the common challenges. We are aiming for ground-breaking outcomes that are truly transdisciplinary, working closely with local stakeholders at every step of the project.”

Structure of Work Plan

There are seven work packages that will be delivered by the Consortium.

Co-creating the CRUNCH Framework

In all six participating cities, different content-specific methods will be applied to co-create the Urban Living Labs(ULL).