This report summarises 1) the progress and results of the fast follower cities (A Coruna (ES), Burgas (BR), Ioannina (GR), Malaga (ES), Nicosia (CY), Pavlos Melas (GR) and Sarajevo (BiH)) of the Connecting Nature project in securing funding for NbS implementation, and 2) the contribution of Open Innovation Teams in implementing NbS as part of the Connecting Nature Framework process on the large scale implementation of nature-based solutions. Building on the concepts developed and tested with front runner cities, each fast follower city has implemented the Business Model Canvas for Nature-based Solutions and established Open Innovation Teams to implement the NbS in each city.