What is EIT Climate-KIC?
EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero-carbon economy.
We are supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union that boosts innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. The EIT has created numerous “Knowledge and Innovation Communities” (KICs) focused on different societal challenges, and EIT Climate-KIC is the innovation community addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.
We have brought together a world-class network of partners – from businesses of every size, academia and the public sector – who share a common interest in tackling climate change. We create new partnerships to integrate research, business and technology in order to transform innovative ideas into new goods, services and jobs.
We offer services to entrepreneurs to help them create their businesses, and we train students to use their climate change knowledge in the business world.
Where is EIT Climate-KIC based?
We operate across 13 European centres, including the major cities of Brussels, London, Paris and Berlin. Each centre has a director that forms part of an executive team led by our chief executive officer, who is based in our Amsterdam office. We cultivate our relationship with Europe from our Brussels office.
How does EIT Climate-KIC fight climate change?
We address climate change across four priority areas where focused climate innovation can have the most impact: urban transitions, sustainable production systems, sustainable land use and decision metrics &finance.
We identify challenges across these areas and develop innovation with the most potential for environmental gain and continued prosperity.
Education is at the heart of these focus areas, as we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of climate leaders. We run programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities, convening a community of the best people and organisations.