Name of initiative Climate-KIC
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Starting year 2010
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Secretariat Climate-KIC European Headquarters

21 Great Winchester Street London EC2N 2JA, United Kingdom

Organisational structure Climate-KIC is led by our Assembly and Governing Board with representatives from our core partners.

Operationally, Climate-KIC are driven by an Executive Board led by Climate-KICs Chief Executive Officer. A Supervisory Board oversees the Executive Board. Climate-KIC operates through 13 centres across Europe and a headquarters in London. Climate-KIC includes a grouping of six major regions covering western, eastern and southern Europe. These are Central Hungary, Emilia-Romagna in Italy, Hessen in Germany, Lower Silesia in Poland, Valencian Region in Spain and the West Midlands in the UK. Each region brings together a cluster of key innovation players – public agencies, large and small companies, university and research bodies – to develop new ideas and initiatives for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Geographical coverage Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Name of lead organisation European Institute of Technology (EIT)
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Hungary


Description Climate-KIC is one of Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector.

Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. Climate-KIC supports this mission by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. Climate-KIC integrates education, entrepreneurship and innovation resulting in connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change.

Objectives Climate-KIC's mission is to bring together, inspire and empower a dynamic community to build a zero carbon economy and climate resilient society.

Climate-KIC's vision is to enable Europe to lead the global transformation towards sustainability.

Activities Climate-KIC brings together people with a common interest in the climate change challenge. Climate-KIC offers services to entrepreneurs to help them create their business and trains students in using their climate change knowledge in the business world.

Climate-KICs activities are driven by four climate change themes: Urban Transitions; Production Systems; Metrics & Finance and Sustainable Land Use

Together with its partners, Climate-KIC identifies markets for climate mitigation and adaption innovations through pathfinder projects, and invests in innovation projects to create products and services and take them to market through existing businesses, new joint ventures and spin-off companies. For a complete list of projects, see here:

Climate-KICs Flagship Projects are: Buidling Technologies Accelerator, Carbon City Lab, Enabling CO2 Reuse, Smart Sustainable Districts

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Companies 0
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Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0 Public agencies,  large and small companies,  university and research bodies,  students,  cities & regions and startups,  Climate-KIC has 370 global partners,  see:
Supporting partners 0 Climate-KIC receives funding from academic and private sector partners as well as an annual grant from the European Commission through its European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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