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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Function of initiative Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 309  
Companies 145 A2A Calore e Servizi (Italy),Acclimatise (United Kingdom),Achmea (Netherlands),Advanced Climate Systems - ACS (Netherlands),Agolin (Switzerland),AgriCircle (Switzerland),Agro Transfert (France),Agromet (Italy),Agropithiviers (France),Agvesto (United Kingdom),Air Liquide (USA),Algoé (France),Amped Concepts (Netherlands),Antaco UK (United Kingdom),Aquafin (Belgium),aQysta (Netherlands),ARIA Technologies (France)

Artelia (France),Arx-IT Consulting (Swizerland),Aurora Sustainability (United Kingdom),Bankers without Boundaries (United Kingdom),Barrio La Pinada (Spain),Baysan (Spain),Betterpoints Limited (United Kingdom),Beyond Ratings (France),BIK Bouw (Netherlands),Black Bear (Netherlands),Brainbows (Switzerland),Budapest Sewage Works (Hungary),Building Global Innovators (Portugal),Carbone 4 (France),CAVIRO (Italy),CCIAT (Romania),CENEX (United Kingdom),Centre for Systems Solutions (Poland),Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (Serbia),ChillServices (Germany),Chrysalis Leap (Cyprus),Clarmondial (Switzerland),Cleantech Bulgaria (Bulgaria),Cleantech Forest (Estonia),Climate Media Factory (Germany),CO NOT (Slovenia),CO-Firm (Germany),Computer Solutions (Italy),Conigital Group (United Kingdom),Cornelissen Consulting Services (Netherlands),Covestro Deutschland (Germany) COWI (Denmark),CRESS Systems (United Kingdom),CropEye (Netherlands),CybeleTech (France),Danone (France),Dedagroup Public Services (Italy),Deltares (Netherlands),Dry Gro (United Kingdom),E-Car Club (United Kingdom),E.ON (France),Eaternity (Switzerland),ebusplan (Germany),Ecoclimasol (Argentina),ECODOM Italian Household Appliance Recovery and Recycling Consortium (Italy),EcoKraft GmbH (Germany),Ecomatters (Netherlands),EcoSCADA (Poland),Ecospeed (Switzerland),Edinn (Spain),ElectricFeel (Switzerland),Encraft (United Kingdom),Energy Systems Catapult (United Kingdom),Engie (France),Exceedence (Ireland) Ferrovial (Spain),Furbish (Sweden),Futureproofed (Belgium),FutureWater (Netherlands),GECOsistema (Italy),Genillard (Germany),Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany (Germany),Green City Solutions (Germany),Green Energy Cooperative (Croatia),GreenApes (Italy),greenTEG (Switzerland),HaskoningDHV (Netherlands),iCare & Consult (France),ISS (Denmark),Itecon (Spain),Johanneberg Science Park (Sweden),Kapitech (Poland),KLM (Netherlands),Knight Frank (United Kingdom),Lightsmith Group (USA),Luvent Consulting (Germany),Material Economics (Sweden),Materne (France),MEEO - Meteorological and Environmental Earth Observation (Italy),MIDEME (Italy),myclimate (Switzerland),Naked Energy (United Kingdom),National Energy Conservation Agency (Poland),Negos (Hungary),NIER Ingegneria (Italy),Nomisma Energia (Italy),NTU (Denmark),Numtech (France),Oakdene Hollins (Belgium),Oasis Hub (United Kingdom),Oasis Palm Tree (United Kingdom),OfficeVitae (Netherlands),ONF International (France),OpenForêt (France),Organica (USA),Origen Power (United Kingdom),Paced Limited (United Kingdom),PANNON Pro Innovation Services (Hungary),Paragon Europe (Malta),PROAMBIENTE (Italy),Project X (United Kingdom),Projektengagemang Sweden (Sweden),Qarnot (France),Quantis (Switzerland),RES Italia (Italy),Rockwool Group (Denmark),SCOR (Belgium),Select Innovation (United Kingdom),SkyNRG (Netherlands),Solutions for the Plane (United Kingdom),South Pole Group (Switzerland),StartLife (Netherlands),Startup Highway (Lithuania),Stichting Historie der Techniek (Netherlands),SUEZ (France),Sustainable Ventures (United Kingdom),SustAnalyze (Netherlands),Synoptic Technologies (United Kingdom),TEC (France),TEP (Switzerland),Teralytics (USA),The Carbon Trust (United Kingdom),Trentino Development Agency (Italy),Trivector (Sweden),UK100 Cities Network (United Kingdom),UnternehmerTUM (Germany),Veolia (France),Volans (United Kingdom).

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Research and educational organisations 89 Aalto University (Finland),  Aarhus University (Denmark),  Aberystwyth University (United Kingdom),  AgroParisTech (France),  AIJU (Spain),  AIT (Thailand),  ASTER (Italy),  Athena Research and Innovation Centre in Information - Communication and Knowledge Technologies (Greece),  BTU (Germany),  Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary),  Buildings Performance Institute Europe (Belgium),  Carbon Delta (Switzerland),  Carbon Tracker Initiative (United Kingdom),  Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden),  CIRAD (France),  Climate Strategies (United Kingdom),  CMCC (Italy),  Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus),  E-institute (Croatia),  EAT Foundation (Sweden),  École Polytechnique (France),  École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris - EIVP (France),  ETH Zurich (Switzerland),  FCT NOVA (Portugal),  FIC (Spain),  Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy),  Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italy),  Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany),  French National Institute for Agricultural Research (France),  GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany),  Graz University of Technology (Austria),  IBIMET (Italy),  IIED (united Kingdom),  Imperial College London (United Kingdom),  Institute of Geological Sciences (Poland),  Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland),  International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy (Greece),  ITC (Spain),  ITE (Italy),  Engie Laborelec (Belgium),  Lund University (Sweden),  Montan University (Austria),  National Institute of Chemistry (Slovenia),  NTNU (Norway),  Oeconomica Timisiensis Foundation (Romania),  Politecnico di Milano (Italy),  Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany),  Provadis (Germany),  Research Institutes of Sweden - RISE (Sweden),  RTU (Latvia),  RWTH Aachen University (Germany),  Sorbonne University (France),  Technical University of Košice (Slovakia),  Technical University of Madrid (Spain),  Technische Universität Berlin (Germany),  Technische Universität München (Germany),  Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands),  The University of Birmingham (United Kingdom),  The University of Reading (United Kingdom),  TNO (Netherlands),  Trinity College Dublin (Ireland),  Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy),  Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France),  Université Paris-Saclay (France),  University College London (United Kingdom),  University of Bologna Italy),  University of Copenhagen (Denmark),  University of Debrecen (Hungary),  cen

University of Edinburgh ECCI (United Kingdom),  University of Hamburg (Germany),  University of Helsinki (Finland),  University of Kassel (Germany),  University of Oxford (United Kingdom),  University of Trento (Italy),  University of Valencia (Spain),  University of Zurich (Switzerland),  UPV (Spain),  Urban Innovation Foundation (Italy),  Utrecht University (Netherlands),  Valenciaport Foundation (Spain),  VITO (Belgium),  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands),  Wageningen UR (Netherlands),  Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies (Poland),  Warsaw University (Poland),  Wetsus (Netherlands),  Wuppertal Institute (Germany),  Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research - ZALF (Germany),  Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland).

Non-governmental organisations 52 2° Investing Initiative (USA),  AESS – Modena Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (Italy),  AVAESEN (Spain),  Cleantech Region (Netherlands),  Climate Bonds Initiative (United Kingdom),  Climate Leadership Coalition (Finland),  Climate Policy Initiative (United Kingdom),  Construction21 France (France),  Cool Farm Alliance (United Kingdom),  CUES (Netherlands),  Ecoembes (Spain),  Ecological Sequestration Trust (United Kingdom),  EKO-BIEGLY (Poland),  European Regional Framework for Cooperation (Greece),  Forum Virium Helsinki (Finland),  Free Enterprise Association (Poland),  GIB - Global Infrastructure Basel (Switzerland),  Global Fund for Cities Development (France),  Gold Standard (Switzerland),  HarvestaGG (Netherlands),  HIT – Hub Innovazione Trentino (Italy),  Hungarian Innovation and Efficiency (Hungary),  I4CE (France),  IFKA (Hungary),  InfluenceMap (United Kingdom),  Institute for Sustainable Development (Poland),  Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (United Kingdom),  IRD (France),  IRE (Italy),  IVACE (Spain),  IVE (Spain),  IVIA (Spain),  Las Naves (Spain),  Lisboa E-Nova (Spain),  London Legacy Development Corporation (United Kingdom),  London Waste and Recycling Board (United Kingdom),  Lower-Silesia Regional Development Agency (Poland),  North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (Croatia),  PROMALAGA (Spain),  Red Cross Climate Centre (Netherlands),  SEED Foundation (Hungary),  Stockholm Green Digital Finance (Sweden),  Sustainable Nation (Ireland),  Technotrend (Netherlands),  The Climate Group (United Kingdom),  The Energy Saving Trust (United Kingdom),  UK Green Building Council (United Kingdom),  WBCSD (USA),  WWF (Switzerland),  Zagreb Innovation Centre (Croatia).
National states 0
Governmental actors 3 ADEME (France),  CEA (France),  Cyprus Energy Agency (Cyprus).
Regional / state / county actors 6 Ayuntamiento de Castellón (Spain),  Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (Finland),  Province of Zuid-Holland (Netherlands),  Province of Utrecht (Netherlands),  Xunta de Galicia (Spain),  North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (Croatia).
City / municipal actors 14 Birmingham City Council (United Kingdom),  Aarhus (Denmark),  Bologna (Italy),  Budapest (Hungary),  Copenhagen (Denmark),  Edinburgh (united Kingdom),  Gothenburg (Sweden),  Helsinki (Finland),  Malmö (Sweden),  Reykjavik (Iceland),  Stavanger (Norway),  Trondheim (Norway),  Vejle (Denmark),  Greater London Authority (United Kingdom).
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
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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