EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.

Keeping global temperature rise below 2˚C necessitates unprecedented change: new social dynamics, ways of doing business, capital flows, policymaking, economic models, and new ways of living. No one organisation can solve climate change on its own.
We catalyse the rapid innovation needed across sectors by convening the brightest minds to tackle challenges, empowering leaders through capacity building, and seed funding the most promising climate-positive businesses.

What We Do
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>€400m capital raised in external investment by our start-ups
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>900 climate-positive companies incubated
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2.240 jobs created through our start-up community
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278 partners
Innovation priorities We prioritise our activities around sector areas, or systems, where developing climate innovation along impact pathways can have the most potential for environmental gain and continued prosperity.
Urban
Transitions

Cities account for 70 per cent of worldwide emissions, but they are also at the heart of the solution.

We actively accelerate the transformation of buildings, infrastructure and transport systems to be low carbon and resilient.

Sustainable
Production
Systems

The industrial sector is responsible for a third of total global GHG emissions.

We lay the foundations for carbon-neutral manufacturing systems and material flows in urban areas and industrial regions, through circular economy principles and creating added value among stakeholders.

Sustainable
Land Use

Agriculture, forestry and other land uses account for 24 per cent of greenhouse gases emissions, second only to energy production.

We pave the way for efficient, low-carbon agriculture, advancing the bio-economy, and building resilience into food and forest value chains.

Decision
Metrics &
Finance

There is no lack of finance - but there is a lack of bankable green assets.

We develop metrics and financial mechanisms that matter in order to mobilise and redirect the finance needed to quickly scale-up climate action.

NEWS & INSIGHTS Latest updates & innovations
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
City Finance Lab to launch beginning of June

A new initiative run by South Pole Group and supported by EIT Climate-KIC aims to unlock at...

City Finance Lab to launch beginning of June
OPINION
Active buildings will be crucial in determining the future of our world
Brian Kilkelly, Development Lead, EIT Climate-KIC
Active buildings will be crucial in determining the future of our world
PRESS RELEASES
Reinventing Cities: C40 Launches Competition for Global Cities
Reinventing Cities: C40 Launches Competition for Global Cities
DAILY PLANET
Can cities find sustainable solutions in Copenhagen?
Can cities find sustainable solutions in Copenhagen?
Events
Join us at Innovate4 Climate
Join us at Innovate4 Climate
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP