What is Climate-KIC?

We are Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector.

Find out more about our partners, our business strategy and how we’re organised

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

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. We support this mission by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

We integrate 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. 


Our activities are driven by four climate change themes:

Vision, mission and core values

Our mission is to bring together, inspire and empower a dynamic community to build a zero carbon economy and climate resilient society.

Our vision is to enable Europe to lead the global transformation towards sustainability.

Our core values demonstrate what we stand for.  We are: