Find a contact

Climate-KIC representatives are based at our national and regional centres across Europe. Our European headquarters is located in London, UK.

General inquiries

For general inquiries about Climate-KIC, please first see our FAQ and find a contact at the national or regional centre nearest to where you are for more information.


Fabrizio Rossi

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Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Land Use

Joanna Sabat

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Communication Officer Climate-KIC Poland Cell Phone: +48 727 660 163

Sira Saccani

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Director of Sustainable Production Systems Climate-KICBerlin Work Phone: +49 30 7009 428 18

Penny Schmith

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Office Manager / Communications Lead Climate-KIC Nordic Work Nils Koppels Allé Building 402 Kgs. Lyngby 2800 Denmark Cell Phone: +45 9351 1075

Leila Scott

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Education Manager Climate-KIC The NetherlandsEducation

Catherine Shelley

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Programme Development and Delivery Officer – Accelerator Climate-KIC Region: West Midlands Work Phone: +44 (0)121 250 3528

Helen Spence-Jackson

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EU Affairs Lead Climate KIC Brussels Work 7 Rue Guimard Brussels 1040 Belgium Work Phone: +32 2 899 08 85

Piret Liv Stern Dahl

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Online Education Project Coordinator Climate-KIC Nordic Work Phone: +45 93511204

Henrik Nørby Søndergaard

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Nordic Innovation Pipeline Manager Climate-KIC Nordic Cell Phone: +45 9356 5536

Aled Thomas

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Innovation Lead UK and Ireland Climate-KIC Home Climate-KIC UK 21 Great Winchester St London EC2N 2JA United Kingdom Work Phone: 02037708078

Aled has 15 years’ experience in European and regional development issues. He started his career at Torfaen Council on the Objective 1 Structural Fund programme for West Wales and the Valleys. He spent five years at the Welsh Local Government Association office in Brussels, specifically responsible for EU regional, rural and environmental policies and programmes. On returning to the UK, Aled continued working on EU programmes and policies at the Regional Development Agency for the West Midlands. Aled was centrally involved in the development of the Regional Innovation Implementation Communities within the initial Climate-KIC application to the European Institute of Technology. He is now seconded from the University of Warwick to Climate-KIC as the director of the regional communities.

Kevin Tongue

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Finance Manager Climate-KIC

Elena Trutnau

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Education Manager Climate-KIC DACHBerlin Work Phone: +49 30 120 89 280

Mikkel Trym

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Business Developer, Online Education Climate-KIC Nordic Work Niels Koppels Allé Building 402 Lyngby 2800 Kgs. Denmark Cell Phone: +45 51 80 15 66

Kim Tworke

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Development Lead Climate-KIC France Work Climate-KIC France 47 ure de la Victoire Paris 75009 France

Gush Uppal

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Climate-KIC European HeadquartersFinance Team

Paola Valandro

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Education Lead Climate-KIC Italy Work Phone: +39 340 980 1471

Eelco van IJken

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Innovation Lead Climate-KIC The Netherlands

Martine van Veelen

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Education Lead Climate-KIC The NetherlandsEducation Work Climate-KIC the Netherlands p/a HR Kruyt Building, room Z107 Padualaan 8 Utrecht 3584 CH The Netherlands

Martine is the head of Climate-KIC Education in the Netherlands. She is responsible for the design and delivery of all education activities on MSc, PhD and Professional level.

Peter Vangsbo

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Nordic Business Developer Climate-KIC Nordic Cell Phone: +45 4176 2849

Benoist Vercherin

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lead National centre: FranceInnovation and Entrepreneurship

Trade Register Details

The Climate-KIC Holding B.V. trade register number is: 63299658

VAT number: NL856072692B01