Daniel Zimmer has a background in Agricultural Engineering and in Hydrology. He spent the first 15 years of his career at Cemagref, the French Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Research Centre (today IRSTEA). Daniel became the Director of the World Water Council for eight years, an international institution based in Marseilles, France. After a short period of work as a Consultant for the UN and other international institutions, he joined Climate-KIC in 2010 as its Director for Innovation. He is in charge of developing and supervising the implementation of the KIC innovation activities which encompass projects in areas such as water, greenhouse gas emissions, cities and built environment, resource efficiency and industrial symbiosis, bioeconomy and adaptation services.