21 May 2013, UK
A unique community
We are the European knowledge and innovation community specialising in climate change mitigation and adaption.
We create new partnerships to integrate research, business and technology to transform innovative ideas into new products, services and jobs.
We link demand-side pull with innovation push within the Climate-KIC community to address societal challenges of climate change, using the work of our three areas of expertise: innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
To drive climate innovation we create successful partnerships between business, public bodies and the academic world. In building these relationships our focus is on identifying, developing and linking market potential with business ideas and initiatives. We create new products, services and jobs in Europe with global impact on climate change.
We recruit and develop entrepreneurs to become agents of change. Our training programmes instil climate change entrepreneurship into hundreds of students and leading professionals. Our courses combine climate change science and entrepreneurship with an emphasis of learning-by-doing and exposure to real life challenges and our innovation projects.
We open up market opportunities for small businesses and start-up companies with climate change innovations. By connecting with our experts, we help entrepreneurs develop their ideas into climate change products and services. We provide entrepreneurs with the opportunities and practical tools required to transform their ideas into commercial success.
You can see our achievements to date and our progress towards our strategic objectives 2011/2012 in our yearly review (PDF).