Nordic Ideation Day II 2017

22 August 2017

Ideation Day

On 22 August 2017, Climate-KIC Nordic will host the second Ideation Day of the year in our partner city Aarhus, Denmark. The Nordic Climate-KIC community is invited to submit their most innovative ideas. 

The purpose of Ideation Day is to develop and nurture the Climate-KIC community, which is crucial to facilitate collaboration on innovative projects with large potential climate impact. 

Ideation Day provides an arena for participants to:

  • Test their project and consortia ideas for climate innovation in a stimulating environment
  • Meet new colleagues, work together and discuss ideas  to begin forming consortia
  • Pitch their ideas in front of a jury
  • Potentially move their project forward with financial support
  • Become part of a more informed and closely connected Climate-KIC community

Limited awards will be available to support the further development of feasible ideas into full project proposals for future calls within the Climate-KIC Innovation Framework or for external project calls. 

Submit your idea 

Participants are encouraged to submit project ideas in advance, by 1 August at the latest.  Ideas are submitted through this form and will be shared with the other participants prior to Ideation Day. Please do not hesitate to discuss any idea proposals with prior to submitting it. 

Targeted Participants 

We welcome project and business developers, researchers, collaborators and other Climate-KIC partner representatives. Non Climate-KIC partners are also welcome to contribute to partner-driven consortia.

Assessment Criteria

Each  project awarded must be led by a Climate-KIC partner.  Non Climate-KIC partners must agree on a funding split with a Climate-KIC partner in order to secure funding. 

Assessment of project ideas will be based on the following priorities: 

  • Cross community collaboration in project team 
  • Feasibility of implementation
  • Potential climate impact
  • Demand identification
  • Quality and relevance of idea

Conditions for funding

Activities based on the ideas awarded need to be carried out before the end of 2017, pre-financed by the Climate-KIC Partner and reported to Climate-KIC in December 2017 in order to be reimbursed. This aligns with standard Climate-KIC procedure.

Activities for reimbursement are services from third parties related to the project, travel for team members, exhibitions, PR, consumables, coaching, software, labour, and so on. Do not hesitate to contact if you have additional questions. 

Reporting of results

A short final report of the project’s achievements will be requested by the Climate-KIC Nordic office by the end of December 2017 

Register for Ideation Day

Sign up for Ideation Day here before 1 August 2017. 

Please note that signing up for and submitting ideas to the Ideation Day is not the same process.