Parntership Opportunities

Grow our impact together

Our partners are the backbone of our community and make climate innovation happen.  

We offer partners support with grants and putting together research and innovation consortia and support (such as H2020 calls). We also work with trusts, foundations, city municipalities and businesses to provide a range of services that address real world challenges and innovation needs. As a partner, you can:

  • Get inspired by engaging bright minds on their challenges 
  • Get seed funding and structural support for research and innovation projects
  • Enhance visibility for your climate change and sustainability work
  • Get help translating ideas into climate-positive businesses
  • Be part of an effective and influential network of people working to address climate change in their field or sector 

Climate-KIC currently receives its core funding from the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), but we are increasingly diversifying our income streams. We are an expanding network, with increasing influence and a strong track record of bringing successful climate innovation to market.

We work with businesses, academics institutions and the public and non-profit sector to co-create solutions, and identify funding opportunities to help us deliver on our mission.

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Members of our community can:

  • Get inspired by engaging bright minds on their challenges 

  • Get seed funding and structural support for research and innovation projects
  • Enhance visibility for their climate change and sustainability work

  • Get help translating ideas into climate-positive businesses

  • Be part of an effective and influential network of people working to address climate change in their field or sector 

Our network is made up of core and affiliate partners, all of whom bring their expertise as well as financial and in-kind contributions.

Our core partners help shape our strategic direction through their involvement in business development and representation within our governance structure, while our affiliate partners participate through developing and taking part in our educational, innovation and entrepreneurial offers.

Contact your local office and find out how you can join the movement for change.

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Partnership Opportunities

Sponsorship

Sponsorship of Climate-KIC events and programmes is a unique way to position your organisation.

We work with sponsors in a collaborative manner to reach positive outcomes that can support:

  • PR benefits and reputation ‒ Showcase your organisation’s commitment to meeting the climate change challenge.
  • Content marketing – Work with us to develop exclusive content to activate a powerful and impactful marketing campaign.
  • Brand visibility – Align with Climate-KIC to raise your brand profile amongst the Climate-KIC global community, its partner network and a range of social and traditional media channels.
  • Insights – Position your organisation as a thought leader in the field of climate change at our high-profile events or within the context of Climate KIC research and insights.

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EIT RIS

EIT Regional Innovation Scheme

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is a structured programme to support the integration of the Knowledge Triangle and increase the innovation capacity in areas and regions in Europe not directly benefiting from the EIT and its KICs.

In 2016, we have expanded our geographic reach from four to nine countries, each of which convenes a consortium of organisations spanning the knowledge triangle.

We currently work with partners in the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Country and regional activities focus on professional education, ideation and acceleration, inter-regional activities include capacity-building, scaling and demonstration. In 2018 our partners will be looking to become involved in activities across all stages of the innovation lifecycle.

Benefits of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme :

  • Ensures EIT/KIC activity reaches all Member States and has impact throughout Europe
  • Stimulates low carbon innovation in countries, regions and cities across Europe to boost the innovation capacity
  • Boosts stakeholders’ role as multipliers of knowledge and expertise
  • Fosters synergies and efficiency gains with Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)

Call for Applications

EIT Climate-KIC is looking for entities from Croatia, Greece and Lithuania to participate in its EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS). Click here for more information. 

If you have any questions or would like to become involved please contact us

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