A vibrant financial and economic centre

Climate-KIC is the first place to go for game-changing climate innovation in Switzerland. The Swiss office drives the development of scalable high impact climate change solutions with its programmes and community of innovative companies, researchers, start-ups and students. The Climate-KIC office in Switzerland is based in the heart of Zurich, a vibrant financial and economic centre, a globally connected international metropolitan region with a long record of business incubation and innovation. Our 2 Core Partners ETH Zurich and Southpole Group, as well as our strong network of Affiliate Partners, collaborate with Climate-KIC in order to drive cross-sector climate innovation.

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A strong innovation ecosystem

Climate-KIC is a European network to built to address the challenges posed by climate change, through the development of innovative projects. We aim to build a low-carbon economy through our four thematic priorities of:

Across these four areas of our work, and Education, our priority is to catalyse innovation and take solutions to market in the fastest and most effective way, to combat climate change.


A world-class cleantech accelerator programme

Climate-KIC has supported over 1.000 climate-friendly start-ups in Europe that have levered almost half a billion Euros of green investment. Successful Swiss Climate-KIC start-ups like Carbon Delta, Climeworks and rePATRN show the international importance of the start-up scene in Switzerland. Find out more about our Swiss cleantech accelerator programme at www.climate-kic-dach.org