Climate-KIC’s Lower Silesia centre celebrates decade of EU collaboration

Climate-KIC’s centre in Lower Silesia has highlighted European climate innovation at various events across the region this month, including during Poland’s celebrations of 10 years of EU membership this month.

Climate-KIC was one of the main exhibitors at the European Funds Open Days as part of the 10 year aniversery of Poland’s EU membership, as well as the Campus Pracze Open Days in Wrocław.

The Electric Hotel, a start-up supported by Climate-KIC’s centre in Hessen, Germany, provided Campus Pracze visitors with renewable energy for their mobile devices as they explored an overview of Climate-KIC’s activities.

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Former president of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek took part in a discussion focussed on eco innovation at the Silesian Industrial and Technological Park in Ruda Śląska. Cezary Lejkowski, climate and energy department director at Climate-KIC partner the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ emphasised the power of European innovation at the meeting.

Climate-KIC was also represented at what is seen as the most important symposium on climate change in Poland this year. Climate-KIC’s unique climate innovation concept was introduced to a national audience of politicians, business representatives and scientists. Former treasury and economy minister Jerzy Hausner, a leading figure in the Polish economy, and former environment minister Marcin Korolec were among the participants in the event.