Valencia, Spain

Climate-KIC’s Spanish office is in the city of Valencia.

The office was established on 28 October 2014 with its headquarters at the Botanic Garden providing a clear physical presence for Climate-KIC and becoming the centre of low-carbon activities, expertise and advice in Spain. It aims to achieve all different goals in fighting against climate change defined by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

The Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) is  core partner of the Climate-KIC initiative. It represents Spain at the Governing Board and works jointly with others Spanish affiliate partners.

The mission is to boost and facilitate the development of a low carbon economy, through new opportunities in terms of climate change in the Mediterranean basin.

Its vision is to identify in the territory all different actors who have the ability as well as the knowledge, to encourage innovation on climate change and its adaptation.

Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula and it´s a Spanish geographical region composed of three provinces: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante, with a total coastal longitude of 518 km. This Spanish region has five millions inhabitants, whereas the entire  Valencian region accounts for 10.8 per cent of the total Spanish population. Its main city, Valencia, is the third largest city in Spain.

At 505,992 km2 , Spain is the world’s  fifty-second largest country and Europe´s fourth largest country.It is some 47,000 km2 smaller than France and 81,000 km2 larger than the US state of California. The population of Spain officially reached more than 46 million people.