EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.

Keeping global temperature rise below 2˚C necessitates unprecedented change: new social dynamics, ways of doing business, capital flows, policymaking, economic models, and new ways of living. No one organisation can solve climate change on its own.
We catalyse the rapid innovation needed across sectors by convening the brightest minds to tackle challenges, empowering leaders through capacity building, and seed funding the most promising climate-positive businesses.

What We Do
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>€930m capital raised in external investment by our start-ups
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>1400 climate-positive companies incubated
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>2000 full-time jobs created through our start-up community
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365 partners
Innovation priorities We prioritise our activities around sector areas, or systems, where developing climate innovation along impact pathways can have the most potential for environmental gain and continued prosperity.
Urban
Transitions

Cities account for 70 per cent of worldwide emissions, but they are also at the heart of the solution.

We actively accelerate the transformation of buildings, infrastructure and transport systems to be low carbon and resilient.

Sustainable
Production
Systems

The industrial sector is responsible for a third of total global GHG emissions.

We lay the foundations for carbon-neutral manufacturing systems and material flows in urban areas and industrial regions, through circular economy principles and creating added value among stakeholders.

Sustainable
Land Use

Agriculture, forestry and other land uses account for 24 per cent of greenhouse gases emissions, second only to energy production.

We pave the way for efficient, low-carbon agriculture, advancing the bio-economy, and building resilience into food and forest value chains.

Decision
Metrics &
Finance

There is no lack of finance - but there is a lack of bankable green assets.

We develop metrics and financial mechanisms that matter in order to mobilise and redirect the finance needed to quickly scale-up climate action.

NEWS & INSIGHTS Latest updates & innovations
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Helsinki launches Climate Watch to track city’s emission reductions

The City of Helsinki recently launched the ‘Climate Watch’, an online tool that allows people to monitor...

Helsinki launches Climate Watch to track city’s emission reductions
OPINION
The challenge of redesigning venture capital
Dominic Hofstetter Transformation Capital, EIT Climate-KIC
The challenge of redesigning venture capital
In Detail
Clean and Healthy Construction

Insights from the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen: Master Class and Market Dialogue for Clean and Healthy Construction. Why clean construction? Kevin Austin,...

Clean and Healthy Construction
In our community
Interview with Yvon Slingenberg of DG Climate Action, European Commission
Interview with Yvon Slingenberg of DG Climate Action, European Commission
Innovation spotlight
Ioncell’s fiber innovation could help drive the circular economy transitio...

The textile, garment and fashion industries generate tonnes of pollution each year and recycle very little, which...

Ioncell’s fiber innovation could help drive the circular economy transition
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP