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
Study launched on decarbonising Europe’s heavy industries by 2050

Industry representatives, regional experts, academics and EU officials held the first public meeting of the research study...

Study launched on decarbonising Europe’s heavy industries by 2050
OPINION
Transformation Capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change
Dominic Hofstetter Transformation Capital, EIT Climate-KIC
Transformation Capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change
In Detail
Evaluating the benefits of improved cooking solutions: impact data in high r...

Gold Standard today released a research study by Vivid Economics that estimates the economic value of Gold Standard-certified project benefits related to climate, health,...

Evaluating the benefits of improved cooking solutions: impact data in high resolution
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
AI and robotics could revolutionise municipal waste sorting

Ferrovial, a leading infrastructure operators and municipal services company, and EIT Climate-KIC partner, is collaborating with start-up...

AI and robotics could revolutionise municipal waste sorting
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP