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Who we are

EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation agency and community, supporting cities, regions, countries and industries to meet their climate ambitions through systems innovation and place-based transformations. 

Together with our partners, we generate, implement and integrate climate solutions by mobilising finance, testing business models, and opening pathways for institutional change and behavioural change. We orchestrate large-scale demonstrations that show what is possible when cycles of innovation and learning are deliberately designed to trigger exponential decarbonisation and build resilient communities.  

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What we do

Systems change requires interconnected solutions – across scales and siloes, across hearts and minds. We work to create transformation in the places where we live and work, grounding climate action locally.

Circular economy in Slovenia

Transition to a circular, regenerative and low-carbon economy 

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Circular economy in Slovenia
Agrifood in Ireland

From soil to farm to fork to society


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Agrifood in Ireland
NetZeroCities

Supporting the delivery of over 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

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NetZeroCities
Pathways2Resilience

Increasing the climate resilience of 100 European regions and communities

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Pathways2Resilience
Adaptation Cluster Tanzania

Building Tanzania’s climate resilience

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Adaptation Cluster Tanzania
Gender mainstreaming

Embedding a gender lens into climate innovation

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Gender mainstreaming
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Learning and capability building

In systems change, outcomes of interventions are not easy to predict. So we must be willing to jump into the unknown, experiment and learn, and allow unexpected results to emerge and flourish. Our activities aim to provoke a shift towards this experimentation mindset, activating radically new ways of approaching the poly-crisis. 

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Climate entrepreneurship

Realising the full potential of climate solutions requires a concerted global effort, a shift in mindsets, and a stronger focus on demand-driven initiatives. We are accelerating climate innovation to meet the needs of local climate challenges across the globe. Our aim is to transform the start-up support landscape, ensuring that climate impact is deeply embedded in the fabric of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

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28 start-ups announced for New European Bauhaus accelerator programme

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) is an EU-backed initiative that calls on all Europeans to shape an...

28 start-ups announced for New European Bauhaus accelerator programme
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Show them the money: embedding a gender lens into climate innovati...

Investing in women* or financing women-led ventures is the...

Show them the money: embedding a gender lens into climate innovation
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Rivne: A beacon of sustainability in a time of turmoil  

Amidst the turmoil caused by the Russian invasion of...

Rivne: A beacon of sustainability in a time of turmoil  
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Accelerating 100 climate-tech startups in Latin America and the Ca...

In November 2023, as part of a collaboration between...

Accelerating 100 climate-tech startups in Latin America and the Caribbean
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11 areas for collaborative action in integrated landscape finance 

The world must rapidly shift toward inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies that balance the needs of people and the planet. This requires transformations at...

11 areas for collaborative action in integrated landscape finance 

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There are several ways you can get involved.
Become a challenge owner
Become a challenge owner
Become a challenge owner
Join our EIT Climate-KIC community
Join our EIT Climate-KIC community
Join our EIT Climate-KIC community
See our entrepreneurship programmes
See our entrepreneurship programmes
See our entrepreneurship programmes
Explore investment opportunities
Explore investment opportunities
Explore investment opportunities