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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>€1.1bn capital raised in external investment by our start-ups
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>1600 climate-positive companies incubated
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>2000 full-time jobs created through our start-up community
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>400 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
Four EIT Climate-KIC innovators nominated for EIT Awards

Four EIT Climate-KIC innovators have been nominated to win EIT Awards, which recognise the most promising entrepreneurs...

Four EIT Climate-KIC innovators nominated for EIT Awards
OPINION
Five ways of meaningfully involving citizens in climate action
Edward Andersson and Namita Kambli Democratic Society
Five ways of meaningfully involving citizens in climate action
In Detail
New CICERONE report aims to help European stakeholders approach circular eco...

CICERONE, a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC whose mission is to bring national, regional and local governments together to jointly tackle the...

New CICERONE report aims to help European stakeholders approach circular economy systemically
In our community
Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Manufacturing expert insights
Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Manufacturing expert insights
Innovation spotlight
How to engage citizens in a just transformation process

With climate change, we are facing one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime – one that...

How to engage citizens in a just transformation process
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP