EIT Climate-KIC is supporting an extraordinary call for grant applications launched by EIT and for ventures affected by pandemic crisis. This initiative is part of the EU’s response to COVID-19 and extends support of up to EUR 500,000 to climate positive start-ups, scaleups and SMEs contributing to a transition towards a net-zero carbon economy. The application deadline is 7 June 2020. Read more: https://www.climate-kic.org/get-involved/venture-funding/
The rapid spread of COVID-19 is placing strain on our entire social fabric and creating change in the way we work and interact, at incredible speed. Our whole team at EIT Climate-KIC sincerely hopes that you, your family and colleagues are finding ways through this global health and economic crisis.
On this hub we want to address the need for a simultaneous, multi-dimensional response to COVID-19 to address both the devastating immediate impacts on people, health systems and economy, and longer-term considerations. This includes the need to act now to ensure that economic recovery is aligned with climate and SDG commitments as we consider ways to protect people, and reboot and regenerate economies.
This hub will:
- Highlight existing, crisis-relevant innovations from our community, as well as opportunities to help amplify them
- Launch a new Call for Proposals to address this crisis (in all its complexity), with grants funded by EIT
- Offer a discussion forum for new collaborations and project ideas that can respond to this health crisis and support resilient societies and a green economic recovery
- Address the need for a long-term “new normal” after COVID-19, and invite you to submit case studies and ideas as inspiration and policy inputs
- Share positions and thought leadership on topics connected to this crisis
- Share examples of how we are supporting our people in-house and learning new forms of behaviour which we might want to retain.
Would you like to share your idea, initiative, query or inspiring work? Please contact email@example.com or comment in the discussion forum below.
Initiatives From Our Community Addressing the "New Normal"
The thinking behind this platform from Dennis Pamlin, Member of the EIT Climate-KIC Advisory Council, and our Mission Finance team, is to gather COVID-19 responses and systems thinking from around the world that can inspire 1.5°C-compatible pathways.Add your idea
How We Take Care of People Working at EIT Climate-KIC
All our offices across Europe are closed since the 11th of March - no matter if country-specific restriction are in place or not.
We have stopped all travel on the 11th of March. We develop our online skills to reduce travel after the travel ban as well.
All people working at EIT Climate-KIC can add up to 3 hours for tutoring their kids or taking care of the elderly as a part of their working hours during this pandemic.
We have a dedicated team that checks if people are healthy, connected and have the right environment to work from home.
We encourage digital hangouts, coffee breaks, digital lunches, quiz games and more to make this period of isolation as bearable as possible.
We self-organise twice a week short webinars to learn new digtal tools for meetings and workshops - so called "Teach-Ins".
In this series of so-called “Teach-Ins” we want to share with you webinars that we are actually organising for the people in our organisation. This video give you insights to the collaboration tool MIRO that we start to use more and more in our daily work.See more
In this series of so-called “Teach-Ins” we want to share with you webinars that we are actually organising for the people in our organisation. This video gives you insights on the practice of doing check-ins and check-out in online meetings.See more
In this series of so-called “Teach-Ins” we want to share with you webinars that we are actually organising for the people in our organisation. This video gives you insights on what is happening "in the kitchen" when we host large calls in-house.See more