Climate Innovation Summit 2018 | Mission Finance

The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin , Ireland
6-8 November 2018

Europe’s leading summit focused on tackling climate change through innovation.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has underlined the acute nature of climate change, calling for immediate action. The Climate Innovation Summit, by EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s innovation agency, in partnership with Sustainable Nation Ireland, offers a refreshingly positive and solutions-driven antidote to the doom and gloom.


Rewiring finance

The fifth edition of the Climate Innovation Summit focuses on ‘rewiring’ finance –  the innovation needed in the financial systems as a key driver of change. Expect a diverse and pan-European group of next-generation thinkers,  innovators and entrepreneurs sharing expertise and critical insights on everything from climate risk to climate opportunity, landscape and infrastructure financing to going beyond GDP.

Immerse yourself in the world of investment decisions through a serious climate risk game; learn about the most promising and investible 100 solutions that can avert climate change; and experience award-winning designers Ecologic Studio’s façade made from bioluminescent algae.

Fresh perspectives on sustainable finance

Leading economist Mariana Mazzucato will discuss value creation and the need for the state to take a more active role in ‘missions’ to address societal issues, while European Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič will meet a range of cleantech start-ups. Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe will inaugurate the European hub of Financial Centres for Sustainability. Dennis Pamlin, RISE/Mission Innovation will present a new framework for investing in the future we want today. EIT Climate-KIC partners, alumni and will offer masterclasses, deep dives, pitching and workshops.

The Climate Innovation Summit 2018 programme is intended to make space for truly fresh perspectives on sustainable finance. Don’t miss it.


Thanks to support by the Irish Government, the summit will take place in the prestigious Dublin Castle in the heart of the city, along with various side events throughout Dublin.

More information

Date: Tuesday 6 November – Thursday 8 November 2018

Time: Open from 09:00 daily

Check the official Climate Innovation Summit 2018 website for further information, and find statements of support from the Irish Finance Minister, Sustainable Nation Ireland and EIT Climate-KIC’s CEO here

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