Climate Innovation Experience – Climate Leadership in Practice



We face an urgent need for visionary climate leaders. Addressing climate and economic challenges starts with bright innovative minds who have the guts to get out of their comfort zone. During our Climate Innovation Experience, you will be inspired by experts including Bernice Notenboom, Renee Lertzman, Climate Award Winners and Climate Leaders of the Future.

You are warmly invited to our event on Thursday 23 November 2017. It presents an opportunity to get tips and tricks on how to become a climate leader, and to meet start-ups, front runners and innovators working to address the climate challenge, all in one day!

Dutch Climate Award – Dutch ClimateCoalition (De Nederlandse Klimaatcoalitie)

We are very proud to announce that Climate-KIC will be hosting the Award Ceremony of the Nederlandse Klimaatcoalitie at our event. The Nederlandse Klimaatcoalitie is the matchmaking platform for entrepreneurs in sustainability. Six great examples of companies who achieve carbon neutral business models will be awarded.

Be part of this Climate Innovation Experience!

Are you a key influencer in the climate innovation area: business, SME, entrepreneur, policymaker, scientist, student or potential investor? Feel free to join this event and register here! Together we will push our communities and climate innovation forward towards a sustainable future.

Programme Climate Innovation Experience

15:00 – 15:45Arrival and registration

15:45 – 17:15 – Climate Leadership in Practice

  • Welcome – Martine van Veelen, Deputy Director Climate-KIC Benelux / Moderator

  • Insights of Climate-KIC – Tom Bakkum, Director Climate-KIC Benelux

  • Climate Leaders for a Sustainable Future – Bernice Notenboom , climate journalist, polar explorer and filmmaker

  • Climate Leaders of the Future – Climate-KIC Students and Start-ups

    • PhD Daan Wesselman – Protecting the Wadden Islands from Sea Level Rise
    • PhD Panos Moraitis – Electric Mondrian
    • Start-up CircularIQ – Boost your Circularity
    • Start-up BurgsFood – Presenting your Break Snack

17.15 – 17:45 – Break

17:45 – 18:00 – Dutch Climate Award Ceremony

  • Announcing the winner of the Dutch Climate Award – Michel Schuurman, Sr. Programme Manager MVO Nederland

  • Q&A with the winner – Maria van der Heijden, director MVO Nederland

The Dutch Climate Coalition (De Nederlansde Klimaat Coalitie)

18.00 – 18.45 – Powerful and Innovative Ways to Accelerate Climate Impact – Renee Lertzman, climate, energy and environment consultant, engagement strategist, researcher

18.45 – 19.00 – A Practical Example of how to Accelerate Climate Impact

19.00 – 21:00 – Innovation Experience and Walking dinner

The opportunity to meet the founders of climate start-ups and the leads of advanced Climate-KIC-led and other similar projects!

Also your chance to get in touch with:

  • PhD Daan Wesselman – Protecting the Wadden Islands from Sea Level Rise
  • PhD Panos Moraitis – Electric Mondrian
  • Start-up CircularIQ
  • Start-up BurgsFood
  • Start-up Antecy
  • 2ndSkinFaçade System
  • Annabella MeijerVisual storytelling, Kanai
  • Tom Voorma– Project lead Urban Farming and Food Strategy, City of The Hague
  • Climate-KIC Alumni (CKAA)

Click here to register for the Climate Innovation Experience.


Gasthuis Leeuwenbergh
Servaasbolwerk 1a
3512 NK Utrecht


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