Innovation Building Block – Project Management

27 Nov 2015

Improve your project management and monitoring skills in the EIT/Climate-KIC context and learn how to benefit from the rich cross-cultural and international environment of Climate-KIC

This workshop will support project managers from the Climate-KIC community to improve their project management skills with regard to the specific requirements of EIT/Climate-KIC, and enable them to take advantage of the rich cross-cultural and international environment on offer.

The project monitoring (stage-gate process), and annual cost and achievement reporting required by Climate-KIC, KAVAs, KPIs, Stage-Gate – all will be explained and you will leave the day with a better understanding of how to get the most out of your relationship with Climate-KIC and how to minimise project administration.

The afternoon session is dedicated to consideration of human relationships in project management and leadership – so relevant in Climate-KIC.  Cooperation leads to innovation, and increased knowledge and understanding of the “human dimension” is a powerful tool in the project manager’s box.

How to transform behavioural differences into opportunities? How to enrich dialogue to improve cooperation? A series of real life examples and exercises will help you to improve your project communication and your ability to involve stakeholders in a common goal.

 Learning objectives

After following this Building Block, participants will have:

  • Improved their project management skills in the Climate-KIC context.
  • Familiarised themselves with the methods and regulations of Climate-KIC in monitoring of project content and finance.
  • The ability to harness human behavioural differences as a key element of successful project management.
  • A better understanding of how collaboration can be developed to improve potential for innovation.

Learning team

benoBenoist Vercherin, Climate-KIC France Innovation Lead

Sharing his passion for business relationships, Benoist has promoted collaborative and international business development among multiple stakeholders. He has experience in technology and service SMEs, large corporates and institutions, enabling added value for the community. Benoist leverages all his competences and skills to support the success of Climate-KIC’s partners. He graduated with a MSc. from Caltech (USA) and Engineer diploma from École Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique (ESIEE).

kimKim Tworke, Climate-KIC France Partners and Operations Manager

After his Master in European Politics in Science Po and two years of experience in European project management, Kim joined Climate-KIC in its early phase, in 2011. Growing in competences with the complex maturation of the Community, Kim developed during the last four years a strong expertise on the processes, rules and expectations of EIT / Climate-KIC by supporting the French partnership on all managements operations.

External consultant

stephaneStéphane Jasmin, Mogador, Consulting and Training group 

Acting as a project and business manager during many years in services companies, Stéphane has developed a leadership proficiency in cross-functional organisations. He currently harnesses his experience to deliver management and sales trainings to a wide range of companies. He graduated with an Engineer diploma from Ecole Centrale Marseille, an International General Management diploma from ESSEC, and an Executive Coaching Certification From HEC.


Travel & Location

Participants’ travel expenses can be reimbursed up to a maximum of €250 per person.

The course will be held at:

UPMC University

Zamansky Tower, Room 24.02 

4 place Jussieu

75252 Paris cedex 5

From the airport

Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports are both accessible by RER B. 

Take the RER B and change at station “Saint-Michel Notre-Dame” for the M10 station “Cluny la Sorbonne” towards Gare d’Austerlitz and get out at station “Jussieu”.

Recommended hotels

Moderne St-Germain Hotel

33 Rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France

7 minutes walk to UPMC. Accessible by M10, station “Maubert-Mutualité”.

Hotel Saint Christophe

17, rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France

7 minutes walk to UPMC. Accessible by M10, station “Jussieu” or M7 station “Place Monge”.

Application and Fees 


Apply here for ‘Project Management’


This Building Block is free for all people involved with or leading Climate-KIC Projects.


For questions about the course content, please contact

Frederic Escartin, Deputy Education Lead : frederic.escartin@climate-kic.org

Margarita Abakova Nass, Education Manager : margarita.abakova-nass@climate-kic.org

This course is part of Climate-KIC’s internal training programme. The entire programme consists of 6 modules focussing on range of topics related to sustainability, innovation and project management. You can find the overview of all the editions here  

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