Nordic Ideation Day II 2017 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

22 Aug 2017

On 22 August 2017, Climate-KIC Nordic will host the second Ideation Day of the year in our partner city Aarhus, Denmark. The Nordic Climate-KIC community is invited to submit their most innovative ideas. 

The purpose of Ideation Day is to develop and nurture the Climate-KIC community, which is crucial to facilitate collaboration on innovative projects with large potential climate impact. 

Ideation Day provides an arena for participants to:

  • Test their project and consortia ideas for climate innovation in a stimulating environment
  • Meet new colleagues, work together and discuss ideas  to begin forming consortia
  • Pitch their ideas in front of a jury
  • Potentially move their project forward with financial support
  • Become part of a more informed and closely connected Climate-KIC community

Limited awards will be available to support the further development of feasible ideas into full project proposals for future calls within the Climate-KIC Innovation Framework or for external project calls. 

Submit your idea 

Participants are encouraged to submit project ideas in advance, by 1 August at the latest [EXTENDED to Friday 11 August 12:00].  Ideas are submitted through this form and will be shared with the other participants prior to Ideation Day. Please do not hesitate to discuss any idea proposals with Nordic Innovation Pipeline Manager Henrik Søndergaard prior to submitting it. 

Decision Metrics and Finance Track

The Decision Metrics and Finance (DMF) Theme will host a track dedicated to DMF focused project proposals. DMF are looking for ideas that support the development and integration of novel metrics, finance and decision-making mechanisms that accelerate and scale up climate action. For questions related to this track, please get in touch with Rachael Holmes. All project proposals are, however, to be submitted through the same link

Targeted Participants 

We welcome project and business developers, researchers, collaborators and other Climate-KIC partner representatives. Non Climate-KIC partners are also welcome to contribute to partner-driven consortia.

Assessment Criteria

Each project awarded must be led by a Climate-KIC partner.  Non Climate-KIC partners must agree on a funding split with a Climate-KIC partner in order to secure funding. 

Assessment of project ideas will be based on the following priorities: 

  • Cross community collaboration in project team 
  • Feasibility of implementation
  • Potential climate impact
  • Demand identification
  • Quality and relevance of idea

Conditions for funding

Activities based on the ideas awarded need to be carried out before the end of 2017, pre-financed by the Climate-KIC Partner and reported to Climate-KIC in December 2017 in order to be reimbursed. This aligns with standard Climate-KIC procedure.

Activities for reimbursement are services from third parties related to the project, travel for team members, exhibitions, PR, consumables, coaching, software, labour, and so on. Do not hesitate to contact Henrik Søndergaard if you have additional questions. 

Reporting of results

A short final report of the project’s achievements will be requested by the Climate-KIC Nordic office by the end of December 2017.

Register for Ideation Day

Sign up for Ideation Day here before 11 August 2017 12:00. 

Please note that signing up for and submitting ideas to the Ideation Day is not the same process. 

Tentative Agenda 

09:00 – 17:00

Venue: Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus

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09:00 – 09:15

Joint welcome and general introduction to the day by Susanne Pedersen

9:15 – 10:15

Introduction to thematic poster session by Lærke Ullerup.  Preparing for pitch (including 1-min teaser from each of the selected project promoters)

10:15 – 10:45

Posterwalk and feedback

11:00 – 12:45

Networking and pitch preparation                             

Guidance from CKIC to both individual projects and matchmaking in collaborative projects

11:30  – 12:45

Lunch buffet opens – working lunch and network

12:45 – 14:30


Split into two tracks with separate pitch sessions: DMF and Main


Introduction to pitching session by Lærke Ullerup (Main) and Mikkel Trym (DMF)                                                 

Pitching of projects                                                                

– Using posters as media                                                                              – Three minute pitch                                                                       

– Two minute Q&A

14:30 – 15:30

Audience voting and mingling facilitated by Lærke Ullerup – in plenum

15:30 – 16:15

Awards – presented by Susanne Pedersen – in plenum


16:15 – 17:00


Drinks and mingling

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