EIT Climate-KIC Annual Report 2021

“2021 was a year of life in a constant state of transition. The transition from lockdown to freedom and back, from hope to despair and back, and between virtual to in-person to hybrid working and social environments (and back). In Europe, we saw the transition from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe, and embark firmly on our path towards a green transition through the European Green Deal and the European Missions. Now we deal with war, displacement of millions and a case for emergency energy transition,” Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC.

In 2021 EIT Climate-KIC continued to work with the most ambitious cities, and regions across Europe in their efforts to transform their emissions, resilience, and economic performance.

Businesses created and accelerated with help from EIT Climate-KIC have raised more than €2bn in follow-on investment, created over 15,000 jobs, and are reinventing the way we tackle climate change.

On Education, EIT Climate-KIC provides tested and innovative education and activation programmes that foster skills and capability building, tools and mindset shifts for current and future changemakers and innovators, creating learning journeys and pathways for our partners (leading experts on climate change from universities, NGOs, public and private organisations) to meet the climate challenge, and activating citizens to work on concrete local and global challenges.

With the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) throughout 2021, EIT Climate-KIC has stepped up activities to support the development of innovation and entrepreneurial capacity in education in EIT RIS countries and regions, including the promotion of Knowledge Triangle Integration events and joint programming initiatives.

Read more in our 2021 Annual Report

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