Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative

Climate-KIC’s vision is to contribute to creating a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society with a circular, zero-carbon economy. We believe that innovation will achieve the deep decarbonisation required, and strengthen climate resilience.

We do this by instigating transformative climate action and breakthrough innovation at the systems level. We support the development of relevant, timely and strategic innovation experiments to generate alternative business and industrial models that work towards this vision.

We receive funding from public and private partners, as well as an annual grant from the European Commission through its European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Structure and governance

Climate-KIC is a public-private partnership comprising the Climate-KIC Association and the Climate-KIC Holding. The Association operates through the Climate-KIC Holding.

The Climate-KIC Association holds 100 per cent of shares in the Holding and oversees its strategic direction.

The Holding focuses on raising and effectively placing funds for climate-relevant innovation, while directly implementing and funding selected innovation initiatives at the systemic level. The Holding’s activities include pursuing public and private funding, sponsorship, incorporating, participating in and financing businesses and companies, and providing advice and services to others.

Association Climate-KIC

The Association’s members constitute a pan-European network whose purpose is to exchange knowledge, learn through experimentation, build capability and work jointly to mobilise action and initiatives that facilitate and accelerate climate innovation.