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Climate-KIC: Strategy retreat and green garage

04/25/2013 – More than 60 representatives of science and industry meet at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) this week for a two-day strategy meeting of Climate-KIC. The European network of Climate Knowledge and Innovation Communities brings together research, businesses and technology to kick off innovation in climate mitigation and adaptation with creative partnerships. Partners of Climate-KIC in addition to PIK are for instance the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, the Imperial College in London and companies like Bayer Technology Services or Electricité de France.
Climate-KIC: Strategy retreat and green garage

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber during the opening presentation. (Photo: PIK)

“With its eight challenge platforms Climate-KIC has identified its key issues,” says PIK director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a founding member and chairman of Climate-KIC’s governing board. These include topics like sustainable future cities as well as adaptation strategies for agriculture. “Now we have to develop flagship projects to enhance Climate-KIC’s profile and initiate a network of successful enterprises.”  Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) that is financed by the European Union. Currently, Climate-KIC and its partners mobilize more than 100 million Euro of investments in innovation.

The strategy meeting was started with the opening of the Climate-KIC “Green Garage” on Wednesday evening. The green garage is supposed to offer room to young entrepreneurs on the EUREF campus in Berlin-Schöneberg and support their efforts to create new ideas for innovative climate projects.

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