About us

EIT Climate-KIC is Europe's biggest network for climate-friendly innovations.

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EIT Climate-KIC Germany, Austria, Switzerland is a branch of a knowledge and innovation community established and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2010.

Our vision is a prosperous, inclusive, climate resilient society with a circular, net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

Our mission is to catalyse systemic change for climate action.

Our purpose is to tackle climate change through innovation: We catalyse the rapid innovation needed across sectors by convening the brightest minds to tackle challenges, empowering leaders through capacity building, and seed funding the most promising climate-positive businesses.

We believe Europe and the world needs an ecosystem like EIT Climate-KIC to bring together and catalyse large and diverse communities to innovate for systemic changes that trigger climate action at scale. Society needs it. Organisations need it. Funders need it.

ABOUT US

NEWS & INSIGHTS Latest updates from EIT Climate-KIC
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The closed plastic circuit: How cirplus wants to put an end to plastic waste

“400,000,000 tons of plastic are produced every year from crude oil, and the trend is rising.” The...

The closed plastic circuit: How cirplus wants to put an end to plastic waste
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The Elephant Podcast: EIT Climate-KIC DACH enabled Kevin Caners to produce series about Carbon Capture and Storage

Kevin Caners is a Berlin-based journalist who is experienced in the production of radio programmes and podcasts....

The Elephant Podcast: EIT Climate-KIC DACH enabled Kevin Caners to produce series about Carbon Capture and Storage
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Pioneers into Practice in Berlin

This year’s next generation of climate innovators has just finished their 4-6 week placement, gaining international work...

Pioneers into Practice in Berlin
EIT Climate-KIC Innovation Review
OPINION
Collaboration is hard!
Ulrike Linnig Innovation Lead, DACH, EIT Climate-KIC
Collaboration is hard!
In our community
Interview with Nico Wolf, CFO, Endless Energy – Winner of the EIT Climate-...
Interview with Nico Wolf, CFO, Endless Energy – Winner of the EIT Climate-KIC Finance Incubator Competition
Innovation spotlight
AI and robotics could revolutionise municipal waste sorting

Ferrovial, a leading infrastructure operators and municipal services company, and EIT Climate-KIC partner, is collaborating with start-up...

AI and robotics could revolutionise municipal waste sorting
THE EIT CLIMATE-KIC CALENDAR Our events in the DACH-region
Event
Impact Investment – SRI/ESG/Tech: Where is the Impact
Zurich, Switzerland
Impact Investment – SRI/ESG/Tech: Where is the Impact