Climate KIC

Climate-KIC aims to provide the innovation, entrepreneurship, education and expert guidance needed to shape Europe's climate change agenda.

The Grantham Institute played a major role in a successful bid to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to establish a Climate "Knowledge and Innovation Community" (KIC).

Launched in 2010, Climate-KIC aims to spark and deliver innovative and imaginative solutions to climate change via a dynamic alliance of European partners drawn from academia, industry and the public sector.

Working across Europe, Climate-KIC organises its eduction, research and innovation activities around four broad themes:

Measuring climate change and managing its drivers
Water management
Low-carbon cities
Zero-carbon production

These are all areas where Imperial College has crucial scientific and engineering excellence.

Climate-KIC has five co-location centres that together support the wider community by hosting research, sponsoring collaboration, and incubating innovation. Additionally, six regional innovation communities led by public bodies, provide the test-beds and implementation opportunities for technology and policy.

The UK co-location centre is hosted by Imperial College London.