In the Nordics, we undertake a number of external, non-EIT funded activities in collaboration with our partners and other stakeholders. We engage in various assignments as a partner for dissemination, matchmaking and capacity building.
We can offer
- A Network with access to Nordic and European Stakeholders, and a network of industry partners, city and regional governments and more than 1.500 cleantech start-ups
- Matchmaking: we match sustainable and cleantech ideas and solutions with demand-side stakeholders, run open-innovation calls, targeted events and challenge-led innovation activities
- Impact – we provide assistance to embed the societal relevance of your research and activity into tangible practice
- Communication – we run targeted events and challenge-led innovation activities, work with stakeholder engagement and management, and can provide access to our EU wide communication channels
- Entrepreneurial development and commercialisation – we provide start-up/spin-out incubation, source demand-led start-up solutions, give support to in-house company accelerators and student courses on entrepreneurship within climate change and related topics.
- Capacity Building – We develop training in stakeholder engagement and management, run workshops, provide training on innovation and entrepreneurship, develop and run executive education, online-education courses and campaigns
Open Innovation has become a major phenomenon in facilitating innovations and accelerating and enhancing the innovation process. The use of external knowledge, user-driven innovations, networks and even entire ecosystems composed of different actors jointly contributing to new solutions is now a mainstreamed way of facilitating innovation. In the Nordics, we have built up a strong track record of these cases.
EIT Climate-KIC Nordic collaborates with numerous external partners to manage and execute projects on a range of climate change themes. We utilise our triple helix approach, Nordic network, and wide reach to deliver high impact projects. The Wood in Construction Secretariat is just one example of such a project, over three years Climate-KIC Nordic will hosts an initiative commissioned by the Swedish Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Most of the world’s inhabitants live in cities. This poses serious sustainability challenges and the Nordic countries have long been at the forefront of creating livable, sustainable cities. This is now being recognised internationally, leading to Nordic knowledge and experience with sustainable city planning, retrofit and infrastructure being exported to a hungry market. Addressing this discrepancy, EIT-Climate-KIC is now launching an educational programme allowing cities worldwide to learn from Nordic cities in a more immersive way.
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