Partner-driven Innovation

We catalyse system innovation through the creation and expansion of ground-breaking solutions with high contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

We pursue transformational change to respond the urgent need for a fast and unprecedented climate change action. Our work is centred on fostering collaboration between cities and regional governments, academia as well as companies. We facilitate collaboration among our partners through systemic innovation projects targeting 12 Climate Impact Goals, in line with our strategy, within the four following themes:We facilitate collaboration among our partners through systemic innovation projects targeting 12 Climate Impact Goals, in line with our strategy, within the four following themes: and non-profit organisations. Climate-KIC Nordic has partners evenly distributed in these categories and constantly seeks front-runners to join the community.

Climate-KIC Nordic has more than 30 partners located in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Our partners are part of a European community with more than 350 Climate-KIC partners.

Priorities and Programmes

Theme and Impact Goals

We facilitate collaboration among our partners through systemic innovation projects targeting 12 Climate Impact Goals, in line with our strategy, within the four following themes:

  1. Urban Transition
  2. Sustainable Land Use
  3. Sustainable Production System
  4. Decision Metrics and Finance 

Programmes

Climate-KIC Nordic runs innovation programmes to turn pioneering ideas into scalable solutions.

Our innovation pipeline goes from Ideation, Pathfinder through Partner Accelerator and Demonstrator to Scaler programmes. In every programme, Climate-KIC provides funding support, access to collaborative networks and climate innovation events.

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Ideation Day

Ideation Days are one-day events dedicated to early-stage innovative ideas that have the potential to develop into scalable climate solutions.

These are organised twice a year in the Nordics, such as Helsinki, Trondheim or Lund. This is a great opportunity to meet other partners and co-create innovative climate solutions.

Henrik Soendergaard

Henrik Søndergaard

Innovation Lead Henrik Søndergaard
Marco Carreira Silva

Marco Carreira Silva

Innovation Manager Marco Carreira Silva

Selected Innovation Success Stories

Pendela – UT – Partner Accelerator

Trivector Traffic, a Swedish transport systems specialist, has developed a concept called Pendela which promotes cycling and offers a test of pedelecs, pedal-assisted electric bikes.

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Successful energy renovation of rundown areas – UT – Ideation

This project lead by ROCKWOOL Group (ROCKWOOL) consists of promoting energy renovation of old buildings. It also emphasizes the synergies between old building renovation and rehabilitation of rundown areas.

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SMARTA Wood – SLU – Demonstrator

The SMARTA Wood project, led by Chalmers University for Technology focuses upon wood material flows and aims to commercialise a decision-making scheme to optimise wood use and assess the sustainability impact of wood in construction.

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