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New Climate-KIC call for 2016 - deadline 10 June

The new project call from Climate-KIC for 2016 is aimed at shorter projects – so called ”Pathfinders”, which can last for up to six months, and can have a budget up to €50k. Researchers at Lund University are eligible to apply.
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Photo: LU

The Pathfinder call is meant to enable Climate-KIC Partners to build consortia and work together in a structured way to identify and confirm  innovation opportunities. The projects should be quick (maximum 6 months) and we anticipate all projects to be in the range of Euro 15K-30K. Up to a maximum of Euro 50K is available for the most complex innovation opportunities. The total budget available for this first Pathfinder call is Euro 0.8-1 million and similar Pathfinder calls will be repeated in May and September.

All information about the call

All information about the project call can be found here (open pdf)

The second call for 2016 Pathfinder projects is officially launched with deadline for submission on 10 June 2016

With this call, Climate-KIC aims to support and invite its partner community to investigate Innovation opportunities which address the challenges and priorities in the following 4 thematic areas:

  • Urban Transitions
  • Sustainable Land Use
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Climate Finance and Metrics

Two step preselection: integrated responsibility

Step 1 pre-selection

  • Innovation pipeline managers score projects according to criteria. Thematic Portfolio Managers are available as support to ensure strategic fit.

  • Pre-selection 1 based on score, rather than quota. Both a score and a comment for each of the criteria are required. This will help with the approval round of the evaluation, and for feedback to projects rejected at this stage.

  • Each preselected proposal shall fall under minimum 1 Theme.

  • Discussion and final decisions (at local level) of recommendations to be made in conference call chaired by Local Innovation Lead (thematic portfolio manager attends if requested).

Step 2: Approval by Pathfinder Board

  • Review and approval of the recommendations of Step 1 by Pathfinder board.
  • Pathfinder Board member: Thematic directors and Geographic directors

The four Thematic areas of Climate-KIC

Decision Metrics and Finance

Decision-makers, investors and high-carbon consumers must acquire the confidence and commitment to climate action, unlocking finance and driving the climate relevant economy. The mission of the DMF Theme is to build integrated competences, models, tools and mechanisms to provide the evidence informing systemic decision-making and realise the full potential of stakeholders to act against emissions and increase resilience

Sustainable Land Use

This theme aims to develop innovative tools and measures that enhance land use functions and their associated value chains in order to address climate mitigation and adaptation issues. It focuses on agriculture and food value chains, on forestry and bioeconomy value chains, on integrated territorial approaches. It ambitions to mobilise our diverse community of stakeholders to address climate issues affecting and resulting from land use, in order to overcome barriers, accelerate innovation and catalyse action that leads to high climate and socioeconomic benefits

Sustainable Production

Based on Circular Economy Package Climate-KIC Sustainable Production Systems vision is: zero carbon value chains and zero waste systems in operation which are the future foundation of Europe’s industry. Climate-KIC‘s SPS theme mission is to catalyze the transition to a zero carbon economy by seed-funding high-impact climate solutions, facilitating innovative cross-industry co-operation and supporting technological as well as unique business model innovation in regional clusters and value chains

Urban Transition

Climate-KIC’s Urban Transition theme will develop integrated and scalable innovations that provide the core of the transformation towards livable, zero carbon and resilient cities in Europe and beyond. To this end, we bring together innovators and key stakeholders in developing urban systems to demonstrate that ambitious innovation with high socio-economic and climate benefits is possible and then support scaling up these innovations.

Read more about all themes here (link to Climate-KIC)

About Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC, brings together over 230 universities, companies, cities and other stakeholders in Europe with the common goal of finding solutions to the climate challenge. The partnerships within the Climate-KIC integrate research, business and technology to create innovative ideas for new products, services and jobs. Climate-KIC Nordic is one of thirteen Climate-KIC centers in Europe and it is hosted by DTU, Technical University of Denmark.

Read more about the Climate-KIC

Contact

Find all contact details for Climate-KIC in the application document

You are strongly encouraged to vet your ideas with Peter Normann Vangsbo, Climate-KIC Nordic: peter [at] climate-kic-nordic [dot] org, +454176284. 

You can also contact Markku Rummukainen or Anna Ekberg at Lund University.

 

Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC, brings together over 230 universities, companies, cities and other stakeholders in Europe with the common goal of finding solutions to the climate challenge. The partnerships within the Climate-KIC integrate research, business and technology to create innovative ideas for new products, services and jobs. Climate-KIC Nordic is one of thirteen Climate-KIC centers in Europe and it is hosted by DTU, Technical University of Denmark.

Read more about the Climate-KIC

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