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KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities

KIC is short for "Knowledge- and Innovation Communities". KICs are part of an European network based at The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an integrated part of Horizon 2020.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology –

EIT Climate-KIC

EIT Climate-KIC is one of the Knowledge- and Innovation Communities created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Climate-KIC brings together universities, companies, cities and other stakeholders in Europe with the common goal of finding innovative mitigation- and adaptation solutions to climate challenge.

EIT Climate-KIC integrates education, entrepreneurship and innovation aiming for a connective, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change.

Lund University became partner of EIT Climate-KIC in June 2015. 


EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. EIT Food seeks to transform the way in which we produce, distribute and consume food throughout Europe to improve consumer confidence and health.

EIT Food is a unique network of diverse partners that provide a holistic view of the food value chain. The network consists of over 50 partners, including key industry playsers, universities, research centers and agrifood startups from across Europe, all working together to deliver an innovative and entrepreneurial Food sector.

EIT Food has the ambition to:

  • support European comsumers in the transition towards a smart Food system that is inclusive and reassuring.

  • enable consumers to make informed and affordable personal nutrition choices.
  • develope a digital Food Supply network with consumers and industry as equal partners.
  • develope solutions to transform the traditional 'produce-use-dispose' model into a circular bio-economy.
  • provide 'food system' skills for students, entrepreneurs and professionals through advanced training