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The first Climate-KIC call for 2016 - deadline 11 March!

The first 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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Foto: Pixabay

A Pathfinder aims to generate ideas that can be subsequently exploited lead to innovations for climate solutions. Applications need to address Theme Priorities (see below).

All information about the call

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

Submission process and deadline

A specific template should be used for the application. Applicants are also encouraged to liaise with the relevant Climate-KIC coordinator prior to submitting an application for support and guidance through the process.

Budget information and duration

The maximum total available budget for this first Pathfinder call is EUR 0.8-1 million. Most Pathfinder grants will fall in the range €15k-€30k. Up to a maximum of €50k is available for the most complex innovation opportunities, for example systems innovations across value chains, or where multiple stakeholders must participate in the Pathfinder consortium.

The four Thematic areas of Climate-KIC

Decision Metrics and Finance Theme

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 Theme:

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 Theme

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 theme

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.

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


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

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

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