Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a net zero-emissions economy.
We aim to transform whole systems through innovation to build resilience and decarbonize at a fast-enough rate to reach the 1.5° target and a net-zero emissions Europe. Climate-KIC has refocused its strategy around systems transformation to reach impact at scale. Our approach is based on building an active and diverse community of organisations all working together; a careful analysis of the key levers at play across different systems (e.g. cities, land use, industry, and finance); and finally, a commitment to experimentation and rapid prototyping (to become the fastest learning organisation in the area of climate).
To achieve this plan, Climate-KIC needs talents from multiple areas of expertise and backgrounds able to bring a wide range of perspectives into the organisation. We are looking for individuals comfortable with change and keen to experiment on our own organisation first – by testing new ways of working, deep collaboration, new ways of learning and gathering business intelligence.
Our people are effectively our first ambassadors and our primary community – we expect them to role model deep collaboration across teams, countries, and organisations. The current role we are recruiting for aims at maximising the value of the Swiss and Austrian innovation ecosystem, to harness the local innovations and connect them meaningfully in the organisation, and with start-ups, students, and other organisations. We expect that person to be able to be mobilised on different projects in a flexible manner, to be able represent Climate-KIC externally and demonstrate leadership across multiple topic areas.
To drive climate innovation we create successful partnerships between business, public bodies and the academic world. In building these relationships our focus is on identifying, developing and linking market potential with business ideas and initiatives. We create new products, services and jobs in Europe with global impact on climate change.
We recruit and develop entrepreneurs to become agents of change. Our training programmes instil climate change entrepreneurship into hundreds of students and leading professionals. Our courses combine climate change science and entrepreneurship with an emphasis of learning-by-doing and exposure to real life challenges and our innovation projects.
We open up market opportunities for small businesses and start-up companies with climate change innovations. By connecting with our experts, we help entrepreneurs develop their ideas into climate change products and services. We provide entrepreneurs with the opportunities and practical tools required to transform their ideas into commercial success.