ECCI a “huge boost" say Climate-KIC chiefs

19 May 2017

A little over a month after announcing the exciting new partnership ECCI welcomed newly appointed global CEO of Climate-KIC Kirsten Dunlop (pictured below with ECCI Director Andy Kerr) & Tom Mitchell - Director of Climate-KIC UK & Ireland - to Edinburgh this week.

The pair met with representatives from all areas of ECCI’s work to demonstrate the Centre’s important role in the climate innovation community in Scotland and the capacity of Edinburgh to be a European leader in this space.

ECCI announced at the beginning of May that it was bringing the EU’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme, Climate-KIC, to Scotland for the first time. The partnership will enable ECCI to offer Scottish entrepreneurs the opportunity to bid for thousands of euros and dedicated support to help them take their target markets by storm through three dedicated ClimateKIC programmes between now and 2019.

Tom Mitchell, Director of Climate-KIC UK & Ireland, said:

“Getting ECCI on board as a Climate-KIC Partner is a huge boost for our work with city-regions in the UK & Ireland, which focuses on putting climate innovation at the heart of jobs and skills strategies." 

“From Edinburgh there is real potential to build jobs and climate-positive technologies with global relevance around Scotland’s climate change ambitions and its existing strengths in the new climate economy."

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, driving innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors.

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