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3 PhD Summer Schools

Climate-KIC is hosting 3 PhD Summer Schools this summer.

  • Urban Transitions: Reshaping Urban Districts, 16-30 July in Amsterdam and Bologna
  • Sustainable Production Systems: Shaping cross-company innovation, 20 August - 2 September in Gothenburg and Frankfurt
  • Sustainable Land Use: Sustainable Land Use: Decrease the Environmental Footprint – Increase the Economic and Social Output, 17-30 September Örvényes, Lake Balaton and Valencia

The application deadline for the one hosted by Chalmers (on Sustainable Production Systems) is July 1st 2017.

Find out more by following this link.

May 4th from 11-12: Informationmeeting 'Open Innovation'

The meeting takes place at SCIENCE Hub, Nørre Allé 63, 2nd Floor, University of Copenhagen.

Groundbreaking Open Innovation Competition: Want to know more? Climate-KIC Nordic is ready to answer any of the questions you might have before entering your idea. Stop by SCIENCE Hub Thursday May 4th from 11-12. 'Urban Food from Residual Heat' is the theme for the Open Innovation Competition. 2 million SEK at stake.

About the Open Innovation Competition

Open Innovation Competition: In collaboration with Vinnova and a Swedish project consortia Climate-KIC is facilitating a ground breaking Open Innovation process to come up with a method of utilizing waste residual heat from industry in urban food production.

The competition open for anyone to participate in:

  • University startups
  • Projects and spinouts
  • Researchers and Ph.D. students
  • Climate professionals

2 million SEK proze: Cities and companies back the competition

Four Swedish municipalities is crowdsourcing the Open Innovation Competition:

  • Malmö
  • Lund
  • Oskarshamn
  • Bjuv

They are looking for solution proposals of all kinds, relating to all aspects of the project.

Vinnova [the Swedish Innovation Agency] providing 2 million SEK in prize money for successful proposals.

May 2nd from 17-19.30 - Go Natural: Nature Based Solutions for Cities Forum in London, UK

The event takes place at CBRE's Offices in London, UK.

This forum seeks to outline the value of nature
based solutions to deliver innovative and effective improvements for cities
globally. A diverse range of experts will cover the scientific, design,
development, and financing issues for London and all cities.
Imperial College London will also present the outcomes from their Climate-KIC
supported innovation project - Blue Green Solutions and launch their guide.

Blue Green Solutions Guide
Imperial College London, with the support of Climate-KIC, is pioneering a
resource efficient approach, the Blue Green Solutions guide. One that
systematically unlocks the multiple benefits of green (vegetated)
infrastructure to deliver urban developments that are both resilient and
sustainable. Some solutions are small and happen at a grass roots level (pocket
gardens) and tree lined streets, others at a larger scale where greater
coordination and investment is required. All play a part in systemic, benefits
led solutions for buildings and districts.

More information and a full programme is available on Climate-KIC's website.

May 17th-19th - Urban Transitions Workshop III in Bologna, Italy

Join Climate-KIC for the third in our series of workshops designed to gather together the community of partners actively involved in the work of accelerating the transition of cities to a low carbon resilient economy.

Workshop Objectives:

  • to share the progress being made across our portfolio of innovation projects, flagships, and strategic initiatives
  • to connect partners and introduce new organisations into the community
  • to explore significant opportunities for innovative breakthroughs at scale across our  Climate-KIC Thematic Priorities 2017 Who should attend?

Professionals from across Europe working for municipal authorities, private sector corporations, start-ups, SMEs, academics, research and civil society institutions.

More information and an outline programme is available on the Climate-KIC website, but be sure to secure your place soon!

Open Innovation Call - 2 June 2017

Calling all technology innovators, entrepreneurs and experts within sustainable food production, waste management, residual heat and the circular economy! Take part in Climate-KIC's exciting Open Innovation competition to establish urban food production sites in the Swedish cities of Malmö, Lund, Oskarshamn and Bjuv, which will use residual heat (also known as wasted heat) from nearby industries as their main input. These cities plan to capture the low temperature residual heat waste emitted as clean warm water from their industries and use it to produce fish, vegetables and other biological products in units located in their urban areas.

The competition’s objective is to source full and partial solutions for all aspects of this exciting venture and is designed in such a way as to take interesting, yet raw, ideas and develop them into a full solution tailored to the needs of one or more of the potential locations over the duration of the competition.

Climate-KIC is seeking creative ideas and innovators to be a part of this process. Those applicants who make it through the initial stage will be entitled to counselling and professional support to co-develop their solutions. Prize money has been made available for those participants involved in each stage of the competition and SEK 2,000,000 (approximately EUR 210,000) has been reserved for those involved in the final solution.

Climate-KIC Nordic, SLU, E.ON, Veolia, Kraftringen, ICA Fastigheter and a number of other partners have received funding from the Swedish Innovation Agency, Vinnova to launch this open innovation initiative.

Read more and submit your idea through this link before June 2nd 2017.

Climate-KIC Nordic Partner Day August 2017 - date TBA

You should participate if you are a Climate-KIC partner and would like to:

  • Strengthen your relations with other Climate-KIC partners
  • Be inspired by insightful trendsetters in their fields
  • Learn more about opportunities with Climate-KIC

Ideation Day fall 2017 - date TBA

The purpose of the Ideation Day is to develop and nurture the Climate-KIC community in the Nordics. This is crucial to facilitate collaboration on innovative projects with large potential climate impact. 

The day provides an arena for you to develop your ideas, identify and team up with collaborators in the Climate-KIC community, and finally present in front of a jury. 

Limited awards (up to €15.000) will be available for consortia to support the further development of feasible ideas into full project proposals for future Climate-KIC or other project calls.

If you want to learn more about the possibilities and what you can gain from being part of Ideation Day, we recommend that you follow this link for a story about, how Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Fulai Liu, used Ideation funds to create a chinese/european consortium.