European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is the Europe’s largest innovation network strengthening innovation since 2008. The Institute is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. 

The EIT Community is the world's largest innovation ecosystem. EIT's method for driving innovation involves bringing together organisations across business, education, and research. The goal of these partnerships is to find and commercialise solutions to pressing global challenges. 
Thematic KICs acting as EIT's operational arms.
For each global challenge, there is an ecosystem of partnerships called Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The nine thematic EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities act as the Institute’s operational arms.​​​​​​​
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation agency and community, supporting cities, regions, countries and industries to meet their climate ambitions through systems innovation and place-based transformations. 

Together with its partners, the agency generates, implements and integrates climate solutions by mobilising finance, testing business models, and opening pathways for institutional and behavioural change.
Podcast series cover design for "How Could We?".
The agency offers three climate entrepreneurship programmes (Climathon, ClimateLaunchpad, ClimAccelerator) for systems innovation. These programmes help launch innovative ideas into life, connect local efforts as networks, and strengthen communities of practice.
EIT Climate-KIC's entrepreneurship programmes help start-ups avoid the death valley to build and grow their ventures.
Each climate entrepreneurship programme supports citizens and founders at different stages in their journey to find climate solutions. During the programmes, the alumni establish connections in global ecosystems, often leading to investment opportunities while receiving essential information to be successful in their ventures. Some of the focus areas of the solutions are circular economy, finance, food, land use, sustainable production systems, and urban challenges to tackle climate challenges at speed and scale.
Climate Entrepreneurship Programmes

A city-based initiative that offers a pathway to action for any citizen to create local ideas for climate challenges.

Week of Action: A week of celebrating, recognizing and supporting the climate actions taken by citizens, youth, entrepreneurs, and change-makers all over the world via all EIT Climate-KIC programmes. At 2022 the event took place as series of webinars. A logo and banners were produced to accompany the live events with coordination support. ​​​
Access the recordings of the Week of Action 2022 here.

The largest green business ideas competition aiming to unearth and incubate the world's best climate benefitting start-ups. The programme contains National Boot Camps, and regional Pitching Events giving a stage to entrepreneurs to win in-kind support and cash prize for their businesses. 

The grand final was held by Delft University of Technology, sponsored by Bank of America (2022). Coordination and PR support was provided for this programme to ensure the information flow between involved parties.
Access the full press release here.

Theme and place-based climate accelerators in local contexts around the world. The accelerators are delivered through EIT Climate-KIC's proven methodology and provide start-ups with professional resources, knowledge, network and funding needed to successfully kickstart and scale their climate solutions.
Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs) around the world are the implementing partners for the ClimAccelerator programmes. Selected by a group of EIT Climate-KIC experts through open calls, the ESOs deliver the accelerator programme through call for start-ups, trainings, workshops, and demo days. 
Revisited branding guidelines for the ClimAccelerator.
EIT Climate-KIC's proven methodology, merged with the ESO local expertise, enables entrepreneurs by connecting them to larger ecosystems consisting of business, education, and research entities. This crucial exposure requires a unified voice to form and maintain clusters around the world for a systemic transformation.

An editable social media toolkit in Canva was designed for and included in the ClimAccelerator handbook to facilitate brand coherence across Europe, South America, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Asia. The templates helped social media accounts to be visually harmonious and provided ESOs with different levels of design skills and practical tools to effectively communicate their programmes during the different phases of the implementation. 
Selection of social media assets for the ClimAccelerator accounts.
Selection of press releases and articles for the ClimAccelerator programmes in Africa and the Pacific Islands.
End-of-year video produced in collaboration with a vendor.
Credits

CLIENT 
EIT Climate-KIC (European Institute of Innovation & Technology - Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community)

YEAR OF COMPLETION
2022 - 2023

FOCUS
Systemic Design, Climate Innovation

SERVICES
Communications, Stakeholder Relations, Content Production, Social Media Management

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
Christa Beck, Anne-Sophie Clulow-Garrigou, Zane Razane, Georgia Hutchinson, Samantha Le Royal, Barbara Jarkiewicz, Stephanie Klotz, Wallis Grant, Aida Khalilova

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOLUTIONS & VENTURES TEAM
Sophie White, Ayoub Derdabi, Christian Daube, David Watt, Chris Roe, Emily Amann, Neil Walmsley, Morten Kildahl Sorensen, Carla Erber, Beñat Egaña, Aimee Apel

IN COLLABORATION WITH
TU Delft (ClimateLaunchpad)
Global Green Growth Institute
KCIC Consulting Limited

PODCAST AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
Bárbara Mendes-Jorge
Floating Harbour

PHOTOS
EIT Climate-KIC
"The planet does not need saving - we do."
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