The human race is uniquely equipped to innovate and overcome complex challenges. Climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge of our time, with Australia already feeling the effects. The 2015 Paris Agreement of COP21 mobilised global support and collaboration for action on climate change. To succeed, climate innovation will need to become a foundation for the future Australian economy.
Climate-KIC Australia will be at the forefront of Australia’s innovation on climate change.
Climate-KIC Australia are a Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) to catalyse a national response to climate change and the global-scale opportunities it presents. Our purpose: to help bring to market innovative climate change solutions by connecting key players across the whole innovation pathway.
We will build links between the research community, government and commercial opportunity, being the catalyst to link ideas, commercial know-how and investment capital via a proven model from the European Union
Identifying and developing the market potential of emerging technologies, and creating new products, services and jobs with a global impact on climate change.
Recruiting, nurturing and developing entrepreneurs to become agents of change.
Creating opportunities and practical tools to enable small businesses and start-ups working in the areas of climate innovation, to turn ideas into commercial success.
THE AREAS WE WILL IMPACT
Net-zero Carbon Energy
Greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector comprise the greatest share of Australia’s emissions.
Sustainable Resilient Cities
The majority of Australians live in urban areas, with significant growth likely to occur in many urban areas to 2030.
Regions in Transition
Several regions of Australia provide an opportunity for innovation. These areas are currenly undergoing economic transition and have traditionally been dependent on carbon-intensive industries.
To find out more about what we do and our areas of impact, contact us.