About Us

Catalysing a national response to 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.
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Our purpose

Our purpose is 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.

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Our focus

Systemic change Identifying and developing the market potential of emerging technologies, and creating new products, services and jobs with a global impact on climate change. Education Recruiting, nurturing and developing entrepreneurs to become agents of change. Entrepreneurship/Innovation 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.

Who’s involved?

Business & Industry

Identifying and developing the market potential of emerging technologies, and creating new products, services and jobs with a global impact on climate change.

Government

Becoming more adaptive and developing policies that are closely informed by research.

Research

Ensuring Australia stays ahead in its awareness of climate imperatives and potential solutions.

Educators

Develop and provide Climate-KIC’s targeted postgraduate, postdoctoral and executive education for the next generation of innovators, business leaders and policy

Start Ups

Ensuring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have the resources and funding they need to succeed.

Investors

Encouraging and facilitating investment in key areas of growth and innovation.

NGOs

Helping grow Climate-KIC by linking to their membership bases.

Community

Identifying regional and local challenges, and working on the potential solutions to these.

Our partners

The European precedent

A model to emulate.

Operating since 2010.

The world’s largest climate public private partnership.

Presence in 23 European countries.

Drives innovation through creative partnerships, large and small, local and global, between private, public and academic sectors.

Key Achievements
  • 2012 - 2015, 170 start-ups collectively raised €189m in external funding. 2012- 2015, generated approx 3,000 jobs.
  • €337 million of EU funding delivered over €1.8 billion in climate innovation
  • Leading C-KIC start-ups won top honours at the Silicon Valley Cleantech Awards and other international accolades: “Innovation of the Year” at London Market Awards 2014.

Want to get involved?

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+612 800 0000

Contact Us

Our office

Climate-KIC,
Address 1, Address 2
NSW, 2010, Australia

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