Helsinki-Uusimaa participating in Climate-KIC Programme


The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is participating in the Climate-KIC – a climate change programme organized by the European Union. It is an innovation network administered by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. It promotes both climate change mitigation and adaptation, and its most important aim is to create innovation partnerships where public administration, research, business and education meet each other. 

Multiple activities within the programme

The Region participates in several Climate-KIC activities regarding innovation, entrepreneurship and education.With this participation, the region wants to be a pioneer in creating and using low-carbon innovations. 

Climate change requires new types of innovation and new thinking. Pioneers into Practise (PiP) professional mobility programme offers pre- and postplacement training for changing your mindset along with team work in small groups for finding solutions to climate changes.

The Tyrsky Consulting is responsible for organising the PiP activities in 2018.

heittomerkkiHelsinki-Uusimaa wants to be a pioneer in creating and using low-carbon innovations.

It is possible for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council along with its partners to take part in the Climate-KIC Projects. The projects vary all the way from a multi-year flagship project and demonstration projects to shorter innovative and pilot projects. The projects aim to find markets for new innovations promoting both climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to promote any implementation of these innovations.

Climate-KIC also offers business support for climate start-ups and makes it possible to participate in the cleantech business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad and a start-up Acceleration programme. In addition, the professionals from Helsinki-Uusimaa can take part in various courses and trainings in the Climate-KIC regions.