Please note that grant applications for EIT RIS participants have closed on 17 November. You may still register as a paying participant.

A 50% discount on the regular fee of 800EUR are available for the following groups: employees of public bodies, employees of Climate-KIC partners (both core and affiliate partner), employees of NGOs, Climate-KIC Alumni and participants of the Climate-KIC Certified Professional test phase in 2015.

Date: 15-16 December 2016 

Venue: UPV Universitat Politècnica de València, Room Aula INECO, located at the 3rd floor of the Building 7J

The success of climate change innovations relies on the ability of entrepreneurs to understand how new technologies will impact climate change, as well as their ability to identify and quantify the costs, profitability and economic returns of proposed new technologies, and their ability to obtain the financing needed to convert ideas into products, or to implement new processes.
This short course will introduce participants to these three essential elements of a successful project, namely:

  1. identifying the climate change and other benefits of technology innovations
  2. evaluating the economic and financial feasibility of a proposed project
  3. identifying stakeholders and options for project financing

For example, traditional sources of financing (bank loans and credit lines) are focused on traditional investments such as real estate assets or consumer goods, but not on the riskier investments typically faced by entrepreneurs in climate change technologies.
As a result, entrepreneurs must understand new agents in the financial markets, such as investment funds and private equity companies.
In this course, participants will gain a basic understanding of how to analyze the benefits and economic feasibility of proposed new systems or technologies to address climate change. They will also learn how to approach financial markets, including the development of a business plan and identifying companies and government agencies able to fund climate innovative projects.

Course benefits

In this course, participants will gain a basic understanding of how to analyze the benefits and economic feasibility of proposed new systems or technologies to address climate change.
They will also learn how to approach financial markets, including the development of a business plan and identifying companies and government agencies able to fund climate innovative projects
Innovative climate change technologies require business models for their successful implementation. This course will provide the fundamental skills and knowledge needed by a wide range of individuals and groups who wish to develop and introduce new ideas and technologies in this domain.

Learning outcomes:

  • Acquisition of knowledge about climate change
  • Explanation for the needs for technology innovation
  • Knowledge of the Methods to assess environmental and climate benefits
  • Analysis of Legal and environment constraints and opportunities; Role of governments
  • Evaluating the costs and economic feasibility of innovative climate change technologies
  • Understanding the agents of financial markets at a local, national and international level
  • Analysis of alternative sources of financing for climate change technologies: long-run and short-run
  • The role of European private equity companies, investments funds, and societies of collective investment for the climate change entrepreneur: Advantages and disadvantages

Key experts

Professor Edward S. Rubin, Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Elena De la Poza, Universitat Politècnica de València

Confirmed coach:

Professor Natividad Guadalajara Olmeda, Universitat Politècnica de València

Course fee

  • 800 EUR for regular participants (50% discount available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions and NGOs)
  • No fees for participants from our EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia)

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for grant applications is 17 November.

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