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Sustainable innovation in agriculture & food production

27 November – 2 December 2017 Register Now Budapest, Hungary An intensive six-day course aimed at increasing the capacities of practitioners to understand the current challenges to agricul...

27 November – 2 December 2017

Budapest, Hungary

An intensive six-day course aimed at increasing the capacities of practitioners to understand the current challenges to agriculture and the food industry arising from climate change and overpopulation and to find innovative solutions to these challenges by applying an integrated system approach.

Our programme will run on two story lines combining thematic expert sessions, site visits about sustainable food and agriculture, and applying different tools for systems innovation such as: stakeholder analyses, visioning, niche management, etc. Through action-based learning, you will acquire the skills with which to enhance your own projects in your particular field. The course is set in an innovative and creative environment, includes participants from various backgrounds, and is led by experienced coaches.

Bring your own case study!

Personalize our programme - bring your own work to the course by choosing a case study that describes a challenge from your professional life related to any sector of the agrofood industry. It can be a project that you are working on, or an idea that you wish to realize in the future. With the help of the case studies, you will be able to apply the new knowledge, tools and methods you receive during the Catalyst, and improve your capabilities solving other problems and challenges in your working environment.

What we offer:

Through the Catalyst training workshop you will learn state-of-the-art knowledge about the characteristics of the agrofood industry as well as strengthen your competencies to successfully lead an innovation Project in the sector.

In particular, you will:

  • Learn how to better deal with the consequences of climate change in the agricultural sector and make the industry more climate-resilient.
  • Improve and apply competencies to innovate and transform a project in a safe and supported environment under the guidance of coaches
  • Understand international best practices by different stakeholders while receiving new perspectives
  • Gain an insight into common EU regulations with country-specific information
  • Meet and exchange ideas with all the main actors in the agriculture and food industry
  • Engage in international networking Opportunities

Who can take part?

The programme is aimed at experienced professionals from the following sectors:

  • Government, from agencies responsible for public policy-making
  • Technology providers, business people, entrepreneurs from the agrofood industry
  • Food manufacturing companies and their suppliers
  • Representatives of rural areas: farmers, mayors
  • Farmers’ associations, NGOs
  • Consultants from social, financial and engineering fields

Fees and registration

Course fee: EUR 2,000.

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including residents of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists

Deadline

Please note that there is a limited number of places and applications will be processed on a first come first served basis. The deadline for application is 23 November 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Orsolya Barna: orsolya.barna@climate-kic.org

 

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IMPACT PLAYERS – Gamification for a greener city

30 November - 1 December 2017 Register Now Budapest, Hungary Less water use? Less waste? More kilometres by public transport? Less energy consumption? No matter what your goal is, it can ...

30 November - 1 December 2017

Budapest, Hungary

Less water use? Less waste? More kilometres by public transport? Less energy consumption? No matter what your goal is, it can be transformed into a game!

About the workshop

Gamification is about applying game elements and (digital) game design techniques to non-game problems, such as the challenges climate issues pose to business and the related social impacts. Gamification is the hot new business concept being used by the world’s leading companies (Nike, Siemens, Dell, eBay, Cisco, etc.) Games are powerful tools and can engage users on a higher level. The workshop is designed to give you a deeper insight into gamification and co-creation processes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use games and co-creation effectively in their field of work, and reach their target audience, engage them, and through the change in civic behaviour patterns achieve their objectives.

As a result of the workshop you will be able to design your own gamification project to attain your goals related to climate change.

The course is officially co-organized with IFKA in Budapest.

What we offer:

The training will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to design your own gamification solutions both within your organisation and for your customers:

  • Understand the importance and role of gamification and its link to climate change challenges
  • Have an overview of areas where gamification can be applied and the reasons to do so
  • Gain an idea and knowledge of successful examples of gamification used in corporations
  • Acquire skills and competencies to design a game in business to reach sustainability goals

Further Information is in the Infopack.

Who can join?

  • City system operators, public service companies
  • Urban mobility companies seeking to communicate effectively with their customers
  • Public services communication and PR departments
  • Communities for change willing to engage the broader general public
  • Municipalities, companies with targets related to climate change

Fees

Fee for the whole course: 800 EUR.

  • A 50% discount on the regular fee is available for: Employees of public bodies, Climate-KIC partners, Employees of NGOs and Climate-KIC alumni
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until 4 weeks before the course. Already paid fees will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation between four to one week before the course. Full fees apply after cancellation of less than one week before the course.

Grant applications

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including residents of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Deadline

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for registration is 31 October 2017.

For further enquiries, have a look on our FAQ or contact Orsolya Barna: orsolya.barna@climate-kic.org

 

 

 

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Biomimicry: How to mastermind blue-green infrastructure

Nature based solutions for the built environment 13-15 October 2017 Limassol, Cyprus An intensive three-day course, aimed at exploring Biomimicry Thinking as a framework for introducing na...

Nature based solutions for the built environment

13-15 October 2017

Limassol, Cyprus

An intensive three-day course, aimed at exploring Biomimicry Thinking as a framework for introducing nature-based into the built environment as a means of mitigating climate change and/or as an adaptation strategy. Future-proofing of cities, combining water systems, biodiversity and urban farming: With the support of biomimicry - derived from the Greek words ‘bios’ (life) and ‘mimesis (imitation) - sustainable solutions to man-made problems can be identified by emulating natural systems and processes. This Spotlight course includes specialized talks, interactive workshops, group work, peer-to-peer feedback, and short visits to an unspoiled natural habitat.

What we offer

Participants will gain expertise in bringing biomimicry in their work or in their start-up - in both a technological and a business context. In particular, the participants will:

  • Appreciate the potential of biomimicry for the built environment
  • Understand how to seek nature-based solutions to their work challenges
  • Discover how they can incorporate circular economic concepts in their projects
  • Learn how to convert a natural system into a nature-based solution for the built environment
  • Practice evaluating nature-based solutions and comparing them to conventional solutions.

Further Information about the course content, the Agenda and the coaches is available in the Infopack.

Who can join?

Managers of climate-friendly innovation projects relating to the built environment (retrofitting, urban farming, renewable energy micro-generation)

  • Clean-tech startups - in particular start-ups focusing on cities
  • Students of engineering or the natural sciences interestes in blue-green infrastructure.
  • Town planners, urban utility stakeholders, built environment (e.g. Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) engineers and architects.

Fees and application

Course fee: 800 Eur.

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadlines

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is 4 October 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact: stylianos.yiatros@cut.ac.cy

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Greening your business

18-20 October 2017 Bologna, Italy Embedding sustainability into business model innovation! The course - implemented in cooperation with the Bologna Business School - focuses on green busine...

18-20 October 2017

Bologna, Italy

Embedding sustainability into business model innovation!

The course - implemented in cooperation with the Bologna Business School - focuses on green business models, their design and implementation. Participants will learn the opportunities of sustainability-oriented business models, how they differ from traditional “business-as-usual” models, and how they can effectively be implemented in order to create shared value.

The course will cover key approaches and frameworks for designing new business models or reconfiguring existing ones. Insights will be offered on how to implement sustainability-oriented business models and translate them into tangible outcomes. Also covered will be how to create a monitoring framework to assess progress related to the implementation of the new or reconfigured business model.

A virtual follow-up session is planned six months after the course.

What we offer

You will be familiarized with the methods and tools that can be used within their own organisations, or supporting other partners or organizations, in the development of climate-friendly innovation projects and new business ideas. Furthermore the course gives guidance how to design or re-design the business approach of organisations. In detail, you will:

  • Understand what sustainability oriented business models are and why they are important
  • Be able to apply key approaches and frameworks for designing new sustainable business models or reconfiguring existing ones
  • Create a monitoring framework to assess progress related to the implementation of the new or reconfigured business model.

Further Information about the course content, the coaches and the agenda is available in the Infopack.

Who can join

The course is geared towards individuals and groups in the following areas:

  • Innovators and entrepreneurs working in companies
  • start-ups on climate-friendly innovations
  • Project developer
  • Decision-makers in companies looking for new orientation for their business model
  • Researchers willing to promote their climate-friendly ideas

Fees and grant application

Fee for the whole course: 800 EUR

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadlines

Please note that places are limited and applications will be assessed on a first come first-served basis. The deadline for application is 10 October 2017.

For any further enquiry, please contact Paola Valandro:
paola.valandro@climate-kic.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Accessing new markets for low carbon energy

March 2018 (excact date to be confirmed) Register Now Birmingham, United Kingdom Developing a plan to access a multi-billion Euro market The course will take participants through the fol...

March 2018 (excact date to be confirmed)

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Developing a plan to access a multi-billion Euro market

The course will take participants through the following areas:

  • The political, environmental and social drive to deliver low carbon energy
  • The complex interplay of local market conditions that exist across Europe
  • The opportunities which will allow businesses present to develop sustainable, commercial solutions
  • Potential partnership and collaboration approaches to support the development of their business.

What we offer:

Participants will gain an understanding and practical knowledge in the emerging markets across Europe by comparing examples within the West Midlands area to other European countries. The course will include e-learning materials to support the learning objectives as well as a range of supporting information and business development tools.

Participants will benefit from the course in different ways:

  • For new businesses or businesses that do not access the low carbon energy market, they will develop an understanding of a new market and their ability to trade in it
  • For businesses already accessing low carbon energy markets, they will be able to identify opportunities for diversification and develop new opportunities
  • Build awareness of potential organisations they need to work with to maximize their approach
  • Produce an action plan for their next six months work following the course.

Who can take part?

The course is aimed at organisations that either work in the energy sector or wish to provide new services aimed at the low carbon energy market, including:

  • New start-up businesses in energy innovation
  • SMEs wishing to access the energy sector
  • Technicians and consultants in renewable and low carbon technologies
  • Low carbon policy officers from local government looking to develop partnerships or procurement opportunities
  • University and academia staff aiming to develop closer partnerships with practitioners
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to build a business in energy innovation
  • Investors looking for opportunities in low carbon markets.

Coaches and Experts

Richard Bubb is a Renewable energy project manager and coach. He previously worked as an Executive Director at Groundwork Black Country and was a Project Manager for one of Walsall Council’s social and business regeneration programmes. His current work includes energy advice and assessments and is a Coach on the Pioneers into Practice programme.

To Richard Bubb, then starting a new job with Groundwork Black Country, 1992’s UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio seemed like an inflexion point, the start of a wider consensus on climate change.

In the ensuing years, the low carbon agenda would underpin more of Richard’s work with Groundwork Black Country: both in terms of frontline services such as the Green Doctor, and in a strategic sense, as part of a partnership which delivered a Climate Change Action Plan in Walsall – one of the first areas to do so. 

Dave Green

 

Dave Green is an experienced energy advisor, assessor and trainer.  He runs his own company and is also a Director of GDAM, a co-operative of energy advisors.  He has been involved in a number of community energy projects and has worked closely with several renewable energy installers.

Dave has been involved with Climate KiC since 2010 and has worked on the Pioneers programme, the Certified Professional pilot, the PhD summer school programme and two Innovator Catalysts.

 

Fees and registration

Course fee: 800 Euro

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadline

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is 1 November 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact: alina.congreave@climate-kic.org

 

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Copernicus: from geospatial to agribusiness

25 October 2017 Bologna Italy An intensive one day course that aims at promoting the awareness and the knowledge of Copernicus services and geospatial data products with Environmental Data Model...

25 October 2017

Bologna Italy

An intensive one day course that aims at promoting the awareness and the knowledge of Copernicus services and geospatial data products with Environmental Data Modeling and Geo computation.

About the workshop

Copernicus is a European Union Programme aimed at developing European free and open information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data to help service providers, public authorities and other international organisations improve the quality of life for the citizens of Europe. Copernicus, in particular, helps to assess agricultural land uses, change detections and their impacts on biodiversity and landscapes so to help public authorities and farmers improve farm management and policies by monitoring agricultural pressures on natural resources.

Through the presentation of case studies, real experiences and web tools, participants from public and private sectors can learn how to use these innovative approaches and take advance so to develop successful sustainable business. This course, in particular, wants to provide knowledge and insight to explore sustainable agriculture challenges, by using earth observation added-value data coming from Sentinel satellites and Copernicus Services.

The course is preceded by a launching webinar helping the participants familiarize with the Copernicus key concepts.

The course is officially co-organized with the Copernicus Academy Italian member Studiomapp srl and ASTER and it is led by Marco Folegani, Managing Director of the Italian private company MEEO S.r.l , partner of the European Space Agency (ESA).

 

What can we offer?

Participants will improve their knowledge on systemic approaches in using Copernicus satellite data and monitoring services in combination with some open source tools for image and data process, to support innovation in sustainable agri-business by:

  • Understanding what Sentinel satellites and Copernicus Services are, why they are important and how they relate to the green and climate challenges;
  • Using key approaches and tools for designing new analytics models or reconfiguring existing ones based on earth observation;
  • Implementing sustainability-oriented methodologies to address climate challenges in agriculture activities

 

Further Information is in the Infopack.

 

Who can join?

The course addresses agricultural users in decision making at many different levels: from farmers to large corporate managers, from Agronomists/Technicians consultants to governmental officers dealing with Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and rural development, from Agri-business economist/experts to Insurance brokers.

 

Fees and applications

Fee of the whole course: 400 EUR

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadline

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for registration is 10 October 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Paola Valandro: paola.valandro@climate-kic.org

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Copernicus: from geospatial to smart cities

Free and open satellite data supporting innovation in the green management and sustainable development of the urban areas. 26 October 2017 Bologna, Italy An intensive one day course that ai...

Free and open satellite data supporting innovation in the green management and sustainable development of the urban areas.

26 October 2017

Bologna, Italy

An intensive one day course that aims at promoting the awareness and the knowledge of Copernicus services and geospatial data products with Environmental Data Modeling and Geo computation in the smart cities management.

Copernicus is a European Union Program aimed at developing European free and open information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. In the Smart Cities domain, the Copernicus program helps to assess the Urban environment in terms of air quality, climate indicators, change detections and their impacts on the urban context. The use of these remote sensing data is critical to find adequate solutions to tackle urban challenges and represents a valuable tool for urban planners, environmental engineers and administrative authorities in improving urban management.

Through the sharing of real case studies and the use web tools, participants can explore the added value of Earth observation data coming from Sentinel satellites and Copernicus Services and work on new approaches to urban challenges, management and sustainable development in the city.

  • The course is preceded by a launching webinar helping the participants familiarize with the Copernicus key concepts.
    What we offer?
  • Participants will improve their knowledge in using Copernicus satellite data and services to support innovation in smart cities by:
    Understanding Sentinel satellites, Copernicus Services and their use in urban related-climate challenges;
  • Using key approaches and earth Observation tools for designing or reconfiguring analytics models;
  • Understanding the potential benefit of Copernicus program to address climate challenges in Sustainable urban development;

The course is officially co-organized with the Copernicus Academy Italian member Studiomapp S.r.l and ASTER and it is led by Marco Folegani, Managing Director of the Italian private company MEEO S.r.l , partner of the European Space Agency (ESA). MEEO is affiliated partner Climate-KIC since 2011.

Who can join?

The course addresses smart cities users in decision making at many different levels: from Technicians of environmental agencies to local and regional decision-makers, from public administration professionals to urban planners and environmental engineers.

Fees and applications

Course fee: 400 EUR

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadline

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for registration is 10 October 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Paola Valandro: paola.valandro@climate-kic.org

 

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Sustainable cities – responsible leadership

Effective cooperation for the development and implementation of sustainable solutions for European cities 20 – 25 November 2017 Register Now Wroclaw, Poland An intensive, six-day cou...

Effective cooperation for the development and implementation of sustainable solutions for European cities

20 – 25 November 2017

Wroclaw, Poland

An intensive, six-day course aiming at increasing the capacities of practitioners to frame the transition in European cities towards more sustainability. The course will equip you with the tools, knowledge and skills to lead your own innovative and transformative Projects and adapt effective solutions.

A gaming approach will allow you to work on real problems, develop your own ideas, and draw on the experience of international experts who have successfully implemented radical city innovations. The experts will share their know-how on transformative processes carried out in specific sub-systems (such as energy, mobility, waste, and water) and show how these Subsystems are linterlinked in the broader context of the city.An intrinsic part of the course is intensive e-learning support (pre and after the course).

The basis for the experiential learning is the Energy Transition Game developed by the Centre for Systems Solutions. The open game environment recreates the most important aspects of real-world energy transition processes, allowing the participants to try out various strategies and their effects in a complex multi-actor system.

What we offer:

You will gain competencies to define your problem, find possible solutions, and apply transition thinking, initiating changes in practice. In particular, you will::

  • Work on your own project and develop the implementation strategy
  • Learn from international experts and case studies on transformative projects
  • Get to know how to use tools and approaches encouraging innovative thinking
  • Build a professional network of innovative change leaders that will remain in place after the course
  • Practice leadership skills
  • Understand different perspectives and the barriers to systemic change.

Who can take part?

The course is geared towards participants with the following background:

  • Sustainable business - sustainability managers
  • Private investors and companies (building, renovation, transport, communication, etc.) - entrepreneurs & CEOs, people responsible for strategic oversight
  • Knowledge transfer companies i.e. Climate-KIC, business development managers, CSR managers
  • Project managers, R&D practitioners, PR managers
  • City-wide central heating providers – project managers, strategy experts
  • Cities’ representatives.

Fees and registration

Course fee: EUR 2,000.

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including residents of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, catering during the workshop and any site vists

Deadline

Please note that there is a limited unmber of places and applications will be processed on a first come first served basis. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Joanna Sabat: joanna.sabat@climate-kic.org

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System innovation and the circular economy in urban water management

6-11 November 2017 Register Now Valencia, Spain An intensive, six-day course, aimed at increasing your ability to design and run innovation initiatives to transform urban water management ...

6-11 November 2017

Valencia, Spain

An intensive, six-day course, aimed at increasing your ability to design and run innovation initiatives to transform urban water management systems to rely more on a circular model. Changes in water consumption, the use and reuse of water from different sources, waste-water treatment and the circularity of the model will be some of the topics covered.

You will be involved in a highly innovative atmosphere by means of serious games, visual tools, co- creative methods and participatory activities. In the mornings, you will gain new insights by interacting with international experts and working on your own challenges. In the afternoon, teams of participants will each be assigned a real-life case with the task of devising a real solution by applying the new framework and the relevant tools. By the end of the course you will have learnt how to design and run innovation processes for your own challenges.

What we offer:

Participants will improve some critical skills in systems innovation and will gain the skill sets needed to design and manage innovation initiatives that seek to transform systems such as to reflect a more circular model in urban water management. In particular, the participants will:

  • Use a systems approach and the relevant visual tools to understand and depict the complexity of the sociotechnical system at hand.
  • Work with future scenarios, changes and strategies by using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods.
  • Sharpen and make use of their creativity and complex problem-solving skills to come up with innovative and tangible solutions to systemic challenges.
  • Develop business models for a circular economy framework by using game tools.
  • Be exposed to a high-quality first-hand interaction with international experts on the field and with other participants as this will foster cross-pollination.

 Who can take part?

The target groups are practitioners somehow involved in or affected by the new challenge of transition to a CE at the regional level. This edition of the Innovator Catalyst is in particular aimed at professionals in the water management domain, such as managers of facilities and utilities, etc. More specifically, the course targets:

  • Policy-makers in regional and local governments and institutions.
  • Urban planners working for/in regional/local governments.
  • Water utility and recycling facilities.

In addition to the aforementioned prioritized target audience, the course is also open to innovators and academics interested in deepening their knowledge and exploring the opportunities that that a circular economy and innovation offer the water management sector.

Fees and registration

Course fee: EUR 2,000.

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including residents of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadline

Please note that there is a limited number of places and applications will be processed on a first come first served basis. The deadline for applications is 20 October 2017.

For further equiries please contact Celsa Monros: celsa.monros@climate-kic.org

 

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Innovations for low carbon transitions

Methods and tools for working with people, groups, organisations and society 30-31 October 2017 Wroclaw, Poland This intensive two day course aims at increasing the abilities of practitione...

Methods and tools for working with people, groups, organisations and society

30-31 October 2017

Wroclaw, Poland

This intensive two day course aims at increasing the abilities of practitioners (business, social and public settings) to foster innovations in international and intercultural environments. By combining the five steps of Design Thinking (empathy, define, ideate, prototype, test) with a deeper multiple-level analysis of social factors affecting initiative, participants will be able to focus on their own problems and ideas, flexibly adjusting them to their individual needs.

A simulation game called the “Energy Tranisition Game” will be used during the course to help you experience the importance of social interactions that take places at many levels simultaneously phase in practice. The course will outline the full spectrum of challenges, interconnections, and trade-offs involved in launching new public and private initiatives (be it startups, new products/services, policies or campaigns); this will foster a better understanding of what is needed to achieve success at individual, group, organization and society levels.

The course will put tools and methods at your finger tips that are tailored to promote your own initiative, shaping the pathway to a climate-friendly transition.

An intrinsic part of the course is intensive e-learning support (before and after the course).

The course is officially co-organized with the Centre for Systems Solutions in Wroclaw.

What we offer

You will gain the appropriate skills to undertake and develop your own successful transition initiatives. In particular, you will:

  • Gain leadership skills to navigate a climate-friendly transition in the safe but challenging environment of a simulation game
  • Learn how to apply various methods and tools which support climate-friendly innovation processes
  • Share your ideas with other participants and experts experienced in designing and executing systemic innovations
  • Establish enduring contacts through a peer-to-peer network
  • Understand different perspectives, the potentials and limitations of systemic exchange.

Further Information about the course content, the agenda, and the coaches is available in the Infopack.

Who can take part?

The course is geared towards participants at many different levels:

  • Entrepreneurs who are planning or running climate-related startups
  • Managers who introduce new products/services in established companies
  • Managers in public administration who plan and introduce new policies and regulations
  • Scientists conducting research on climate transition processes
  • NGO members planning or running climate projects/campaigns.

The course is participant-focused. We will address specific problems related to your initiatives, flexibly adjusting the content to meet your needs. By putting strong emphasis on social processes, the workshop is suitable for a wide range of industries and sectors.

Fees and registration

Course fee: 800 Euro

  • Course fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop material, food during the workshop and any site vists.
  • A 50 % discount on the regular fee is available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs.
  • Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation later and up until one week before the course. Full fees apply in the case of cancellation less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant application

Grant applications are possible for participants of EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) including citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Grants cover the participation fee, workshop material, boarding during the workshop and any site vists.

Deadline

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is 20 October 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact: joanna.sabat@climate-kic.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advanced business models for climate-friendly technologies and innovation

19 - 20 October 2017 Register Now Valencia, Spain From planning to implementation: this course will introduce essential elements of a successful climate-friendly project. About the works...

19 - 20 October 2017

Valencia, Spain

From planning to implementation: this course will introduce essential elements of a successful climate-friendly project.

About the workshop:

This short course will introduce participants to three essential elements of a successful project: firstly identifying the climate-change and other benefits of technological innovations; secondly evaluating the economic and financial feasibility of a proposed project; and finally identifying stakeholders and options for project financing. Entrepreneurs in climate-friendly technologies must understand new agents in the financial markets, such as investment funds and private equity companies and how they differ from traditional sources of finance.

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, develop a business plan and identify companies and government agencies able to fund innovative climate-friendly projects.

What we offer:

Participants will gain competencies how to successfully design climate-friendly innovations and identify suitable options for financing:

  • Understand the need for climate friendly innovations
  • Learn methods to assess environmental and climate benefits
  • Analyse legal, economic and environmental constrains
  • Analyse the financial market players and understand the role of private equity, investment funds, and societies of collective investment for climate change related entrepreneurs

Who can take part?

Individuals and groups working on innovations to address climate change, including:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-up companies
  • Project developer

Fees and Application

Course fee: 800 EUR.

A 50% discount on the regular fee is available for below groups: Employees of public bodies, Climate-KIC partners (both core and affiliate partners), Employees of NGOs and Climate-KIC Alumni

Participation can be cancelled free of charge until 4 weeks before the course. Already paid fees will be reimbursed. 50% of course fees are payable in case of cancellation between four and one week before the course. Already paid fees will be reimbursed accordingly. Full fees apply after cancellation of less than one week before the course.

Diversity

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Grant Application

Grant applications are possible for citizens of the following countries: Cyprus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.

Deadline

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for registration is 6 October 2017.

For further equiries, please contact Celsa Monros: celsa.monros@climate-kic.org

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Climate Kic - Training Partners

If you are a trainer who is interested in climate change you can apply to join our network!
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Climathon

Climate-KIC exists to bring together partners in business, research and education to help create viable, innovative products and services that help to mitigate climate change. The goal is to bring add...

Climate-KIC exists to bring together partners in business, research and education to help create viable, innovative products and services that help to mitigate climate change. The goal is to bring additional innovation to Europe, alongside existing innovation efforts. The problem we are trying to tackle is very complex. Climate-KIC is in a unique position to address it through our network of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector.

This online learning module introduces the Innovation Framework, which is Climate-KIC’s approach (or ‘offer’) to supporting our community of innovators and entrepreneurs. The objective of the framework is innovation that delivers:

  • Economic impact – transitioning to a climate-relevant, self-sustaining economy
  • Climate mitigation – reducing emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Climate adaptation – protecting people and assets.
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Sustainable Production Systems: Shaping cross-company innovation

PhD Summer School on circular business models in the chemical industryAugust 20 – Sept 2, 2017, Gothenburg and Frankfurt For 2017 the application has been closed. Turn your research into practice ...

PhD Summer School on circular business models in the chemical industry
August 20 – Sept 2, 2017, Gothenburg and Frankfurt

For 2017 the application has been closed.

Turn your research into practice and create climate and business impact with our PhD Summer School on Sustainable Production Systems. The industrial sector uses a large part of raw materials and more than half of the global energy consumption. Where better than here could innovations lead to meaningful transitions? Apply the concepts of closed-loop value chains and circular economy to innovation processes for one of the major manufacturing industries in Europe: the chemical industry which will serve as a case study for the two-week programme. Engage with stakeholders, discuss with experts, work in interdisciplinary teams and develop innovative solutions for the real-life challenges of chemical companies and clusters. 

The Challenge
The established industry faces changing market demands and new requirements regarding sustainable usage of material and feedstock. Circular economy models, focusing on the integration of different players along the entire value chain, become an important tool in meeting these demands. At the same time, they require to create new partnerships and new forms of cross-company interaction. Industry clusters offer benefits, but also challenge the companies to rethink not only energy and feedstock streams. Unlocking their full innovation potential requires from them to examine how their business model interacts with those of the other cluster members.

But in which areas can companies work together? When can they benefit from a cluster setting? Can sustainability demands best met when working across different stakeholders in the value chain? And how do the business models of companies interact in cooperative settings?

The hosting companies
In Gothenburg as well as in Frankfurt you will get to know the challenge from different perspectives and learn from these particular cases. This will allow you to link your theoretical knowledge with real-life questions.

In Sweden, you will get to know the perspective of a chemical company (AkzoNobel), member of the West Swedish Chemical and Material Cluster, a decentralized cluster focused on questions of feedstock, resource and energy efficiency as well as recycling. Its aim is to foster sustainability in the chemical industry. It comprises of around twenty stakeholders from academia, industry and the public sector. AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.

The German challenge owner presents the cluster perspective: Infraserv Höchst is the service provider of one of the largest industrial parks in Europe, the Industriepark Höchst. The park contains of 90 companies, most of them from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with more than 20.000 employees. Large international companies such as Clariant, Sanofi, Celanese and Bayer CropScience hold manufacturing or research sites in Frankfurt. Infraserv provides the infrastructure for all located companies, covering areas such as energy, waste, health and mobility.
You will have exclusive access to these corporations and work with each of them and their challenges – a valuable networking opportunity for your individual career development, as it will get you in touch with potential future collaborators.

Programme

Based in the city of Gothenburg and the city of Frankfurt, you will attend lectures, workshops and discussions; meet and discuss with world renowned experts, work with companies, and come up with solutions to drive our carbon neutral future. Guided by a learning coach you will work in interdisciplinary groups on the real-life challenges of the hosting companies. And, of course, enjoy leisure activities showcasing the cities you stay in.

Week 1 (20 Aug -27 Aug): Gothenburg

Sunday 20 August

Arrival

Monday 21 August

Welcome
Setting the scene: Sustainability challenges in the chemical industry
Introduction to industry clusters
Welcome dinner

Tuesday 22 August

Methodology
Introduction to backcasting methodology
4 dimensions of sustainability

Wednesday 23 August

Methodology II
Transitions in socio-technical systems
The present state

Thursday 24 August

Site visit I
Excursion to the site of a chemical company
Presentation of the challenge from a company perspective

Friday 25 August

Business Model Theory
Design thinking workshop
Introduction to (circular) Business Model
Workshop on Business Model mapping

Weekend

Trip to Frankfurt

Week 2 (28 Aug -2 Sept): Frankfurt

Sunday 27 August

Welcome in Frankfurt

Monday 28 August

Business Models in Practice
Introduction to the cluster perspective
Workshop on business model interactions

Tuesday 29 August

Site visit II
Excursion to the Industrial Park Höchst
Presentation of the challenge from a service provider perspective

Wednesday 30 August

Stakeholder dialogue
Workshop on dialogue tools
Dialogue session for group work with local stakeholders

Thursday 31 August

Group work
Preparation of summary and final presentations
Pitch training

Friday 1 September

Final Pitches
Presentations of group works in front of a jury
Wrap-up of the programme
Farewell dinner

Saturday 2 September

Departure

Contact us

In case of any questions concerning this PhD Summer school, feel free to contact Line Gry Knudsen (Education Lead) via line.gry.knudsen@climate-kic.org

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Take part in Climate-KIC’s PhD Catapult

A two-week thematic summer school across Europe Join a community of change-makers and share your knowledge and skills to develop solutions to climate change issues. Our two-week Summer Schools have ...

A two-week thematic summer school across Europe

Join a community of change-makers and share your knowledge and skills to develop solutions to climate change issues.

Our two-week Summer Schools have climate-related topics and take place in different European locations. Connecting PhD students from around the globe, the Catapults are hubs for new ideas with interdisciplinary approaches.

Combining knowledge from various disciplines, new skills are acquired and innovative ideas brought to life. A combination of discussions with international academic experts and practitioners, creative transferable skills sessions, inspiring workshops, site visits and assignments create a unique learning experience for our students. In addition to the delivery of knowledge and skills, the programme is about connecting people and ideas.

In the summer of 2017 Climate-KIC offers three editions on different topics and locations:

  • Urban Transitions: Reshaping Urban Districts
    16-30 July in Amsterdam and Bologna (enrolment closed)
  • Sustainable Production Systems: Shaping cross-company innovation
    20 August - 2 September in Gothenburg and Frankfurt (enrolment closed)
  • Sustainable Land Use: Sustainable Land Use: Decrease the Environmental Footprint – Increase the Economic and Social Output
    17-30 September Örvényes, Lake Balaton and Valencia

See the buttons on the left for more information on each Catapult edition.

Please note: For 2017, all applications for the Catapult editions are now closed

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Catapult 2017 Urban Transitions: Reshaping Urban Districts

This group is set up for the Catapult 2017 on Urban Transitions. We will use the group to exchange background information, homework assignments, group chats and all other information that is relevant ... This group is set up for the Catapult 2017 on Urban Transitions. We will use the group to exchange background information, homework assignments, group chats and all other information that is relevant for the two-week summer school.
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Riga-Copenhagen Urban Challenge 2017

Riga-Copenhagen Urban Challenge 2017
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Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge 2017

Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge 2017
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Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge 2017

Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge 2017
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Hamburg-Copenhagen Urban Challenge, August 2017

Document collection for the HACUC 2017
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I&E MOOC

Take part in our worldwide challenge and entrepreneurial community to develop innovative and sustainable business ideas to improve our cities,
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Certified Professional

Climate-KIC Certified Professional introduces a pan-European standard for the postgraduate job market, emphasizing competencies that will make the workforce fit to tackle these challenges. Certifi...

Climate-KIC Certified Professional introduces a pan-European standard for the postgraduate job market, emphasizing competencies that will make the workforce fit to tackle these challenges.

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Human Rights

Human Rights
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Progressing on SDGs through GRI Disclosures

Progressing on SDGs through GRI Disclosures
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Gender Equality

Gender Equality
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Introduction to GRI and the Sustainability Reporting Standards

 
Examine the essential first steps for understanding sustainability and reporting. *Features free The sustainability challenge learning nugget*
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Climathon

City sets up local climate change challenge reflecting their local urban challenges in areas including: Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Housing, Water Use, Waste Removal, City Satellite Data and more....

City sets up local climate change challenge reflecting their local urban challenges in areas including: Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Housing, Water Use, Waste Removal, City Satellite Data and more.

Participants come with their ideas & develop them during 24 hours or ideate with coaches on the day & develop their solutions 24 intense hours of collaboration, excitement and solution-finding Jury of relevant local stakeholders will select best idea in each city.


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The Journey

The Journey is the world’s largest climate innovation summer school. It brings together students and professionals from all over the world.


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Pioneers into Practice

Operating in eight European locations, the Pioneers into Practice programme runs from May through to November and consists of a 4-6 week placement (domestic or international), bespoke transitions thin...

Operating in eight European locations, the Pioneers into Practice programme runs from May through to November and consists of a 4-6 week placement (domestic or international), bespoke transitions thinking & systems innovation mentoring delivered through a structured workshop programme and online training.



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System Innovation

Sharpen your skills for mapping, facilitating and analysing sustainability transitions.
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Ideating Climate Business

Ideating Climate Business is all about turning problems related to climate change into viable business solutions that can have real impact.
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GRI Aspects

GRI Aspect
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Introduction to GRI and Sustainability Reporting Standards

Based on GRI’s introductory workshop on GRI and GRI sustainability reporting, this e-learning course aims to bring the participants closer to understanding the sustainability context, the role and val... Based on GRI’s introductory workshop on GRI and GRI sustainability reporting, this e-learning course aims to bring the participants closer to understanding the sustainability context, the role and value of sustainability reporting, and help them take the first steps on the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process.
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Climate Change

Climate change
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Closed Group for KU Leuven Doctoral School - E-Waste Challenge

This is a closed group for KU Leuven - Arenberg Doctoral School PhD course on e-waste. The course can be followed between March 27 and May 5, 2017. Subscription is mandatory before March 25, 2017. ... This is a closed group for KU Leuven - Arenberg Doctoral School PhD course on e-waste.

The course can be followed between March 27 and May 5, 2017. Subscription is mandatory before March 25, 2017.

PhD students of the Arenberg Doctoral School can also defend their assignment (life or via skype) in the week of June, 26 with prof. Karel Van Acker. When the course has been successfully concluded (i.e. proof of having followed the course, assignment and defence (pass)), it will be accepted for 2 ECTS.

Master students following the course H00R6a "Sustainable Materials Managenemt" can follow this MOOC and make the related assignment as alternative for the assignment of the course. They will have to defend this MOOC assignment at the moment of their exam.
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Anti-corruption and Transparency

Anti-corruption and Transparency
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Supply Chain

Supply Chain
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GRI Aspect: Employment

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Employment course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progres...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Employment course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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GRI Aspect: Training and Education

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Training and Education course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track ...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Training and Education course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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GRI Aspect: Energy

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Energy course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Energy course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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GRI Aspect: Procurement Practices

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Procurement Practices course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track y...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Procurement Practices course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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GRI Aspect: Child Labor

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Child Labor course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progre...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Child Labor course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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GRI Aspect: Emissions

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Emissions course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Emissions course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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GRI Aspect: Biodiversity

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Biodiversity course. You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progr...

Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Biodiversity course.

You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.

If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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Network of Coaches and Trainers

This group provides a platform for all members of the Climate-KIC coach and training partners network to share and communicate. Share information, documents, events, project ideas between all membe... This group provides a platform for all members of the Climate-KIC coach and training partners network to share and communicate.

Share information, documents, events, project ideas between all members of the network! It will also serve as informal communication channel between Climate-KIC and the members of the network.
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Business Models for Climate Change Technologies and Innovation: Making change happen (Valencia)

This group is set up for the Professional Education course "Business Models for Climate Change Technologies and Innovation: Making change happen" in Valencia. This short course will introduce parti... This group is set up for the Professional Education course "Business Models for Climate Change Technologies and Innovation: Making change happen" in Valencia.

This short course will introduce participants to three essential elements of a successful project. Firstly identifying the climate change and other benefits of technology innovations; secondly evaluating the economic and financial feasibility of a proposed project; and finally identifying stakeholders and options for project financing. For example traditional sources of financing are focused on traditional investments 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.
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Leadership Innovation for Accelerated Energy Transition: A Gaming Approach (Wroclaw)

This group is set up for the Professional Education course "Leadership Innovation for Accelerated Energy Transition" in Wroclaw. Leadership and Innovation for Accelerated Energy Transition is a two... This group is set up for the Professional Education course "Leadership Innovation for Accelerated Energy Transition" in Wroclaw.

Leadership and Innovation for Accelerated Energy Transition is a two day workshop open to policy makers, innovators, researchers and citizens. During the first day of the workshop the participants will experience through a gaming* approach what it takes to transition from fossil fuel energy to renewable energy sources and technologies. The game recreates the most important features related to energy transition in the real world. The game environment is open which allows the participants to try out various strategies and their effects in a complex, multi-actor system.

The second day is dedicated to exploring various ideas applicable to energy transition.The participants will be given a space to form partnerships that will jointly put ideas into actions.
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Sustainable Waste Management: Enhancing the use of Secondary Raw Materials (Budapest)

Welcome to the online platform dedicated to participants of the Professional Education course " Sustainable Waste Management: Enhancing the use of Secondary Raw Materials" in Budapest. Here you can... Welcome to the online platform dedicated to participants of the Professional Education course " Sustainable Waste Management: Enhancing the use of Secondary Raw Materials" in Budapest.

Here you can find all the materials produced during the course and you can share information and pictures, discuss with the group and the coaches. We encourage everybody to share interesting links and materials with the group. In the Scrapbook section you can upload files and images, and describe the relevance of this material for the group members.

We are keen to work with you and learn from your experience. We expect the group and the coaches can help you to work on your case in a learning-by-doing and co-creation process.

By joining this course you are engaged in an intensive, two-day course, that aims to deepen into the topics of business value that circular economy can generate through product-life extension, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling.

During the course, you will gain knowledge and insight to sustainable waste management: concept of Circular Economy with a focus on business value, Waste Management EU Policies- changes, Waste law in EU Member States - in the light of legislation and judicial practice. You will also have an insight into success stories and best practices at first hand from different European organizations, companies.

So enjoy and take the best for your professional career!
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