On the 1st of October 2018, the official inauguration ceremony of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece will take place at Hilton Hotel, Athens !
EIT Climate-KIC is EU's largest public-private partnership focused on climate innovation to
mitigate and adapt to climate change and has established hubs in all European Countries
(www.climate-kic.org). It aims to address climate change across four priority themes: urban
areas, land use, production systems, decision metrics and finance. Education is at the heart
of these themes to inspire and empower the next generation of climate leaders. EIT Climate-
KIC runs programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in
major cities, convening a community of the best people and organisations.
The Greek EIT Climate-KIC Hub has been officially active since May 25, 2018, and is
composed by a consortium of various organisations across the knowledge triangle: “Αthena”
Research & Innovation Center (www.athena-innovation.gr), the Academy of Athens -
Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology (www.academyofathens.gr),
Uni.fund (uni.fund), European Regional Framework for Co-operation (www.erfc.gr), UN SDSN
Greece (www.unsdsn.gr), IOBE (www.iobe.gr) and Eunice Energy Group (www.eunicegroup.
com). Professor Phoebe Koundouri is the Director of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece.
The newly established hub will be a focal point for organisations across business and
entrepreneurship, higher education and research, supporting knowledge sharing and
accelerating the journey of solutions from the lab through to market.
In particular, the EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece aims to bolster a regional climate innovation
movement that will initiate and catalyse strategic innovation within society at large. This
expanding movement will eventually bridge the knowledge gap in Clean Tech development
between Western Europe and the South-East Mediterranean, guiding Greece towards the
creation of a climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. The longterm
impact will be to prevent catastrophic climate change implications through innovative
In 2018, EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece will focus on engagement and networking activities with
local actors. Raising awareness and establishing synergies will be the primary mission of the
On the 1st of October 2018, the official inauguration ceremony of EIT Climate-KIC
Hub Greece will take place at Hilton Hotel, Athens. The Director of the Greek EIT Climate-
KIC Hub, Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, will introduce the Hub, while the Director European Affairs,
EIT Climate-KIC, Dr. Mike Cherrett, will present the European EIT Climate-KIC Platform.
Directors from European EIT Climate-KIC Hubs will share successful innovation practices from
European and Greek start-ups. The event is invitation-only and it is addressed to Clean Tech
start-ups, Businesses and Investors, Researchers, Policy-Makers, Politicians, and civil society.