SA founding partner of Climate-KIC Australia
Monday, 3 April 2017
The Australian Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC Australia) was launched today with the Government of South Australia committing to the initiative as a founding partner.
Climate-KIC Australia is a public-private-research innovation partnership aimed at helping accelerate innovative climate solutions through to market, fostering the growth of emerging businesses and creating new jobs.
Based on the successful European model, Climate-KIC Australia will bring together forward-thinking businesses, entrepreneurs, research, investors, and government to help our transition to a low carbon economy.
Innovations developed through this initiative will assist in helping Adelaide become the world’s first carbon neutral city, as well as helping the State achieve its net zero emissions target and build climate resilience.
CEO of Climate-KIC Australia Christopher Lee said Climate-KIC Australia will form a key part of a structured, cohesive and effective response to climate change in Australia.
The University of Adelaide has also formally committed to be a founding partner, and with the State Government will provide a strong focus for Climate-KIC Australia in South Australia.
University of Adelaide Pro Vice-Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) Professor Noel Lindsay said Climate-KIC Australia’s strong focus on using entrepreneurship and innovation to find solutions for one of the world’s greatest challenges is a perfect fit with the University’s strengths and objectives.
Climate-KIC Australia will work in close collaboration with EIT-Climate KIC (Europe), Europe’s largest climate public-private partnership, comprising more than 250 partners across large corporates, small medium enterprises, government and academic institutions.
Find out more about Climate-KIC Australia at climate-kic.org.au.