EIT Climate-KIC to host week-long celebration of Climate Innovators

The EIT Climate-KIC Week of Action will celebrate, recognise and support the climate actions taken by citizens, youth, entrepreneurs, and change-makers all over the world via all EIT Climate-KIC programmes. The event takes place 25-31 October in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. 

The inaugural EIT Climate-KIC Week of Action aims to reignite the momentum to act for a healthy planet for all, connect innovators around the world, and showcase ideas and solutions created by citizens, youth, and entrepreneurs who have participated in one of our flagship programmes: ClimathonClimAcceleratorPioneers into PracticeJourney, ClimateLaunchpad and Young Innovators.

The week-long virtual event comprises several live discussions streamed via Zoom, YouTube and Facebook Live for participants to learn and discuss environmental challenges with climate leaders and change-makers. There will also be several opportunities to connect virtually with EIT Climate-KIC experts and pose questions to learn more about our education, acceleration and activation programmes.

Young Innovators @ EIT Climate-KIC Week of Action

During the Week of Action, Young Innovators will be presented in the following sessions:

  • Wednesday 16:00h CET: Young Innovators – with Jorge Lugris, Teacher at SEK Internationl School in Madrid – Instagram Live
  • Thursday 16:00h CET: Young Innovators – with Andre Timm, Teacher and Young Climathon organiser at Klax Schule in Berlin – Instagram Live
  • Friday 16:00h CET: Young Innovators – with Deniz Hoti, Live from the Young Climathon in Serbia – Instagram Live
  • Sunday, 09:30h CET. Young Innovators panel discussion: Empowering the next generation of climate heroes – with Gonca Kara Demir (Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology) and Salvatore Ruggiere (Aalto University and University of Helsinki) – Live on Youtube

Find out more about EIT Climate-KIC Week of Action here.