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EIT Climate-KIC: Climate Innovation Experience


Climate Leadership in Practice

We face an urgent need for visionary climate leaders. Addressing climate and economic challenges starts with bright innovative minds who have the guts to get out of their comfort zone. During our Climate Innovation Experience, you will be inspired by experts including Bernice NotenboomRenee Lertzman, Climate Award Winners and Climate Leaders of the Future.

This event presents an opportunity to get tips and tricks on how to become a climate leader, and to meet start-ups, front runners and innovators working to address the climate challenge, all in one day! 

Dutch Climate Award – Dutch ClimateCoalition (De Nederlandse Klimaatcoalitie)

We are very proud to announce that EIT Climate-KIC will be hosting the Award Ceremony of the Nederlandse Klimaatcoalitie at our event. The Nederlandse Klimaatcoalitie is the matchmaking platform for entrepreneurs in sustainability. Six great examples of companies who achieve carbon neutral business models will be awarded. 

Be part of this Climate Innovation Experience!

Are you a key influencer in the climate innovation area: business, SME, entrepreneur, policymaker, scientist, student or potential investor? Feel free to join this event and register here! Together we will push our communities and climate innovation forward towards a sustainable future.

Programme Climate Innovation Experience

The complete programme will follow soon. A sneak preview:

15:00 – 15:45 – Arrival and registration

15:45 – 17:15 – Climate Leadership in Practice

  • Welcome – Martine van Veelen, Deputy Director  EIT Climate-KIC Benelux / Moderator

  • Insights of EIT Climate-KIC – Tom Bakkum, Director  EIT Climate-KIC Benelux

  • Climate Leaders for a Sustainable Future – Bernice Notenboom , climate journalist, polar explorer and filmmaker

  • Climate Leaders of the Future – EIT Climate-KIC Students and Start-ups

    • PhD Daan Wesselman – Protecting the Wadden Islands from Sea Level Rise
    • PhD Panos Moraitis – Electric Mondrian
    • Start-up CircularIQ – Boost your Circularity
    • Start-up BurgsFood – Presenting your Break Snack

17.15 – 17:45 – Break

17:45 – 18:00 – Dutch Climate Award Ceremony

  • Announcing the winner of the Dutch Climate Award

  • Lecture of the Award Winner

     The Dutch Climate Coalition (De Nederlansde Klimaat Coalitie)

18.00 – 18.45 – Powerful and Innovative Ways to Accelerate Climate Impact – Renee Lertzman, climate, energy and environment consultant, engagement strategist, researcher 

18.45 – 19.00 – A Practical Example of how to Accelerate Climate Impact –

19.00 – 21:00 – Innovation Experience and Walking dinner

The opportunity to meet the founders of climate start-ups and the leads of advanced  EIT Climate-KIC-led and other similar projects!

Also your chance to get in touch with:

  • PhD Daan Wesselman – Protecting the Wadden Islands from Sea Level Rise
  • PhD Panos Moraitis – Electric Mondrian
  • Start-up CircularIQ
  • Start-up BurgsFood
  • Start-up Antecy
  • 2ndSkinFaçade System
  • Annabella Meijer– Visual storytelling, Kanai
  • Tom Voorma– Project lead Urban Farming and Food Strategy, City of The Hague
  • EIT Climate-KIC Alumni (CKAA)


Gasthuis Leeuwenbergh
Servaasbolwerk 1a
3512 NK Utrecht

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EIT Climate-KIC