Take action on climate change through entrepreneurship. Take action, join the Climate-KIC Journey: Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation and entrepreneurship offers a unique combination of climate knowledge and hands-on business experience.
Join our growing global movement of climate innovators.
The Journey summer school provides you with climate change knowledge
combined with entrepreneurship skills, allowing you to create - together with people from a wide range of backgrounds- a business model which will help our environment.
From validating an idea to understanding the market, structuring a business, and building a team, Climate-KIC gears you up for the world of climate entrepreneurship. Get the tools to make an impact on the global effort to find solutions to climate change, and become an entrepreneur. The Journey is the right place to gain entirely new skills and a mindset to really make a difference.
The Journey is your opportunity to:
• Join an international group of like-minded people from a range of academic and
• Explore climate change first-hand in its scientific, environmental, political, social
and economic contexts
• Create your own business idea related to climate change adaptation and / or mitigation
• Receive tuition from the brightest minds in the climate change field, located in the best
academic institutions across Europe
• Be inspired by entrepreneurs and innovators who are already putting their ideas
• Work in multidisciplinary teams supported by business coaches to develop and pitch your
own ideas as potential business ventures
• Enhance your career qualifications
What you will take away from the Journey
• A deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and climate change challenges
• An ability to communicate about climate change challenges and solutions
• An ability to develop and deliver ideas, products and services in response to
• An ability to work in international and multidisciplinary groups
• An understanding of how business can react to climate change
• Practical support by mentoring to explore and realise your own vision for a
• The tools to take positive action on climate change
• Membership of an active and influential network of entrepreneurs, innovators,
businesses, regional governments and academic institutions
Fees and application timeline
For EU students (holders of an EU / EEA / Swiss passport or students full time enrolled at a European institution during the 2016/17 academic year) there is no fee to take part in the Journey. For all other participants there is a fee of €4800 will apply.
Apply until 15th February 2017 midday, оnline via the website: Journey.climate-kic.org
The application form covers academic / professional background, motivation, entrepreneurial spirit, extra-curricular activities and interest in addressing climate challenges
Possibility to select date (July or August) and whether 3 week or 5 week programme.
Not possible to select locations - they are already predetermined. If successful in their application, participants are allocated onto a Journey running through 2 or 3 European locations across Europe. These could be anywhere from Paris to Riga, from Dublin across to London and etc .
Differences between 3-week and 5-week Jorney:
1) written applications
2) interviews in March You can send your applications from December 5th until February 15th 2017 midday here.