Two Benelux EIT Climate-KIC projects receive funding to support post COVID-19 green recovery

In total eleven climate innovation projects across Europe tackling COVID-19 related challenges have been selected to receive funding as part of the “Pandemic Response Projects”, one of the two instruments of the EIT Crisis Response Initiative. The EIT Climate-KIC team chose the projects with the highest potential for job creation and economic regeneration to contribute to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of them are innovations in the Benelux community of EIT Climate-KIC. 

The two Benelux innovation projects receiving support are:

  1. Smart Climate-KIC City Transformation, led by Jibe Company B.V. (The Netherlands) and EIT Climate-KIC Holding BV, with Bankers without Boundaries, Dark Matter Laboratories B.V., Virtech Ltd, Topsportslab, Sofia Development Association.
  2. Smart tools and services to speed up the emergence of a circular, transparent and regional textiles economy in Europe, led by the European Technology Platform For The Future Of
    Textiles And Clothing (Belgium) with Lucidminds Ai, Circular.Fashion Ug
    (Haftungsbeschränkt) and Sourcebook Gmbh.

Selected from among 137 applicants, the 11 successful proposals from nine countries respond to emergence from the pandemic’s impact and propose climate solutions in line with the need for green regeneration. They are innovation activities in circular economy, built environment and the financial system, three areas that were prioritised due to their high potential impact on economic growth, job creation and well being. They also align with EIT Climate-KIC’s systemic approach to innovation and have clear objectives to support a just and people-centred transition towards a net-zero-carbon, circular economy.

Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC said: “We learned from this crisis that we cannot afford to go back to business-as-usual. That’s why climate action through innovation is at the heart of the European recovery plan. I was very impressed by the quality of the submissions we received and I am convinced that the successful projects have a great potential to not only mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting job creation, but also to unlock opportunities to help create systems resilience in the European Union and advance the green recovery.”

The Post-COVID-19 Regeneration Call 2020 was designed to attract the most ambitious and innovative climate solutions to support European economic recovery. It is part of the EIT Crisis Response Initiative, a €60 million initiative launched on 14 May 2020 with two main tracks of activities to be implemented by the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities. EIT Climate-KIC will receive a total of €8.4 million, which will be split between the ‘Pandemic Response Projects’ described above and ‘The Venture Support’ instrument which will back climate innovation start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs that have been enormously impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The successful companies for this second call will be announced on 7 August.

For more information please contact Marjon Eijpe, Communications manager EIT Climate-KIC Benelux

 
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