EIT Climate-KIC Young Innovators
EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), EIT Climate-KIC identifies and supports innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt for climate change. The community believes that a decarbonised economy is not only necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, but presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society.
The Young Innovators programme of EIT Climate-KIC is a signature educational programme that aims to foster a systemic view on current climate challenges and empower young people to develop innovative solutions through Problem-based Learning experiences. With the Young Innovators programme, students are invited to join this journey where they are introduced to a systems innovation approach. Systems innovation approach is based on the awareness that any change that is planned to be introduced in a particular sector in society will affect and be affected by other parties. Taking a systems innovation approach enables students to explore the relationships between such interconnected aspects and also to take account of the people who are affected, their values, their expectations and their reactions. Involving students working towards a healthy and sustainable planet, and encouraging them to act as catalysts for systemic change, is critical. The thinking around climate innovation needs to start now as these young people are the business, societal and national leaders of tomorrow.
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