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The Journey

Take action, join EIT Climate-KICs Journey: Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation and entrepreneurship offers a unique combination of climate knowledge and systems innovation.

Students working around a table
Student working during the Journey 2018 in Lund

Join top-graduates and professionals on a journey across Europe and some of its best universities and businesses. Get the tools to make an impact on the global effort to find solutions to climate change and become an entrepreneur – in only three, or five weeks. You will undergo a vast development, create business ideas related to climate change adaptation and mitigation and leave with an entirely new skill and mindset to really make a difference.

The Journey 2019 will be held in locations in 20 European countries. Each of the 9 courses covers a fourweek programme in three locations. Climate-KIC covers accommodation, travel costs and some meals.

Read more about the Journey at climate-kic.org

Applications for the Journey 2020 is now closed.

The InnoSpace Journey in Lund 2018

In 2018 Lund University hosted the special "InnoSpace" Journey for two weeks. The core objective of InnoSpace Journey was to ensure uptake and exploitation of Copernicus data, to address the challenges of climate change, as well as create awareness of both the availability and the potential applications of open Earth Observation (EO) data. The InnoSpace Journey aimed at fostering entrepreneurial thinking among students and future entrepreneurs deploying a learn-by-doing approach by:

  1. increasing awareness of downstream EO and Geographic Information Science (GIS) innovation opportunities;
  2. providing the skills and tools to translate ideas into end-user applications; and
  3. providing a protected testing-ground for entrepreneurial development in the field of climate change; and finally
  4. to develop a common inter-and trans disciplinary understanding of climate challenges and how they can be addressed using space data, Earth Observation and GIS. Within the five weeks, the participants move across three different European locations with two coaches, and team-up to create compelling sustainable solutions to real-world climate related issues. 

See pictures from the Innospace Journey at flickr.com