The Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU facilitated the meetings for the Climate-KIC EIT representatives who arrived in Brno on 24-26 April. The so-called Knowledge and Innovation Community for Climate Change (Climate KIC) is the largest program of the European Commission to support climate innovation through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). As part of the expansion to the V4 countries and the search for potential partners from the Czech Republic, the South Moravian Region was identified thanks to its best innovation ecosystem, high investment in science and research and at the same time as the most endangered region in the Czech Republic with drought and water scarcity.
Mrs. Bianca Dragomir, head of Central and Eastern Europe Strategy, and Annamaria Virag, Climate-KIC Innovation Officer, presented in detail opportunities for cooperation to the representatives of the South Moravian Region, the City of Brno, representatives of the VUT university, the Institute for Global Change Research, the organizers of Climathon and the non-profit sector. In addition to drought issues and its impacts on agriculture, the opportunities for collaborative research on energy savings or so-called intelligent agriculture, sustainable land use, opportunities for urban brownfields to deal with sustainable forest projects, or general changes in social behavior needed to make the environment and the planet more sustainable were discussed as well.
More information about Climate KIC here.