EIT Climate-KIC RIS Hub

The EIT Climate-KIC RIS Hub platform in Serbia is coordinated by CirEkon. Our Hub also consists of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia / Privredna komora Srbije, Naučno-tehnološki park Niš / Science and Technology Park Nis, Climate innovation Hub.

EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s climate innovation initiative, which accelerates the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world by enabling systems transformation. EIT Climate-KIC was established in 2010 and is predominately funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

The Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) is the EIT Climate-KIC flagship initiative active across Southern and Central Eastern Europe. The EIT RIS is designed as a long-term initiative to strengthen the national and regional innovation ecosystems of moderate and modest countries, based on the EU Innovation Scoreboard.

The overarching mission is to contribute to the advancement of the climate adaptation and mitigation goals enabling the innovation performance of these countries and regions by strengthening the capacity of their innovation enablers and actors and linkages among them (such as business accelerators, incubators, start-ups, scale-ups, businesses including SMEs, agencies, educational and research institutions and their infrastructures, etc.) through facilitated cooperation at local, national and regional level.

The EIT Climate-KIC RIS program offers a concrete way to design, build, and deliver mission-oriented portfolios of related programs on skills development and learning, entrepreneurship, and innovation to catalyze fast decarbonization, provide future-proof jobs, and generate new jobs markets aligned to 1.5º and drive forward adaptation and resilience.