JRC and EIT Climate KIC sign collaboration agreement
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Climate-KIC, a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) have signed a collaboration agreement for an initial two-year period, starting from the end of July 2018. The JRC and Climate-KIC are working together to support innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. By strengthening their cooperation, they will also help to identify scientific issues and disseminate findings in relevant areas.
The collaboration agreement provides the framework under which the JRC and Climate-KIC may conduct activities. This includes:
- Sharing knowledge and best practice, through networks like the Smart Specialisation Platform and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and its Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT-RIS);
- Jointly developing methods and content support to policy;
- Organising trainings and workshops;
- Promoting open access to research data and bilateral data exchange.
On the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in September 2016, the JRC and the EIT are committed to cooperating in areas of common interest, including Smart Specialisation and the EIT-RIS; education, training and skills; technology transfer; intellectual property; new financing mechanisms; and knowledge management.
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