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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The EIT Climate-KIC Young Innovators Cyprus aims to support secondary and high school students to develop their 21st century skills and competences related to climate innovation, under the umbrella of the PBL pedagogy. Among other competencies, the project promotes systems thinking and analysis, critical thinking, creative problem-solving and entrepreneurship. The programme has 2 Stages:

Stage 1: Train the Trainers Workshop

In stage 1 of the project, different teaching specialists (e.g. Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Design & Technology etc.) and environmental and sustainable development educators across Cyprus will participate in a training session.

Stage 2: School Innovators Workshops

In stage 2 of the project, the trained educators will be called to prepare workshops and challenges for their students with the support of our coaches and challenge-owners. Once the participating students will be introduced to the programme and its context, they will be asked to provide innovative and sustainable ideas/solutions to tackle the given challenges using the programme’s Visual Toolbox.”

Stage 3: Young Climathon

In stage 3 of the project, an ideation competition will take place, where the students will work in teams, to create bottom-up, meaningful, and long-lasting climate actions based on real-life challenges and win special prizes.

Stage 4: Young Changemakers

In stage 4 of the project, the winners of the Young Climathon get the chance to collaborate in actual solutions with challenge-owners and the local community authorities to further develop their ideas and remain engaged to the programme.

Our Team

The EIT Climate-KIC Young Innovators consortium in Cyprus is composed by the Cyprus Energy Agency (Lead Partner) and the Cyprus University of Technology.


Please find the latest EIT Climate-KIC Young Innovators and New Shores brochures

English YI Brochure 2020_EN

Greek YI Brochure 2020_GR

Greek YI Brochure 2021_EN

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Call for Applications – Πρόσκληση Δήλωσης Ενδιαφέροντος για Συμμετοχή στο EIT Climate-KIC Πρόγραμμα Young Innovators Cyprus 2021

The EIT Climate-KIC programme Young Innovators Cyprus 2021 invites the educators of both the public and private educational institutions of Cyprus, with students aged 12-18, and regardless of their field of study, to express their interest to participate in the programme, by filling out this form. Please note that by filling out this form,...

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