Flying start for Climate-KIC in Lund
Pro Vice-Chancellor Bo Ahrén at Lund University emphasized how well Climate-KIC fits into the University's strategic goal of helping to solve the grand challenges in the world. We need strong networks between universities and society, and that makes Climate-KIC so important, said Bo Ahrén.
At the launch event, Climate-KIC’s CEO Bertrand van Ee and Susanne Pedersen, Director of its Nordic node, expressed great hopes for Lund University's membership, and how Climate-KIC Nordic will further expand with key business partners and the largest cities in this region.
Students important group for Climate-KIC
Climate-KIC has also the students as an important target group. This was emphasised when some earlier Lund students spoke at the event. Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, CEO and founder of Orbital Systems – an innovative shower system, developed in collaboration with NASA, which saves 90% water and 80% energy – told why something like Climate-KIC would have been important when he launched his ideas on the market.
Sofia Isaksson, a graduate in mechanical engineering and technical design, elucidated on the importance of Climate-KIC for the kick-start her career. She was one of more than 300 students from all over Europe who attended "The Journey 2015" – the annual Climate-KIC summer school on climate knowledge, entrepreneurship and climate innovations. (Read more at the Sustainability Forum Blog)
We need your ideas!
Professor Markku Rummukainen welcomed researchers, students and regional entrepreneurs to be in touch and invited ideas and suggestions for efforts and developments within Climate-KIC. Perhaps it is your idea for training, networking or innovation that next time gets a kick-start from the Climate-KIC.
Text: Nina Nordh
Presentations from the event
- Markku Rummukainen, CEC, markku.rummukainen [at] cec.lu.se,
- Håkan Rodhe, IIIEE, hakan.rodhe [at] iiiee.lu.se, 046-222 0235
- Thomas Rundqvist, LU Innovation System, thomas.rundqvist [at] innovation.lu.se, 046-222 1266