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The Journey: Summer school applications open

journey2014The Journey is an intensive entrepreneurial summer school designed for Research Masters and PhD students interested in climate change.

The Journey 2014 takes place over 5 weeks in July/August or August/September. There are 6 different summer schools, each with around 40 participants and each hosted at 3 European locations.
The Journey offers participants a fantastic opportunity to meet other highly motivated individuals and explore the climate change context in a challenging tour through Europe, leading to the next generation of entrepreneurs in the field of climate mitigation and adaptation.

The Journey offers opportunities to:

  • Join a group with people from all over the world
  • Create your own business idea related to climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Meet business and climate experts across Europe
  • Network with and relate personally to likeminded peers
  • Meet entrepreneurs and climate innovators, who are already putting their ideas into practice
  • Explore climate change at first hand in its scientific, environmental, political, social and economic contexts
  • Work within multidisciplinary teams supported by business coaches to develop and pitch your own ideas as potential business ventures
How to apply

Applications are made through the Climate KIC website. Selection depends on meeting a series of criteria and on an interview.

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2014.

Participation on The Journey is free of charge. The only costs that will occur are travel costs to the starting location of the summer school and back home
from the last location of the summer school. Occasionally, you will also have to pay for your own food and beverages.

Find out more...

The summer school is run by Climate-Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) who is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change and create sustainable growth.

The Journey 2013 resulted in 40 new business ideas – several of which are now moving forward and solving some of the major challenges associated with reducing climate change.

For further information download The Journey 2014 leaflet or contact Ian Hancox at i dot hancox at warwick dot ac dot uk