Impact Circles

Climate Innovation through Circling Cities

Climate-KIC is the global leader of climate initiative organized by the EU with a budget of hundreds of millions. Ahmed was exclusively selected as one of 40 participants worldwide in the project for a 5-weeks funded project that took place in three European cities – Copenhagen, Riga, and Wroclaw.

Participants were assigned the task to build a network and Ahmed was able to connect with seven organizations and institutions within the three cities. Ahmed was working closely with the Climate-KIC Nordic management team and took over the marketing campaign during his journey.

Ahmed initiated his idea with the Copenhagen-based Solar startup, Heliac, to expand their innovation into the sunny Arabian gulf. This effort resulted in a funded Masters Thesis.

Climate-KIC Winning Project

By the end of the 5-week program, ENCAMO (Smart heating solution) was created, the Journey’s winning sustainable business between 20 other submissions, in a team of 5 international entrepreneurs, they were able to build a sustainable business including making a prototype, developing a successful business model, and had two opportunities to pitch the business.

Ahmed is an active Climate-KIC Alumni community member, has since attended gatherings with Makesense Berlin and Climate-KIC Germany, and commissioned together with 20 Alumni members to document and manage the green center of Sziget festival in Budapest.

He is currently writing a proposal for a Post-COVID “Journey” project between Berlin, and Copenhagen.

By Ahmed Sharabassi

Link institutions;

Denmark technical university, Copenhagen City Architects, DTU Skylab, Space10 Studio, Riga Technical university center for entrepreneurship, EIT, and Wroclaw University, Climate-KIC Alumni, Sziget Festival, Climate Reality Leadership Corps.