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
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.