We aim to help you bring your solution to market faster as we want to accelerate the global transition to net-zero carbon. We have the experience and connectivity to help your business succeed. Our experienced team have supported climate tech companies for over a decade, including partnering with EIT-Climate-KIC since 2015 to deliver climate accelerators.
Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. The group consists of the reinsurance and ERGO business segments, as well as the asset management company MEAG. Munich Re is globally active and operates in all lines of the insurance business. Since it was founded in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unrivalled risk-related expertise and its sound financial position. It offers customers financial protection when faced with exceptional levels of damage – from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Hurricane Ian in 2022.
Munich Re possesses outstanding innovative strength, which enables it to also provide coverage for extraordinary risks such as rocket launches, renewable energies or cyberattacks. The company is playing a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess risks and the range of services that it offers. Its tailor-made solutions and close proximity to its customers make Munich Re one of the world’s most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals.
ERGO is part of Munich Re and one of the major primary insurance groups in Germany and Europe. The Group is represented in over 25 countries worldwide, concentrating on core and growth markets in Europe and Asia. ERGO offers a comprehensive range of insurances, pensions, investments and services. In its home market of Germany, ERGO is one of the leading providers in the life, non-life and health segments with a comprehensive range of products. The essence of the ERGO brand – ”making insurance easier”- is the compass for company actions. ERGO wants to design insurance for customers as simple, fast and convenient as possible. The Group therefore seamlessly links competent advice with modern mobile and online services, thus allowing customers to decide flexibly how and where to contact ERGO. And because complex issues are still best discussed in person, expert advice from salaried and self-employed ERGO advisers, brokers and strong cooperation partners is a key part of the company’s range of services.
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is uniquely positioned to deliver on this great initiative. Through its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre ‘Tangent’, the college has successfully delivered a numerous EIT Climate KIC accelerators and incubator initiatives in recent years, as well as a suite of certified and professional innovation programmes for students, academics and corporate audiences. Tangent directed the 2021 and 2022 Circular and Built Environment ClimAccelerators which saw 68 independent start-ups from 19 countries develop or scale their businesses. Tangent is currently managing a 36-month New Ventures initiative for the Irish Manufactuing Research Centre (IMR) as part of their Climate KIC supported ‘Circuléire’ initiative. Tangent is informed by research and international best practice and its programmes are engaging, interactive and experiential.
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation community. We use a systems approach to shape innovation to support cities, regions, countries and industries meet their climate ambitions. This includes leveraging entrepreneurship to support climate solutions at the scale and speed required for systemic change. Through our ClimAccelerator, we orchestrate theme- and place-based accelerator programmes around the world using our proven methodology shaped over 10+ years of experience. We provide technical support to Entrepreneurship Support Organisations to deliver programming that addresses local climate challenges while providing start-ups with enhanced innovation and entrepreneurial skills, as well as access to capital and support pathways, to help turn their innovations into CO2 savings.