28.10.2015 - 30.10.2015 | Birmingham, UK

Central Asia session at Climate-KIC Innovation Festival 2015

This year's Climate-KIC Innovation Festival was held in Birmingham on 28-30 October 2015. The three days of events included a wide variety of meetings and thematic sessions. The Innovation festival brought togeher over 300 participants from across Europe, including entrepreneurs, international business market leaders and European policy makers. This year a key festival objective was to showcase the community’s successes and focus on developing and growing in the future.
On behalf of the IncoNet CA project, IPPT PAN who act as the NCP for Poland and the main coordinator of this sesion, invited several experts from Central Asian Countries, giving them unique possibilities to present their achievements in climate fields as well as indicate major climatic issues in their countries.

In the afternoon of  29 October IPPT PAN rganised a two hours session dedicated to Green Cooperation and possibilities for Climate-KIC projects implementation in Central Asian and Eastern Partnership Countries alongside Climate-KIC Lower Silesia. All invited speakers prepared short presentations covering the most essential climate-related topics in their countries:
  • Transformational adaptation: case of Kyrgyzstan. Climate change adaptation in the Kyrgyz Republic – speaker Almaz Asipjanov – Renewable Energy Association;
  • Modern climate changes in Kyrgyzstan and its influence on water and ice resources – speaker Rysbek Satylkanov - National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic / Tien-Shan High Mountain Research Center under the Institute of Water Problems and Hydro Power;
  • Kazakhstan’s Climate change legislation – speaker Aigerim Abdrakhmanova – InExCB-KZ, H2020 ENV-NCP-KZ;
  • Project of Kazakhstan’s contribution to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction – speaker Dauren Zhumabayev - Nazarbayev University, Astana.

The workshop ‘Green Cooperation – possibilities for C-KIC implementation in Eastern Partnership and Central Asian Countries’ was moderated by Ms. Katrzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk from NCP Poland/ IPPT PAN and Mr. Sebastian Pucułek from Climate-KIC Lower Silesia and attracted wide range of participants vividly interested in the subject.

Climate-KIC Officials who were also present during session were very eager to cooperate in the future. The whole session was very well assessed by both listeners and the invited guests. Moreover all invited speakers had ample opportunity to participate in structured and informal networking during which many future collaboration possibilities arose.

The Climate-KIC Innovation Festival was a great opportunity to present IncoNet CA Project to the public on the booth situated in open networking area. NCP Poland IPPT PAN representatives Ms Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk and Ms Dorota Włodarczyk promoted the project, providing relevant information, answering questions and encouraging to the future cooperation. The interest of the project’s objectives were beyond our expectations. The event was a very successful and highly interesting undertaking.

For more details please visit the Climate-KIC Innovation Festival 2015 website.

Source: Dorota Włodarczyk, IPPT PAN