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Daniel Zimmer

Innovation Director, Climate-Kic

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Agricultural engineer and PhD in hydrology
Researcher in rural and agricultural management of water at the IRSTEA
Associate director of the water engineering department at the IRSTEA
Executive Director of the World Council of water
Innovation director of the KIC Climat

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

The KIC Climat is a « knowledge and innovation community » set up by the european union to propose concrete an innovative solutions to the problems linked with the global warming. It gathers European partners and develops training or entrepreneurship activities as well as multi-actors projects aiming at implementing new products and services.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?


IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Main Impacts :
– creating and strenghtening corporations
– training innovators
– Greenhouse gas reduction
– Improved resilience

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

Give the wrong name to a thing is adding unhappiness to worlds (A Camus)