The Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation (VCCCI) has been established to strengthen Victoria’s role as a climate change leader. The Virtual Centre will foster innovative approaches and collaboration between businesses, industry, researchers and government to help Victoria reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The Virtual Centre program includes three key projects:
The Victorian Government is providing $4.3 million to support Victorian organisations to lead the development of innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change.
24 projects have been funded across regional Victoria, Melbourne and surrounding areas to be led by Victorian universities, businesses, community groups, local government, and not-for-profit organisations.
Media release: Victorian Innovators Lead Climate Change Action
The grants program was designed to:
- foster action, innovation and collaboration between businesses, industry, researchers and government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change; and
- drive greater investment into high impact innovations that will enable our communities, environment and businesses to be prosperous in the face of climate change.
A workshop was held on 16 April 2018 for projects funded by the Climate Change Innovation Grants.
Applications for the Climate Change Innovation Grants closed on 30 November 2017. Over 240 applications were received.
No future funding rounds are planned for the Climate Change Innovation Grants program.
Climate Change Innovation Marketplace Events were held across Victoria in September and October 2017 to provide more information on the Climate Change Challenge Innovation Grants.
The Victorian Government is a core partner of Climate KIC Australia.
Climate KIC Australia is a Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) which brings a successful European Union model to Australia to drive innovative solutions to climate change challenges through collaboration with research, business, entrepreneurs, investors and government across jurisdictions. Climate KIC Australia will create opportunities to build skills, investment, jobs and workforce capability in clean energy and climate resilience.
For more information visit https://climate-kic.org.au/