This is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. Climate-KIC’s strategic plan sets out its intention to become a data-driven organisation with full control of its knowledge assets. This necessitated a comprehensive data governance strategy and demonstrable proof of its compliance with obligations around Personally Identifiable Information (GDPR) and Intellectual Property.
In recognition of this, in 2016 Climate-KIC carried out an RFP to select a partner for information management services and as a result, commissioned Valcon to deliver an information management strategy and accompanying roadmap.