As part of its Impact Challenge on Climate, Google has invested €10M in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This will fund innovative programs and workshops as the tech giant uses technology in a bid to accelerate Europe’s progress towards a greener, more resilient future. The focus will be on renewable energy, natural resources, and low-carbon support. This comes months after Google announced its aim to run solely on carbon-free energy by 2030.
Amongst the 11 initiatives, four are UK-based, like Open Climate Fix, which will use satellite data and machine learning to forecast solar electricity. Other initiatives include CEiiA (Portugal), Snowchange Cooperative (Finland), and Deltares (Netherlands). These initiatives will benefit from the funding through mentoring and workshops from Google as well as external experts on technology and growth.