Budapest, Hungary

Innovator Catalyst - Boosting sustainable economy in rural areas

when 17 October 2015 - 25 October 2015
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 2000

This particular programme forms part of the Climate-KIC Innovator Catalyst series and is aimed at experienced professionals with the enthusiasm and potential for influencing organisational change and system innovation. It offers the key competencies and capabilities to be an innovator in the broad sense of this term. It is designed to be international, time effective and stimulating.

Target group

Experienced professionals who are influential and capable of activating networks and partners from the following sectors:

Governmental sector responsible for public policies
Technology providers, business people, entrepreneurs in agriculture
Representatives of the rural areas – farmers, majors
Farmer Associations, NGOs, anyone, who could facilitate transitions
Consultants from social, financial, engineering areas

Course aim

Boosting rural development is one of the key challenge areas for sustainability and a major opportunity for local economic development. The 8 day programme will enable participants to:

Address specific issues related to their own organisation, business, or projects
Understand and overcome barriers to rural challenges via transition management and innovation
Gain an international view of rural challenges with participants and experts from across Europe and beyond
Build a solid network and become part of an active community of professionals

Fee info

EUR 2000: The full course fee is €2000 which covers the programme activities, refreshments and lunch during the days, and two group evening dinners.

There is a 50 per cent discount (€1000 off) if you are from a start-up company, a non-profit organisation, or the public sector. If you are not sure whether or not you qualify for this discount, please contact us.