The IN4climate.NRW initiative was initiated in September 2018 by North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, Professor Andreas Pinkwart. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia will provide funding totalling €16 million over a four-year term (including scientific support) – a sum that it is intended to mobilise additional financing from the German federal government and the European Union amounting to tens or hundreds of millions of euros in support of innovative industrial projects.
The NRW state government is modernising and organising this process of strategy development and dialogue via the state-based organisation, IN4climate.NRW GmbH.
“North Rhine-Westphalia is a proud industrial state which, over the past century and a half, has generated a multitude of innovative products that are used all over the world. Our shared responsibility for achieving the international climate protection goals means that we need to strengthen this innovative spirit and to continue developing our state into a future-oriented and climate-friendly industrial location that can keep up with the strongest competitors in the world. We have launched the IN4climate.NRW initiative to trigger the necessary springboard innovations."
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy