Andy Kerr, Director UK & Ireland, Climate KIC
Dr Andy Kerr joined EIT Climate-KIC in January 2019 as Director for its UK and Ireland activities. He focuses on supporting whole systems innovation – coordinated interventions on different levers of change, from early stage business support to regulatory innovation – to help city-regions deliver resilient and zero carbon goals.
Previously, he was founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) at the University of Edinburgh, where he built Scotland’s leading climate and low carbon innovation centre, bringing together public policy, city-region transformation and early stage business support.
Prior to ECCI, Andy worked in the private sector, helping develop emerging environmental and carbon markets, and advising organisations on how to respond to the climate imperative.