Ian Short works with organisations to develop and implement strategies and business models that take a systems or integrated approach. Ian draws on his extensive experience in leading organisations focused on innovation for sustainable/smart cities, urban development and climate change, following a successful international career in finance.
Until January 2017 Ian was CEO of Climate-KIC, the world’s largest climate change innovation partnership with 18 offices across Europe. Climate-KIC brings together leading organisations from academia, research, business and the public sector to collaborate in bringing the best solutions to market. Climate-KIC has supported hundreds of start-ups and delivered more than €2bn of sustainable innovation activity.
Prior to this Ian helped establish and lead a London based not-for-profit delivering sustainable city pilots and an urban development corporation leading the regeneration of east London.