Certified Professional is an initiative of Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions, and the public sector. Climate-KIC is one of six Innovation Communities (formerly Knowledge and Information Communities - KICs) created since 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission it is to create sustainable growth, by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Climate-KIC integrates education, entrepreneurship, and innovation resulting in connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change.