A wide range of stakeholders came together in Brussels in December to talk about the action and innovation that is required to effectively respond to the challenges of climate change adaptation across much of Europe. The participatory workshop provided an opportunity to share findings from the Climate Adaptation Innovation Roadmap project – a short project led by the University of Reading and commissioned by the Climate-KIC (http://www.climate-kic.org/) on behalf of also EIT Health (https://www.eithealth.eu/) and EIT Food (https://www.eitfood.eu/). Workshop participants included KIC partners from all 3 KICs as well as external organisations working in the area of climate change adaptation, with representation across 8 European countries. In addition to discussing project findings, workshop participants collaboratively developed the foundations for ‘innovation roadmaps’, both for individual KICs to take forward as well as for potential cross-KIC activity. An energetic day of exchange, learning and co-development! Once project reports have been approved, we will hold a lunchtime seminar to share project finding with colleagues.