Because of the health situation, the Climathon Geneva 2020 will take place online.
22 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021
Climathon Geneva 2020
13 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020
Time for change, be the change. Join the Climathon in Geneva!
🌍 🌱 Climathon
👉Want to get concretely involved for the climate? Want to build and develop a project? Then join us for 24 hours non-stop, we will accompany you and in 24 hours you will have your project embryo on track that you can then develop with or without us!
A unique experience, which is a blast!
Climate impacts affect all regions of the world. You want to take action?
Then join the movement on October 22 and 23, 2021 in Geneva - This event will take place both online and offline and will be facilitated in French and English.
Together, let's develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the climate, for our city.
Climathon is an annual event, organized as an ideathon*. It is organized in your city but also in hundreds of other cities around the world. For you and for thousands of other participants, it is a unique opportunity to take action and make a difference.
During 2 days, citizens from all walks of life (entrepreneurs, students, professionals,...), accompanied by experts and coaches, collaborate and find solutions to the challenges proposed by our partners, the Canton of Fribourg and Suisse Energie. The event ends with the presentation of the ideas in front of a jury. All this in a friendly atmosphere.
Ready for a unique experience? Take your chance to have an impact by taking up one of the three climate challenges proposed by our partners:
Facts & Figures
Uniting the world's cities
Join a global movement
Make your local idea count
Friday, 13 November
10:30 - Opening Ceremony
Get inspired, learn more about this year's challenges
11:30 - Geneva Welcome session
Tech Intro: live vidéo to explain the digital tools that will be used. Understand goals and rules, agenda
13:00 - Round table discussion
Meeting the other Swiss cities involved in this year's Climathon
14:00 - Introduction to this year challenges
Meeting our partners and understing the challenges
14:45 - Ideathon starts & Team Building
14:45 - Hacking time - Phase 1
Design your climate changing idea, story and refine with experts and coaches
16:00 - Meeting our experts
18:00 - A2030 Inspiring talk
19:00 - Hacking time - Phase 2
Further develop your idea, story
22:00 - Animation Bachata
Saturday, 14 November
00:30 - Hacking time - Phase 3
Further develop your idea, story
06:00 - Yoga
Get ready for the day
07:00 - Hacking time - Phase 4
07:00 - Workshop Pitch training session
Test, refine your idea, your story and prepare your pitch - Learn how to convince the audience of your idea with less than in 90 seconds
10:00-12:00 - Meeting our experts
12:00 - Deadline for submitting projects
Upload your Climathon project, story and get ready for the pitch
13:00 - Pitch to the jury & Delibarations
Pitch your idea, your story to the jury of experts and partners as well as a large audience and listen to the other teams
16:30 - Closing ceremony & Results
The big finale, find ou who the winners of this year's Climathon are
Meet the Organisers
Impact Hub Geneva
Impact Hub Geneva enables new and efficient partnerships between established organizations and startups who, together and across industries, develop solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals.
eqlosion’s mission is to accelerate the transition towards sustainable development. We support you, private organisations, public entities and territories in your ecological transition.
As passionate entrepreneurs, we know that it takes a lot of energy and motivation to create and develop sustainable projects. We are not afraid to take risks, to explore new ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Covid-19, what arrangements have been made?
What is a Climathon?
A Climathon is a one-time hackathon/ideathon type event (here 24 hours) during which individuals come together to solve problems collectively and creatively.
Although hackatons/ideathons are often associated with digital problem solving, the solutions developed during the Climathon Geneva do not necessarily have to include digital technology.
Do I have to pay to register?
No. However, applications are reviewed to ensure that Climathon Geneva participants are motivated and creative.
How long does the Climathon last?
The Climathon Geneva will start on Friday, november 13, 2020 at 10:30 and will end on Saturday, november 14 at 17.00 pm with the presentation pitches in front of the jury and a closing aperitif.
Please see the programme online
How will the teams be formed?
Teams will consist of 4 to 6 people. You can register as a team, but if you register alone, don't worry, teams will be formed before the start of the Climathon. More details will be given once you register
What about my intellectual property rights on the solutions I propose during the Climathon?
- We respect your intellectual property rights and we expect you to respect the intellectual property rights of other participants. You are not allowed to copy the ideas and solutions proposed by other teams during the Climathon.
- All intellectual property rights created during the Climathon belong to the creating team. However all participants will make publicly available a brief description of their idea and solution. To make sure that Climate-KIC and organizers are able to publicise these ideas and solutions, you allow them to use ideas and solutions for publications about the Climathon (through website, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.).
- We strongly encourage you to push your idea and solution after the Climathon but be aware that it may be also be exploited/pushed by any interested person after the Climathon.
- We encourage you to share your Climathon experiences on social media using #ClimathonSwitzerland
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