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Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!

How will you benefit from Climathon?

  • Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!

Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017


Copernicus Climathon

How to Prepare Brno for Climate Change
Brno CubeSat Challenge


This year participants will be challenged with two topics related to the problem and innovations in the city. Brno is preparing for its future right now and challenging its citizens to help to solve these problems. The first topic is related to climate change and the problem the city will face in the future, and the second topic is related to the space technologies used to monitor climate change.


The best ideas for each topic will be rewarded with:

  1. How to Prepare Brno for Climate Change: 10 000 CZK
  2. Brno CubeSat Challenge: 10 000 CZK

The winner will also get a support and incubation for their ideas.

Before 15.10 you can register on this website, after 15.10 it is possible to register over this link
Deadline for registration is 26.10


1.      How to Prepare Brno for Climate Change

According to #brno2050 strategy and the votes from the citizens, one of the most important aspects of the quality of life will be the healthy and living environment as well as the nature in the city. The city of Brno is aware of the risks associated with climate change. The increasing risks associated with climate change in urban areas increase their vulnerability and it can have extensive negative impacts on the quality of life of the population (safety, health, earnings and property) as well as on the national economy, ecosystems and natural capital.

Focus on:

  • Interaction of transport - air - green

The exhalations from traffic are one of the most troublesome problems in Brno. It is important to monitor this area in terms of air, human health and nature in the city. Take the challenge and design an challenge for Brno!

  • Ecological footprint / carbon footprint

The Swiss researchers have calculated that if all the people on the Earth lived at the level of the Swiss, the humanity would need three planets. The aim has to be to fit on our one Earth and to raise people's awareness of what environmental / carbon footprint they are leaving. We have only one Brno. Can you suggest any solution that can decrease Brno consumption to one Brno!

  • Light Smog

Do we use lights a lot? How much does it take energy and is it used everywhere? How is it going in Brno compared with other cities? Try to offer an idea how to monitor the light smog in Brno or an idea that can lead to optimization of Brno lightings.

  • Health of Greenery

Brno got a Golden medal in Green City Competition. There is a lot of greenery in Brno, but it mainly consists of forests or unmaintained areas. We have only a few parks and cultivated greenery. What is actually the health and quality of greenery in the city? What is the condition of health of greenery in Brno? Can we help to improve the greenery in city somehow?



2.      Brno CubeSat Challenge

Can City of Brno launch its own satellite? Can the satellite be used to monitor climate changes in Brno and to propose new solutions how to increase the quality of living in the city?

A CubeSat (U-class spacecraft) is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that is made up of multiples of 10×10×10 cm cubic units. CubeSats have a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms per unit, and often use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for their electronics and structure. 

Our challenge is to design concept of Brno CubeSat, that would be feasible and that could help to improve the quality of life in Brno. Build your Climathon winning idea on data from Brno CubeSat. We have no limits, let's launch Brno to the orbit.


Possible data sets to be used by MMB:

  • Data about the present population in daily rhythms (T-mobile)
  • Thermal map of Brno in summer and winter (MMB, Czechglobe)

Data about the greenery in the city

Also, participants will be able to use data from Copernicus satellites for their projects will be offered by the Climate-KIC.



Friday 27.10, the registration will start at 9:30 am. The event lasts for 24 hours



Students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, citizens, technical experts & app developers and maximum is 50 participants.



For doing something important for us, our city and our planet. Climathon will take place simultaneously at more over 200 major cities around the world



Industra @Masná 9, 602 00 Brno


Participation fee:

Free including food and drinks


Event organizer:

KoPlac, z.s., Iva Jurjev, iva.jurjev@koplac.cz


For more information check our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/770226856510680/

If you have any specific queries about planning your visit please contact organizers

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Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact:

Local Contact
Příkop 2a, 602 00 Brno
KoPlac is about communication, cooperation, co-working and creative people who want to develop their business. If you need a place to come up with new ideas, need a help with developing your business, want to spend your internship in a dynamic environment, or just looking for a space for holding a workshop, come to KoPlac.
Global Contact
Climathon Manager
Orsolya Barna
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