Darmstadt

Darmstadt

Hackathon

28 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

Pre-Hackathon

Friday, October 22, 2021

Warm-up event

25 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021

Registration closed

Climathon is coming to Darmstadt!

Let's tackle the local climate challenges that our community is facing – join the Climathon in Darmstadt! (hybrid event) 


Climathon is a global movement that organises locally; a city-based programme that offers a clear pathway to climate action. At the core of the Climathon programme is a yearly ideathon that takes place in your city and in hundreds of other cities across many continents and time-zones.

Participants of the hackathon are united by the believe that they can act on climate change


You are

  • interested and motivated to work against climate change
  • an experienced researcher, decision maker, craftsman, technician or a student (Bachelor/Master) with a background in STEM, live sciences or economics
  • able to work remotely in a team, if necessary (all you need is a computer and access to the internet, we will provide you with access to Microsoft Teams)
  • having fun digging into problems and finding new solutions
  • a team player with a flavor of entrepreneurial spirit
  • ideally, located in Darmstadt or the Rhine-Main-Region
  • 18 years old or above

Then take part and join a global community of thousands who want to act now, and rethink the cities we live in and the future we want as citizens!

Facts & Figures

145 cities

Uniting the world's cities

6000+ participants

Join a global movement

600+ ideas

Make your local idea count

Hackathon Darmstadt – Event Plan

Friday, 22nd of October 2021

Pre-Hackathon: Select your challenge and build a team

Monday, 25th of October 2021

Kick-off: Keynote(s) and introduction to the weeks programme

Tuesday, 26th + Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Training Days: Webinars (presentations and discussions) on various topics

Thursday, 28th until 30th of October 2021

Hackathon Days: Hack the challenge and pitch!

Pre-Hackathon

Date

Friday, October 22, 2021

100% virtual via Microsoft Teams or similar

t.b.a.

Registration closed

Date

Friday, October 22, 2021

100% virtual via Microsoft Teams or similar

t.b.a.

Registration closed

Warm-up event

Date

25 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021

Venue

Registration closed

Date

25 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021

Venue

Registration closed

Hackathon

Date

28 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

Hybrid event

We will announce the working spaces, soon! Main stage (attend online) will be streamed via zoom.

Registration closed

Date

28 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

Hybrid event

We will announce the working spaces, soon! Main stage (attend online) will be streamed via zoom.

Registration closed

Mentors

We are proud to have these amazing mentors supporting our hackathon.

Silke Seibold

Marketing & Corporate Communications | cesah GmbH

Elena Stahl

Marketing & Corporate Communications | hessian.AI

Francesco Possanzini

Space Systems - ESA BIC Manager | Telespazio Germany

Md Bayzidul Islam

Earth Observation & Geoinformation | Spacenus GmbH

Rafael Römhild

IoT development and sensors | Alpha-Omega Technology

Steffen Paukner

Fashion, e-commerce | Telespazio Germany

Dr. Henno Boomkamp

GNSS and Space-Tech | Telespazio Germany

Laura Abascal

Business Development, Communication, Marketing | HUB31

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Ahrend

Business Development | HEAG

Carlina Bennison

Business Development, Design, Marketing | StartUp Secure | Athene

Kai Ruf

Makerspace | LAB³

Salma Akli

Circular Fashion Expert, CSR Management | Solostücke

Svenja Bickert-Appleby

Circular Fashion Expert, CEO | Solostücke

Dr. Udo Hermenau

EcoDesign & LCA | Dr.-Ing. Udo Hermenau Ingenieurdienstleistungen

Francesco Pisani

Strategy and Transactions | EY

Prof. Dr. Carolin Bock

Entrepreneurship | TU Darmstadt

Günter Kraft

Sales, GF Modell, Business Development, Finanzierung | Xariva Venture

Ana Cristina Galhego Rosa

Entrepreneurship, Lawyer, UNOOSA Space4Women mentor | Dipteron

Nicolai Erbs

Data Science and Innovation Expert | DB

Sebastian Daume

Digital Strategist and Coach | YNEO

Sina Wans

Risk Assessment and Sustainability Expert | Sustainable Thinking

Arash Javanmard-Gh.

AI (Computer Vision, Timeseries) | TU Darmstadt

Organizers of Climathon in Darmstadt

Host, Organizer
cesah, the Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse, is a competence centre for the application of space technologies such as Earth observation (EO) in Darmstadt. Supported by public and private shareholders, cesah manages the ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg and helps entrepreneurs with the technical improvement and realisation of new products. In addition, cesah is the official ‘Technology Broker’ for Germany commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA). cesah also supports space businesses through organizing Hackathons, pitching Events, and the annual Global Navigation meets Geoinformation conference, as well as through taking part in several complementary projects that support Entrepreneurs, like the H2020 projects FabSpace 2.0, Astropreneurs and Point.IoT.

Co-Host, Co-Organizer
hessian.ai, the hessian center for Artificial Intelligence. We are driving research excellence, education, practice and leadership in AI to foster economic growth and improve the human condition.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the events hybrid concept all about?

The main stage of the event will be streamed live via zoom and it is possible for you to participate fully online – however, for those of you who want to work with their teams in person we have a number of decentralized team-working spaces available in Darmstadt! Make sure to let us know at the pre-hackathon or via events@cesah.com if you are interested in this offer. There will also be a coffee-station as well as catering on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon – more information about this will be distributed via e-mail to registered participants.

Who can participate?

Everyone over 18 is welcome to our Climathon!

Do I have to participate on all days?

No, but we are of course happy if you participate in as many activities as you are able to :)

What are the requirements to take part?

All you need is an interest in innovation and climate change, endurance, a computer, and a stable internet connection. (We will provide you with a one month pass to Microsoft Teams and office online tools for free)

What is a Pre-Hackathon?

The pre-hackathon on Friday, 22nd of October is a voluntary event. Its purpose is to form teams for those of you who don’t know each other. In addition to that, we want to allocate the teams to the challenges. This will be done all virtually via a moderated process - make sure to register for the Climathon now so that we are able to send you the link for this.

How can I register?

Please use the registration form provided by the Climathon platform (see the button “register” in the lower right corner of the hackathon picture above)

Will the Climathon be in German or English?

The event will be bilingual. All “official” communication will be in English, like keynotes, the agenda as well as some of the mentoring. Nevertheless, in some cases we might switch to German on an ad-hoc basis.

Is the Climathon for free?

As a participant the hackathon experience will be at no costs. 

I want to join as a mentor. What do I have to do?

Contact the hosts and write an e-mail to events@cesah.com.

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