Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosted Climathon London on 27th October 2017, in Plexal, Here East. London Legacy Development Corporation set the Climathon challenge focusing on the future of urban mobility. Specifically, how developments in technologies can answer London’s key mobility issues:
Climathon London 2017 was one of the bigger Climathons in the world. Participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, from post graduate students to business owners and web developers.
76 participants formed 12 teams. All 12 teams developed their own ideas throughout the 24 hours.
The partners provided their expertise through 15 minute key note or drop in sessions. This ensured that well informed solutions were developed during the 24 hours, in areas of interest to key stakeholders across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London.
Climathon London was one of 10 Climathon cities broadcast to all 104 cities during the event. This connected Climathon London to innovation centres and academic institutions around the world, putting a focus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the urban mobility work developing on the Park.
There were 18,900 Climathon related social media posts throughout the event, with a global reach of 33 million people.
12 innovative solutions were pitched after 24 hours of development to 4 judges:
- Jennifer Daothong, Head of Strategy and Sustainability, London Legacy Development Corporation
- Ben Boucher-West, Automotive Lead, Bosch
- Safia Barikzai, Engineering and Computer Science Lead, London South Bank University
- Chris Mazur, Mobility expert from Imperial College London and District Lead for Smart Sustainable Districts
After the high standard of pitches, the judging panel decided to crown two teams as Climathon London 2017 winners:
Treko have developed a wearable device called “Co-Pilot”, initially for cyclists, providing real time information on connected vehicles around them. This device will enable cyclists to interact with autonomous vehicles safely. The data from the recorded interactions between cyclists and road vehicles can then be used to provide advice on safe cycling routes, hazards and road conditions, as well as being used by autonomous car manufacturers to improve the safety of their decision making algorithms. Treko were awarded with 1 years membership to Plexal to incubate and develop Treko.
Where There is an accommodation search engine enabling the user to determine their ideal area to live – based on sustainable transport provisions. Users can input key places they travel to, the platform will determine the ideal areas for the user to live according to sustainable transport routes (cycling, public transport), cost of transport and travel time.