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Climathon 26 October 2018

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Creating Innovative Solutions for London's Environmental Challenges

How can London eliminate single use plastic waste and transition from Waste Management Systems to Resource Management Systems?

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With space limitations, the high cost of depositing waste to landfill and increased awareness on the impact of current waste management systems on the natural environment, avoiding “waste” generation has continued to increase in importance.

Improved resource management practices which embrace Sustainability and Circular Economy principles can provide opportunities to improve the overall resource efficiency of urban areas, create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in new areas, helping to address the environmental impact of current consumption and waste disposal practices.

A major challenge for cites and the wider environment is the accumulation of plastic waste, especially single use plastic waste which is inherently difficult to manage in a sustainable manner due to the composite nature of the material finished product and high energy inputs required during manufacturing.

Challenge

How can Circular Economy principles be applied along entire value chains to help eliminate plastic waste and improve London’s resource efficiency?

How Can Sustainable Design Principles help Eliminate Single use Plastic Waste in London?

As cities continue to increase in number and size, business’s government and local authorities face increasing pressure to eliminate waste and improve resource management and efficiency. Research shows that improvements can lead to significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Check out what happens at this Climathon

Create innovative solutions to London's environmental challenges in a vibrant atmosphere, with energising food and drinks, knowledgeable and inspiring expert speakers and like-minded people.

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Organizers

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London Legacy Development Corporation

City Host

sustainability@londonlegacy.co.uk

Challenge

How can Circular Economy principles be applied along entire value chains to help eliminate plastic waste and improve London’s resource efficiency?

How Can Sustainable Design Principles help Eliminate Single use Plastic Waste in London?

As cities continue to increase in number and size, business’s government and local authorities face increasing pressure to eliminate waste and improve resource management and efficiency. Research shows that improvements can lead to significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Hackathon in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London

Come and solve London's Plastic Waste challenges in a vibrant atmosphere, with energising food & drinks, inspirational speakers and like-minded people.

Climathon 26 October 2018

What's in it for me?

Be part of the Solution.

Work with like minded peopel in partnership with  business and industry experts to support the creation of viable solutions to our resource use and plastic waste challenges.

We will sponsor the most innovative,  practical and ambitious ideas to help make them a reality. 

We will provide a stimulating environment that will support creative and innovative thinking and problem solving, and a platform for collaborative working and creation with a diverse set of stakeholders form industry experts to businesses, academics and community leaders.

Climathon London 2018 does not end on October 26th. It's just the beginning as the real work begins following this creative partnership event which will lead to new connections and collaborative partnerships and with a bit of luck some genuine advances in creating viable sustainable environmental solutions.

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We want London to have an advanced and world leading resource management system, where jobs are created, and businesses and economies are developed to implement intelligent and efficient use of resources.

We want to see creative connections and lines of communication between designers, manufacturer's, supppliers, and users which leads to the elimination of waste and the circualtion of high value resouces within the London economy.

London is a great city and we want to see this reflected not just in the economy, fantastic architucture and restraunts, but also in the natural environment that supports our lifestyles health and wellbeing. 

Intelligent and considerate use of resources applying Circular Economy principles will mean that London can not only benefit from a healthier environment locally, but contribute to reduced pollution and environmental impact on a global scale.

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Our vision is one where products are designed and manufactured intelligently, with the importance and value of the natural environmet and resources are valued and prioritisd.

Our vision is one where resources are highly valued, the impact of their extraction minimised and the harmful impact of waste on oceans sea shores and the landscape is eliminated.

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Join us!

We are looking for different participants to join the Climathon. Sign up for your profile now. Hurry up we only have a limited amount of seats!

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Entrepreneur

Professional

Other

Schedule of the day

Check out our schedule for the day

8:30 - 9:30

Breakfast

Participants arrive to meet in their teams for breakfast and initial discussions

9:30

Welcome

Ben Coulter - Interim Head of Sustainability - LLDC -Summary of the days events , intro to expert speakers and key people. Signposting to tools, data and information.

9:40

Opening Presentation

Stuart Ferguson - Head of Investment - London Waste and Recycling Board - Overview of the London Circular Economy and wider implications.

10:00 - 10:20

Expert speaker - Single use Plastics

Chris Radway - Overview of the different single use plastics currently in use, their form and application with a look ahead to future materials and processes.

10:20 - 10:40

Expert speaker - Waste management and plastics

David Greenfield - UK waste management system, how single use plastics are managed, their form and quantities, the challenges and opportunities.

10:40 - 11:00

Expert speaker - Sustainable Design for a Circular Economy

Ksenija Kuzmina - Overview of Sustainable Design methodologies and how they relate to the Circular Economy concept to support innovation, change and sustainability.

11:00 - 13:30

Ideation & Hacking

Teams develop and refine their ideas with 1-2-1 contributions from our experts

13:30 - 14:30

Business lunch

Delicious Seasonal lunch provided by local caterers Shane's. Plus! Circular Economy presentations from Natalia Agathou Advance London & Alberto Minguela_ HSSMI

14:30

Reflection on mornings presentations

Summary of the key points to take away from the mornings presentation.

14:35 - 16:00

Idea refinement

Teams further develop and refine their ideas.

16:00 - 16:20

Presentation skills

Aleksandra Melnikova - Great ideas are just ideas if they are not well presented. Discover the keys to good presentation to effectively communicate your ideas.

16:20 - 17:30

Final Preparations

Teams incorporate presentation techniques and apply to the refined idea ready for presentation

17:30 - 18:00

Break

Teams take a final breather before presenting ideas

18:00 - 19:20

Pitching

Teams finally have the opportunity to present their business ideas or designs to our expert panel.

19:40

Presentation of prizes

Prizes are awarded in a number of categories: Best product or service, most innovative idea, best use of technology, team etc.

20:00

Drinks and Buffet

Opportunity to network with teams, hosts and experts.

21:30

Close

Thank you and goodnight.

Before and after the Climathon

Prizes

Circular Economy prizes including business development support for innovative and creative business, product and service ideas from our sponsorship partners London Waste and Recycling Board and Echo++.

We are working in partnership with two specialist business development organisations to help you take you business or idea to the next level, whether thats taking your climathon idea and helping you shape it to a viable business, or helping you shape your business to capitalise on the benefits of the Circular Economy and the broader maket impact this can bring.

 

Echo++

We are working with Echo++ who will help you Kick-start and grow your business with their tailored accelerator programme. We are working with Echo++ who will help you kick-start and grow your business with their tailored accelerator programme. Whether you are refining your idea or you're ready to grow, Echo++ will tailor a support package to your needs and connect you with local experts who can help set your business on the path to success.

 

Advance London

The Advance London programme is a holistic programme to enable SMEs in London to capitalise on the benefits of the circular economy.  The programme includes a free business support service that is jointly funded by LWARB and the European Regional Development Fund for SMEs looking to scale their circular economy business or those looking to transition to a more circular business model.

All support is bespoke to meet your particuar business or innovation needs.

The winning team will receive further support from Advance London, provided they are formally incorporated. They will be part of Advance London programme and will be invited to a series of workshops to launch and scale up their business. 

 

 

 

Our team of experts

We have a first class line up of coaches and speakers with expert industry knowledge and experience.

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Ben Coulter

Interim Head of Sustainability - London Legacy development Corporation

Event Host and Judging Panel

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Dr Ksenija Kuzmina

Lecturer in Design Innovation and Management - Loughborough University London

Expert - Application of sustainable design techniques in support of a circular economy

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Stuart Ferguson

Head of Investment - London Waste and Recycling Board

Keynote speaker - Circular Economy & investment for businesses across the business life-cycle

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Aleksandra Melnikova

Experience Design Director - Poke

Expert - Event facilitator and presenter on business and idea communication for investment

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Chris Radway

Circular Economy consultant - Circulonomy Ltd

Expert - Insights into plastics, packaging development and optimisation

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Dr David Greenfield

Managing Director of SOENECS Ltd (SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions)

Expert - Strategic advice & support in the fields of circular economy, waste & resource management

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Natalia Agathou

Business Advice Manager - Advance London

Expert - Circular Economy business models and business development

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Alberto Minguela

Circular Economy Specialist - HSSMI

Expert - Circular Economy in the Built Environment, Industrial Symbiosis in Urban Areas

Venue

Plexal

Address

Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 3BS - London

How to get there

By train: Stratford underground station is a major transport hub, with 150 tube stations having direct access

By bus: 388 stops directly outside on Waterden Road. Other routes: W15, 26, 97, 236, 276, 308, 339, 388

On foot/bike: Cycle Superhighway 2, Liverpool st 20 mins (CS2) , London Bridge 40 mins (CS1 &2),

Our Partners

Download material

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Frequently asked questions

In 2018 London Legacy Development Corporation will be hosting Climathon London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, challenging London to join top technical, business and creative minds to drive entrepreneurial climate solutions, crowdsourcing local ideas and generating solutions to local and global climate issues.

Yes, our venue is equipped with disabled access and facilities. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us in advance and we will do our best to accomodate your needs.

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