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Next Climathon Event 19 October 2018

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Become a climate hacker and join the Climathon Vienna!

Five challenges for taking action in Vienna! Help your city to stop climate change and develop innovative ideas to make your city greener.

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Global hackathon

Climathon is a global movement dedicated to solving the toughest climate challenges cities face today. In October 2018, in its fourth year of operation, the 24-hour climate hackathon takes place in more than 100 cities on 6 continents-and comes to Austria for the first time!

First time in Austria

Join the Climathon in Vienna to connect with city officials and partners to bring your ideas for a smart city. Turn this vision into a reality by working together with developers, entrepreneurs, or students to find innovative city solutions and win support. Come with an existing idea or simply work on a new solution with an inspiring team. Experts and mentors will support your team during the 24 hours in finding the best solutions to the challenges.

Challenges

Entrepreneurs, students, programmers and policy-makers come together to work on new, creative solutions to local climate change challenges.

How can we best identify and manage urban heat islands and waste heat sources in the city?

With the number of annual heat days (above 30 °C) constantly on the rise, the Urban Heat Islands effect becomes more urgent. How can more data on hot and cool places in the city be provided? How can we close data gaps on waste heat sources that often remain unused and further heat up the city?

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How can sharing of (private) means of transport be promoted to reduce traffic in the city?

Growing cities like Vienna face increasing traffic density. New mobility concepts can contribute to avoiding additional and reducing existing emissions from transport. How can we make use of technological progress and digitalisation to optimise transportation in the city of the future?

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How can citizens' energy awareness be raised and sustained?

Smart energy solutions provide convenient services to energy consumers as well as important information to grid operators. How can these data be used to motivate sustainable behaviour? How can citizens actively contribute to energy efficiency?

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What can be done to allow a maximum of rainwater in cities to evaporate decentrally?

Today most rainwater from city streets is fed into the sewer system to protect trees and ground water from road salt and other contaminants. How can more of this water be brought to evaporation and remain in the natural water cycle?

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How can energy demand be flexibly managed and decentral resources be used more efficiently?

Vienna's power system is increasingly influenced by distributed renewable energy resources. How can new business models and technologies contribute to the management of energy use to better meet this fluctuating power supply?

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Check out what happens at this Climathon

Come and solve the climate challenges in a vibrant atmosphere, where energising food & drinks, inspirational workshops and talks, like-minded  people, a chill-out and sleep area, as well as many other surprises are awaiting you.

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Our Partners

Organizers

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Johannes Naimer-Stach

Country Manager Climate-KIC Austria

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Eva Amon

Climate-KIC Austria

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Event organisation

Challenges

Entrepreneurs, students, programmers and policy-makers come together to work on new, creative solutions to local climate change challenges.

How can we best identify and manage urban heat islands and waste heat sources in the city?

With the number of annual heat days (above 30 °C) constantly on the rise, the Urban Heat Islands effect becomes more urgent. How can more data on hot and cool places in the city be provided? How can we close data gaps on waste heat sources that often remain unused and further heat up the city?

Read more

How can sharing of (private) means of transport be promoted to reduce traffic in the city?

Growing cities like Vienna face increasing traffic density. New mobility concepts can contribute to avoiding additional and reducing existing emissions from transport. How can we make use of technological progress and digitalisation to optimise transportation in the city of the future?

Read more

How can citizens' energy awareness be raised and sustained?

Smart energy solutions provide convenient services to energy consumers as well as important information to grid operators. How can these data be used to motivate sustainable behaviour? How can citizens actively contribute to energy efficiency?

Read more

What can be done to allow a maximum of rainwater in cities to evaporate decentrally?

Today most rainwater from city streets is fed into the sewer system to protect trees and ground water from road salt and other contaminants. How can more of this water be brought to evaporation and remain in the natural water cycle?

Read more

How can energy demand be flexibly managed and decentral resources be used more efficiently?

Vienna's power system is increasingly influenced by distributed renewable energy resources. How can new business models and technologies contribute to the management of energy use to better meet this fluctuating power supply?

Read more

Join the Climathon Vienna! A 24-hour hackathon for you!

How can cities stop climate change? Can YOU develop innovative ideas to make your city greener? Climathon is a global movement dedicated to solving the toughest climate challenges cities face today.

Next Climathon Event 19 October 2018

What's in it for me

  • Join the event and get the chance to solve one of the exciting challenges offered by the City of Vienna: hot places in the city, shared mobility, decentralised energy systems, smart consumer participation, or urban rain water management. 
  • Whether you are a start-up team, professional developer, techie, entrepreneur, student or creative spirit, the Climathon is your chance to hack Vienna into a green future.
  • Experts and coaches will be on-site to bring their support. Food, drinks, a resting area and a buzzing ambiance will bring you energy all through those 24 hours.
  • Enjoying a more prosperous, climate-resilient future
  • Engaging local entrepreneurs, students, developers and innovators on climate action
  • Empowering and showcasing local climate action across the globe
  • Engaging with new global partners through EIT Climate-KIC
  • A connected front on climate action!

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!

Entrepreneur

Student

Professional

Developer

Policy maker

Other

Schedule for the day

Check out our schedule for the 24-hours

15:00

Opening and Introduction

Welcome and speech by representatives of the City of Vienna and Climathon Partners

15:15

Challenges

Introduction to the challenges

15:45

Teams

Forming teams and start working

19:00

Dinner

Delicious, regional brain and body food

20:30

Workshops

External experts bring in information on challenges, the city, working in teams …

23:00

Night Programme

Reenergising exercises and snacks

07:30

Sunrise and activation

Morning walk, excercises, excursion

08:00

Breakfast

Viennese breakfast

9:30

Coaches

Coaches and experts are available for final questions and inputs on challenges

12:00

Lunch

Delicious, regional brain and body food

13:00

Pitching workshop by Florian Kandler

Train to present your solution in 3 Minutes

15:00

Stop Working - Start Jury presentation

An expert jury for each challenge will listen to your solution and discuss your challenge answers

15:45

Festival of Ideas

Present your solution to the audience - using 2 Slides

16:30

Presentation of Challenge winner

The best solutions will be presented to the City of Vienna and Climathon partners. Photo session and final reception

Prizes

Win support for your Climathon solution

Coaching and Acceleration

The best solutions will receive attractive prices as well as pitching opportunities together with the challenge holders. Several teams will get access to coaching to accelerate their idea and/or further develop it with the support of the City of Vienna and the Climate KIC network. There will be more information and surprise on prices!

Coaches, Experts & Jury

Experts for each challenge, coaches for the particitpants and the jury team will be presented here.

Venue

Markhof Vienna

Address

Markhofgasse 19
1030 - Vienna

How to get there

By train: Close to underground stop U3 Schlachthausgasse

On foot/bike: You can leave your bike in the courtyard of Markhof.

Our Partners

Download material

Find more Climathon material to download here.

Frequently asked questions

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