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Together for a climate-friendly Wuppertal!

Become part of the Climathon Wuppertal and work together with a team on innovative solutions for climate challenges. Wuppertal is on its way to foster sustainable packaging, to prepare for future floodings and heavy rain events as well as to develop sustainable neighbourhood concepts.

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Be part of the first Climathon in Wuppertal, exchange views with up to 80 like-minded people and contribute to the vision of climate-friendly urban development. Together with an inspiring team of start-ups, companies, NGOs, research institutes, citizens and students, you have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for Wuppertal´s climate challenges. The event offers a varied programme consisting of expert contributions, workshops and especially time for ideation and business model development. During the 24 hours, the teams will be assisted by professional coaches and experts. The best ideas – awarded by a jury – will be subsequently promoted and further developed. The event takes place mainly in German.

+++ To provide you professional support as well as good food, we ask for a participation fee of 20 €. For that, after the registration on this website, you need to buy a Climathon Wuppertal ticket at https://climathon-wuppertal.eventbrite.de +++

Challenges

These exciting challenges are waiting to be solved by you.

How can Wuppertal protect itself from future floodings and heavy rain events?

Torrential rains, extreme rains of long duration, emergency situations in many cities in Germany – also in Wuppertal. It is time to prepare for the effects of climate change and for this, citizens and traders have an important role to play.

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How can an aquaponic farm pack its produced foods in a climate-friendly and low-plastic way?

Plastic packaging allows easy and safe shipping, as well as storage of various products and is widely used. But the consequent amount of packaging waste is a danger to the environment. So how can plastic waste be reduced or even avoided from packaging?

Read more

How can parking spaces in the neighbourhood be used better and more flexibly?

E-Mobility, Car-Sharing and sustainable energy supply - these are the challenges that urban planning must face today in order to make our cities fit for the future. However, rigid structures that stand in the way of the further development of a neighbourhood are often maintained.

Read more

Check out what happens at this Climathon

Join us and together with an inspiring team solve the climate challenges for Wuppertal. Exciting topics, inspiring workshops, professional coaches and experts, a creative atmosphere and space for innovative ideas – this and more await you at the Climathon Wuppertal!

Read more about the event

Our stories

#Climathon #ClimathonWuppertal

Our Partners

Organizers

Neue Effizienz – Bergische Gesellschaft für Ressourceneffizienz mbH

Organisation

Swanhild Klink, E-Mail: klink@neue-effizienz.de

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UNESCO-Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship und Interkulturelles Management der Bergischen Universität

Organisation

Tobias Rabenau, E-Mail: rabenau@wiwi.uni-wuppertal.de

Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH

Organisation

Justus von Geibler, E-Mail: justus.geibler@wupperinst.org

Challenges

These exciting challenges are waiting to be solved by you.

How can Wuppertal protect itself from future floodings and heavy rain events?

Torrential rains, extreme rains of long duration, emergency situations in many cities in Germany – also in Wuppertal. It is time to prepare for the effects of climate change and for this, citizens and traders have an important role to play.

Read more

How can an aquaponic farm pack its produced foods in a climate-friendly and low-plastic way?

Plastic packaging allows easy and safe shipping, as well as storage of various products and is widely used. But the consequent amount of packaging waste is a danger to the environment. So how can plastic waste be reduced or even avoided from packaging?

Read more

How can parking spaces in the neighbourhood be used better and more flexibly?

E-Mobility, Car-Sharing and sustainable energy supply - these are the challenges that urban planning must face today in order to make our cities fit for the future. However, rigid structures that stand in the way of the further development of a neighbourhood are often maintained.

Read more

24 hours for climate protection in Wuppertal

Join us and together with an inspiring team solve the climate challenges for Wuppertal. Exciting topics, inspiring workshops, professional coaches and experts, a creative atmosphere and space for innovative ideas – this and more await you at the Climathon Wuppertal!

Next Climathon Event 26 October 2018

What's in it for me?

• Taking meaningful climate action in your city 

• Turning a climate solution into a business idea – and get support 

• Meeting like-minded people and become part of the Climathon movement 

• Sharing climate opinions and solutions with a global audience

• Encourage a shift to a more climate-friendly future

• Bring together local start-ups, companies, NGOs, research institutes, citizens and students for urban climate protection

• Strengthening and presenting local climate change policies around the world

• Collaboration with new global partners through EIT Climate-KIC

A global movement of like-minded people who work together for global climate protection.

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!

Student

Entrepreneur

Developer

Professional

Other

Policy maker

Schedule of the day

24 hours for climate protection – here you can see what expects you at the Climathon Wuppertal

08:30

REGISTRATION

Come to the venue, log in and go through the first steps of the Climathon Wuppertal

09:30

OPENING AND INTRODUCTION

Welcome and speech by representatives of the city of Wuppertal and Climathon partners

10:10

THE CHALLENGES

Introduction of the challenges

11.00

START WORKING & INTRODUCTION

Coaches and experts introduce themselves

11:30

TEAMS

Forming teams and start working

12:00

INPUT I + PROBLEM DEFINITION

Learn some methods for "problem definition" – defining the problem, understanding it, discussing first approaches

13:00

LUNCH

Take a break and do something good for body and brain

14:00

INPUT II + FEEDBACK SESSION

Learn something about feedback and interview methods. – after that go outside and to talk to people about the problem to develop an understanding of it

15:15

INPUT III + FREE WORK

Learn some helpful methods about ideation and work on your own idea

18:00

DINNER

Take a break and do something good for body and brain

19:15

INPUT IV + FREE WORK

Learn something about the method "Business Model Canvas" and develop your idea

21:00

CONFERENCE CALL

Exchange ideas, experiences, questions and more with the Climathon Lund, Sweden

21:15

FREE WORK

Take time and work on your idea

23:00

WORLD CAFÉ

Walk around and have a look what other teams are working on – inspire and get inspired

00:00

FREE WORK

Take time and work on your idea

07:00

SUNRISE AND ACTIVATION

Morning walk, excercises

07:30

BREAKFAST

Take a break and do something good for body and brain

08:30

INPUT V + FREE WORK

Learn something about pitch training and prepare your own pitch

11:00

END WORKING & FESTIVAL OF IDEAS

Present your solution to the jury

12:30

JURY DISCUSSION

Jury takes some time to make their decision

13:00

AWARD CEREMONY

The best solutions will be presented decorated

13:30

END OF THE EVENT

15.11.2018: Climathon Wuppertal Follow-up

At the follow up-workshop we want to bring all winners and those who are interested together, so that we can discuss the ideas of the Climathon and work together with experts on further development.

17:00-19:00

Further information will follow.

Prizes

Win support for your Climathon idea

The best solutions will receive attractive prices. The winner teams will get access to coworking spaces as well as coachings to accelerate their idea and/or further develop it. Among others the prices will be sponsored by coworkit – Coworking Space Solingen, Gründerschmiede in Remscheid and Technologiezentrum Wuppertal W-tec. Further prices will follow shortly.

There will be more information and surprise on prices!

 

Coaches & Experts

The Climathon Wuppertal will be supported by these amazing coaches and experts!

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Chris Rudolph

Circular Economy Expert

Coach

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Anna Abelein

Design Thinking and Collaboration

Coach

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Felix Heuer

Design Thinking and Cultural Architect

Coach

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Janina Clever

Ideation, Creation and Design

Coach

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Dirk Strubberg

System Thinking

Coach

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Dr. Kathrin Bischoff

Sustainable Business Models

Coach

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Markus Kühlert

System Thinking in Business

Coach

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Zerrin Börcek

Startup Consulting and Pitch-Training

Coach

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Dr. Henning Wilts

Circular Economy

Expert

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Anna Guth

Active Citizenship and Campaigning

Expert

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Tim Bartram

Supply Chain

Expert

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Lars Heidemann

Business Models

Expert

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Nicole Haas

Pitch-Trainer

Expert

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Julian Bafera

Start-up

Jury

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Antje Lieser

Start-up consulting

Jury

Venue

Freiraum – Das Innovationslabor der Bergischen Universität

Address

Alte Weberei, Bärenstraße 11-13
42117 - Wuppertal

How to get there

By train: From main station Wuppertal: Overhead railway to Vohwinkel, stop: Pestalozzistraße

On foot/bike: Bike: from main station along the B7, time: 9 Min // afoot: from main station along B7, time: 23 Min

Our Partners

Download material

Find more Climathon material to download here.

Frequently asked questions

Participation in the Climathon Wuppertal costs 20 €. After you have registered here on the Climathon website, buy a ticket at http://climathon-wuppertal.eventbrite.de to complete the registration. If you need financial support please contact us.

The Climathon Wuppertal starts on october 26 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on october 27 2018 at 1:30 p.m., including the 24-hour main working time. Detailed information regarding the schedule can be found at https://climathon.climate-kic.org/wuppertal#theevent (scroll down a bit).

No, not necessarily. It´s up to you to take a break and get some sleep during the night. Simple sleeping places are available on site. You can also sleep at home or in a hotel and come back the next morning to continue. The program on the 26th will last until midnight.

No. Anyone who wants to work on innovative solutions to climate challenges can participate. The more diverse a group of participants is, the better the solution can be!

Bring your laptop, mobile phone, etc. with you and think of all necessary power supplies and charging cables. Since the Climathon will last over 24 hours, you should of course also bring the necessary hygiene products, utensils for sleeping (e.g. sleeping mat and sleeping bag) and comfortable clothing. Catering will be provided on site. And of course bring a lot of motivation and ideas!

The Climathon Wuppertal will take place mainly in German. If you don't speak it but understand German, you can participate and look for a group to work with in English.

You did not find the answer? Please contact one of the organisers

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