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Next Climathon Event 26 October 2018

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Zagreb Cooling - Urban heat islands challenge

Solve the Urban heat islands effect in the City of Zagreb and cool the city!

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Join the Climathon in Zagreb and get on board in solving urban heat islands emerging issue. Help us tackle this challenge by connecting with different level of stakeholders, including loacl governance, academia, businesses, NGOs, students, developers etc. We see different ways of handling this issue, but invite you to come with your idea and work with others on new solutions. Experts and mentors will support your team on the path of finding new solutions. As we already are witnessing weather extremes, one of them being long lasting heat waves, it is expected that heat islands effect will only be more expressed. City of Zagreb is a Covenant of Mayors member and has recently started the development of Sustainable energy and Climate adaptation plan (SECAP). Integral part of that plan is a comprehensive set of adaptation measures where urban heat islands was screened as a problem which needs a set of actions to be mitigated.

Challenge

Climate is changing. It is a fact. We are witnessing more extreme weather in all seasons. During the summer more hot and extremely hot days are observed, and that is strongly manifested in the cities. Some parts of the cities heat up more than others and are called urban heat islands.

How can we cool the city together?

As many other highly urbanised areas Zagreb is significantly warmer than its rural surroundings. City itself is heat island, but there are also smaller spaces in the city warmer than others - heat islands.

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Check out what happens at this Climathon!

Come and solve the Zagreb climate challenge in a vibrant atmosphere. Inspirational workshops and talks, like-minded people, energising food and drinks, a chill-out area, as well as many other surprises are awaiting you.

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Organizers

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Zagreb Innovation Centre Ltd.

Overall coordination, providing the venue, logistics in general

goran.dautovic@raza.hr

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North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency

Content development/thematic coverage

msedlar@regea.org

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University of Zagreb

vlatka.petrovic@unizg.hr

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ImpactHub Zagreb

Agenda development/facilitation

Challenge

Climate is changing. It is a fact. We are witnessing more extreme weather in all seasons. During the summer more hot and extremely hot days are observed, and that is strongly manifested in the cities. Some parts of the cities heat up more than others and are called urban heat islands.

How can we cool the city together?

As many other highly urbanised areas Zagreb is significantly warmer than its rural surroundings. City itself is heat island, but there are also smaller spaces in the city warmer than others - heat islands.

Read more

24-hour hackathon for climate in Zagreb

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.

Next Climathon Event 26 October 2018

What's in it for me?

You get to work on a challenge that is of a particular interest to you. You will be coached, mentored, supported and guided by various experts depending on your vision of the solution. There will be a group of people with shared goals, but different origins and ideas on how to solve the challenge. Diversity is the value that could bring synergistic effect in challenge solving. There is a price involved, both in cash and in opportunityto further develop your solution with equaly interested and engaged people from various institutions supported by the City of Zagreb. Last, but not least there will be food, drinks and some other surprises waiting for you! Meet you there!

City will get feedback essential for solving this issue. Connection of academical (research), business, local governance, NGOs and individuals will create an ecosystem that will through cooperation boost climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. City of Zagreb is a Covenant of Mayors signatory and is currently developing Sustainable energy and climate adaotation plan (SECAP) that need invlovement of as wide as possible stakeholder network. Solutions that will be chosen as the best ones will be further developed with the support of the city and its services. But far the biggest gain for the city is the engagement of the vibrant and enthusiastic community that can provide innovative solutions.

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Lot`s of cities around the world are facing simmilar challenge to the one Zagreb posted to be solved. We see the possibility to replicate and utilize them worldwide and to enhance the cooperation between the cities. Every action leading to solutions that mitigate climate change and/or provide adaptation measures is important.

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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!

Student

Entrepreneur

Professional

Developer

Policy maker

Other

Schedule of the day

Check out our schedule for the 24-hours

9:30 - 10:00

Registration & Coffee

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome and brief introduction

Welcome speech, introduction to the topic and expectations, introduction to the mentors and the program

10:30 - 11:00

Warming up

Ice breaker and connection

11:00 - 11:30

Brainstorming and ideation

Idea conceptualization/redefinition, general brainstorming

11:30 - 13:00

Workshops and brainstorming

presentation of cases, learning village in tables method

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food :)

14:00 - 14:30

Workshop and teamwork

Team up, introduction to Lean approach

14:30 - 15:00

Going deeper

Business modelling session / Lean canvas

15:00 - 16:00

Connect the dots in canvas

16:00 - 16:20

Presentation/pitch guidelines

16:20 - ...

Wrap up with food and drinks

08:00 - 08:30

Morning coffee and breakfast

08:30 - 09:00

Presentation skills

09:00 - 11:00

Presentation practice

First pitch rehearsal, final review, delivery of final slides

11:00 - 12: 10

Jury and final pitches

Introduction to the Jury, final presentations (max 4 min), jury deliberation

12:30 - 12:40

Learning sharing and announcement of winners

12:40 - 13:00

Appraisal ceremony

13:00 - ...

Lunch

Prizes

HRK 15.000 and more for the best team!

The best team will receive HRK 15.000, an opportunity to implement its solution in collaboration with the City of Zagreb and 6 months of using the Zagreb Innovation Centre infrastructure free of charge.

The second place will receive 6 months of using the Zagreb Innovation Centre infrastructure free of charge.

 

Experts, mentors, jury - help, guide, assess

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Ivan Ivanković

Head of Sector for sustainable energy management

Jury member - City representative

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Tomislav Novosel

Expert, mentor

Research Assistant, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

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Ivana Herceg Bulić

Expert, mentor

Researcher, Faculty of Science - Geophysics department

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Nives Mornar

Expert, mentor

Urbanist, Zagreb spatial planning Institute

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Mladen Maradin

Expert/Mentor

Faculty of Science, Geography - Researcher

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Vlatka Petrović

Jury member

Head of the Office for technology transfer

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Julije Domac

Jury member

REGEA managing director, President of FEDARENE

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Frane Šesnić

Jury member

Director of Development Agency Zagreb

Venue

Zagrebački inovacijski centar d.o.o.

Address

Avenija Dubrovnik 15, 12th pavilion, 1st floor
10000 - Zagreb

How to get there

By train: Check out: http://www.hzpp.hr/en

By bus: Check out: http://www.akz.hr/en ; local lines http://www.zet.hr/en

On foot/bike: Check out http://sindikatbiciklista.hr/biciklom-kroz-grad/

Download material

Find more Climathon material to download here. There is material that generally describes the phenomenon of urban heat islands, but also some material that in more detail describes the manifestation of the phenomenon in the City of Zagreb.

Frequently asked questions

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If you got immediate questions, then please contact one of the organisers

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