The structure of the Climathon
Climathon deals with the following challenge: "Zero waste and circular economy". During a 24-hour marathon, the participants, divided into teams of minimum three and maximum six people, create ideas and projects meeting the challenge. A team can only submit one project/idea.
Already formed teams are welcome, but we ask them to be open to welcoming possible new members, if any Climathon participants are interested in collaboratively working on similar topics.
Deliver projects at the end of 24 hours
The teams will work independently, supported by mentors and subject area experts. At the end of the 24 hours, each team will have to present a final pitch and a related slide deck. Each team will have to deliver an online submission including:
A presentation with 6 slides
- Cover: Project title/idea and opportunity, team name
- A brief bio of the team members
- Explanation of the idea/project
- Desired impact: indication of the positive economic, social and environmental impacts that the idea/project aims to achieve
- Progress over 24 hours
- Plans for the future + next three steps: indications of the activities planned in the medium term plus an indication, as precise as possible, of the next three steps.
The presentation, in PDF format, has to be uploaded in the online delivery form.
A 3-minute live pitch
Each team will have to present the idea to the Jury during an in-person live pitch. Get ready to let us know:
- the team
- the opportunity that was chosen
- the idea
- the desirable impact
- the feasibility
- the progress made during the 24 hours of the Climathon
Project evaluation criteria
The Jury of experts in different sectors (economy, climate, entrepreneurship, public administration, sustainability, ecc. ...) will evaluate all projects delivered at the end of 24 hours.
Each juror will evaluate it independently. Subsequently, a plenary session will define the list of the most promising projects.
Nine criteria are used to evaluate projects:
- FEASIBILITY. Does the idea have a certain degree of feasibility?
- INNOVATIVE SOLUTION. What is the unique and innovative value of the proposed solution?
- ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL VALUE. Would the solution, if implemented, produce social and environmental value?
- COMPATIBILITY WITH THE TICINESE CONTEXT. The team presented an idea compatible with the local context (city or canton)
- PRESENTATION AND PITCH. Was the idea explained clearly and concisely?
- TEAM. The team expresses motivation and enthusiasm and shows interest in further developing the proposed idea.
- POTENTIAL FOR TRANSFORMATION. If successful, could the idea have a large-scale impact?
- RELEVANCE TO THE CHALLENGE. The relevance of the project/idea to the challenge.
- PROGRESS. We are interested in clearly understanding what are the evolutions of the idea during the Climathon twenti-four hours.