Due to the Covid-19 situation, Climathon Sion will take place 100% online. Don't be afraid, we did it in Geneva in November 2020 and in Lausanne in 2021 and it was a great success!
23 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021
Time for change, be the change. Join Climathon Sion, Valais !
Climate impacts are touching every part of the globe - but you know the climate challenges your community is facing the best.
Climathon is a global movement that organises locally; a city-based programme that offers a clear pathway to climate action.
Come and join the movement on April 23 and 24, 2021 - This event will take place 100% online!
At the core of the Climathon programme is a yearly ideathon that takes place in your city and in hundreds of other cities across many continents and time-zones.
Come and join a diverse group of participants, ranging from policymakers to hackers, youth to academics, students to business leaders. Together you will come to collaborate on forward-thinking ideas that tackle local climate challenges.
Take part and join a global community of thousands who want to act now, and rethink the cities we live in and the future we want as citizens.
Ready for a unique experience? Get your chance to have an impact by taking on one of the climate challenges provided by our Partners that will be released soon :
- Challenge 1 : Sion - Sierre: developing a sustainable and carbon-neutral agglomeration in 2050
- Challenge 2 : Encouraging and helping tenants to accelerate their energy transition
- Challenge 3 : Discovering Valais agriculture and its products through leisure activities
#Climathon #ClimathonSion #timeforchange #bethechange
* An ideathon is a creative process of production, development and communication of new ideas.
Global Climathon: Facts & Figures
Uniting the world's cities
Join a global movement
Make your local idea count
This years Climathon Sion, Valais
Friday, 23 April
16:30 - Opening Ceremony
Get inspired, learn more about this year's challenges
17:00 - Sion Welcome session
Tech Intro: live vidéo to explain the digital tools that will be used. Understand goals and rules, agenda
17:15 - Introduction to this year challenges
Meeting our partners and understanding the challenges
17:45 - Idéathon starts & Team Building
17:45 - Hacking time - Phase 1
Design your climate changing idea and refine with experts and coaches
18:30 - Meeting our experts
20:45 - Live: Debriefing livrable 1
21:00 - Hacking time - Phase 2
Further develop your idea
22:00 - Animation Bachata
Saturday, 24 February
01:00 - Hacking time - Phase 3
Further develop your idea
06:00 - Yoga
Get ready for the day
07:00 - Hacking time - Phase 4
07:00 - Workshop Pitch training session
Test, refine your idea and prepare your pitch - Learn how to convince the audience of your idea with less in 90 seconds
10:00-12:00 - Meeting our experts
12:00 - Deadline for submitting projects
Upload your Climathon project and get ready for the pitch
13:00 - Pitch to the jury & Deliberations
Pitch your idea to the jury of experts and partners as well as a large audience and listen to the other teams
16:00 - Closing ceremony & Results
The big finale, find out who the winners of this year's Climathon are
This year’s challenges in Sion, Valais
Meet the organisers
eqlosion’s mission is to accelerate the transition towards sustainable development. We support you, private organisations, public entities and territories in your ecological transition.
As passionate entrepreneurs, we know that it takes a lot of energy and motivation to create and develop sustainable projects. We are not afraid to take risks, to explore new ideas.
Utopia International Association
Utopia International is a non-profit association that inspires and activates the ecological and societal transition among students, young people and citizens, through the creation of "Ecohubs" or poles of impulse. At Utopia we think global and act local.
Frequently Asked Questions
Covid-19, what arrangements have been made?
What is a Climathon?
A Climathon is a one-time ideathon type event during which individuals come together to solve problems collectively and creatively.
The solutions developed during the Climathon Sion do not necessarily have to include digital technology.
For more information on what an ideathon is (in French): https://www.eqlosion.ch/blog/ideathon
Do I have to pay to register?
No, Climathon is a free programme/event. However applications are reviewed to ensure that Climathon Sion participants are motivated and creative.
How long does the Climathon last?
Climathon Sion will start on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 13:00 and will end on Saturday, April 24 at 16:30 pm with the pitches presentation in front of the jury and a closing ceremony.
Please see the programme online
How will the teams be formed?
Teams will consist of 4 to 6 people. You can register as a team, but if you register alone, don't worry, teams will be formed at the beginning of the Climathon.
What about my intellectual property rights on the solutions I propose during the Climathon?
- We respect your intellectual property rights and we expect you to respect the intellectual property rights of other participants. You are not allowed to copy the ideas and solutions proposed by other teams during the Climathon.
- All intellectual property rights created during the Climathon belong to the creating team. However all participants will make publicly available a brief description of their idea and solution. To make sure that Climate-KIC and organizers are able to publicise these ideas and solutions, you allow them to use ideas and solutions for publications about the Climathon (through website, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.).
- We strongly encourage you to push your idea and solution after the Climathon but be aware that it may be also be exploited/pushed by any interested person after the Climathon.
- We encourage you to share your Climathon experiences on social media using #ClimathonRomandie #ClimathonSion #Climathon
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