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Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!

How will you benefit from Climathon?

  • Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!

Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017


Reusing building components for circular economy in Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Climate change mitigation and the transition towards circular economy are top priorities to the quickly growing Helsinki metropolitan area. Catering to the housing needs of our increasing number of dwellers in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner will pose challenges, as construction is an industry of high material intensity and significant climate impacts. However, opportunities for innovative solutions arise from the many current and future renovation projects in the region: By reusing and repurposing old building components and materials, we can reduce waste and the consumption of fresh raw materials, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and push our economy towards a circular pathway.


One of the two organizing parties, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY, is looking into the ways of reusing and repurposing building components in 6Aika: Future Circular Economy Hubs in Finland project, and now we want to learn your fresh thoughts and ideas on the topic. How would you facilitate the transition into circular construction practices and what innovative reuse opportunities can you come up with for different material flows? Or perhaps you’d like to develop ways for extending the life cycle of existing buildings? Any and all reusing and repurposing innovations from technical, technological, environmental, social, business and design perspectives alike are welcome and appreciated. Join our Climathon to get your ideas out there, to network, to enjoy yourself and evolve professionally, and last but not least, to compete for the victory and all it brings!
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If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact:

Local Contact
Co-op Universo (an organization of environmental experts)
Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY)
Global Contact
Climathon Manager
Orsolya Barna
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