Climathon

What is Climathon ?



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Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017.

It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.


In cities with a 24 hour Climathon event, a Young Climathon can be set up for undergraduate students with a related challenge but with shorter time frame.


Now its third year of operation, the Climathon movement has grown tremendously over the past two years, encouraging more innovators across the globe to drive climate action.

Climathon has grown from 19 to 59 cities in the space of a year, operating across 6 continents, creating over 2330 ideas and reaching 16.8 million people worldwide in 2016.





Goal

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!




Goal

The Climathon Challenge

Each city sets its own local climate challenge that reflects what affects their urban life the most. Challenges can vary from air quality, water and waste management, and extreme weather events, use of city satellite data, etc.

Participants then tackle the set challenge for a full 24-hours, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant local stakeholders.

These ideas can develop into tangible sustainable solutions and businesses that address city climate challenges across the globe.

Find inspiration for your challenges in the 4 thematic areas of Climate-KIC:





Host

How to apply?

Application deadline for Participants: 25th October, 2017



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Cities Counter

Climathon Cities

111

Cities

44

Countries

6

Continents

3038

Participants

429

Ideas

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Users

About Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy

 

Users

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact:

Climathon Manager
Orsolya Barna
climathon@climate-kic.org 

The city applications has been closed for 2017.