Barranquilla

Barranquilla

Blue Talks!

11 Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020

Top Blue Hubs leaders panel

10 Nov 2020 - 10 Nov 2020

Ideathon: Barranquilla, Atlantico: Blue & Sustainable

12 Nov 2020 - 12 Nov 2020

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Sustainability and Innovative Uses of Water Bodies

The Climathon is a global event that happens in 56 cities around the world simultaneously! It's a meeting space for entrepreneurs, students, large companies, small companies, NGOs, the city,  and anyone interested in a greener future to ideate solutions for a greener local economy. 

The Barranquilla climate will focus on generating solutions for sustainability problems of the water resources of Barranquilla and the Atlantic (river, swamp and sea). The event seeks to be a first step to promote sustainable innovations and ventures on blue economy issues, especially those that can give way to solving problems in the city and the department. The challenges that will be resolved in the two days of the event will have to do with the management and recycling of solid waste, the improvement of the health of the internal water bodies (swamps), the navigability and the tourist uses of the Magdalena river, the port of deep waters and the beach of Puerto Mocho. This climathon in Colombia's Caribbean is organized by Seaphia and the Dutch floating architecture company, Blue21, together with the support of the non-profit organization, Startup Societies Foundation and SENA.

Barranquilla's Climathon focuses on sustainability and hydric resources. In this Climathon, we'll ideate sustainable solutions for Barranquilla and Atlántico's: 

  • River, oceans, swamp!
  • Coastal urban resilience
  • River navigability
  • Waste management and desalination
  • Marine transport
  • Innovation and maritime entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Green energies
  • Climate change
  • and more!

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Ideathon

This year, we will organize several events as part of our Climathon. We'll be hosting:

Preparation workshop for participants 

Warm-up session

Talks

Ideathon

Awards Ceremony

Launch of the Blue Cleantech Hub  

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Top Blue Hubs leaders panel

November 10th

10 Nov 2020 - 10 Nov 2020

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November 10th

10 Nov 2020 - 10 Nov 2020

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Blue Talks!

November 11th

11 Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020

https://hopin.to/events/climaton-barranquilla-2020-climathon

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November 11th

11 Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020

https://hopin.to/events/climaton-barranquilla-2020-climathon

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Ideathon: Barranquilla, Atlantico: Blue & Sustainable

When

12 Nov 2020 - 12 Nov 2020

To watch the talks: https://hopin.to/events/climaton-barranquilla-2020-climathon

To compete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfl_AZ25zgTWWVz_8WfjPbMffl3L3Zwnb8zG7oH81Dj788nVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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When

12 Nov 2020 - 12 Nov 2020

To watch the talks: https://hopin.to/events/climaton-barranquilla-2020-climathon

To compete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfl_AZ25zgTWWVz_8WfjPbMffl3L3Zwnb8zG7oH81Dj788nVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Launch of Blue Hub

13 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020

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13 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020

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Contestants Ideas

These were the ideas that were presented to the jury on November 13th.

Our select team of juries chose the following winners: 6 Agenda del Mar winners: Plasticapp, Fondo azul (Invemar), GIMEX, UNAD, Ecoins, TEKO 3 winners that will go to ClimateLaunchpad: Ecoins, UNAD and GMEX 1 winner who will represent Climatón Barranquilla in the climathons world final: Teko Mallorquín Juries: Juan Armando Sanchez from the Universidad de los Andes and Mission de Sabios, Gina Serrano, Marlenny Diaz from Sergio Arboleda University and RAUS Jairo Ceballos from CICMAR, Macondolab and the Simón Bolivar University Alejandra García from the Santodomingo Foundation
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Organizing Team

Climathon Chair: Nathalie Mezza-Garcia (Seaphia)

Founder and CEO of Seaphia who did her PhD studies at Warwick University in the UK. Global expert on offshore projects such as floating Special Zones.
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Co-Organizer, Joseph McKinney

President of the Startup Societies Foundation and CEO of Nuhanse Network. Co-Author of Startup Societies: a Practical Guide
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Co-organizer and contestants mentor: Diana Solano

Ideathon Support: Daniela Ramirez Umaña

Professional in Environmental Engineering, Specialist in Business Environmental Management.

Supporting staff: Gianluca Rigobello

Volunteer assistant, enthusiast of blue technologies and SEZ's; also a Foreign Trade undergraduate.

Logistic support: Loraine Guerra Castro

Loraine is an architect with background in supervising constructions. She's the winner of an alexander von Humboldt and Goethe Institute scholarship given by Colombia's Foreign Affairs Minister in Berlin.

Strategic Relations: Miguel Parga Azula

Lawyer expert in administrative law and in the structuring, management and direction of contracting and purchasing processes in all their stages. He has more than 10 years of experience working with the city of Barranquilla and the department of Atlántico.
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Mentors Scout: Fernando Pinzón

President of Hidrósfera Foundation
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Apoyo en piezas y redes sociales: Laura Ramírez Bastidas

Socia fundadora en Savia Sostenibilidad Rentable. Abogada con maestrías en Derecho de la Empresa y Derecho Privado. Experta en régimen de insolvencia empresarial y en enajenación de activos públicos.
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Contestants Mentor: Paola Ocampo

Contestants Mentor: Jonathan Camilo Hoyos

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Contestants mentor: Cristina Giraldo

Contestants mentor: Gina Peña

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Meet the organizers

Our Climathon is organized by a team of companies, non-profit and government organizations working on making the world a more innovative place.

Seaphia is a Barranquilla-based business development and consulting company for maritime floating architecture, Special Economic Zones and one of the founders of the Blue Cleantech Hub.

Blue21 is one of the top Dutch floating architecture, engineering and development firms. They work together with Seaphia in its mission to spur blue entrepreneurship in Latin America and in Barranquilla with the Blue Cleantech Hub.

SENA is Colombia's national education system, a government agency. 

The Startup Societies Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization. They promote innovating in governance through small physical communities and co-working spaces. 

Fundación Hidrósfera promotes sustainable water uses and innovations. 

 

Register here to compete: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfl_AZ25zgTWWVz_8WfjPbMffl3L3Zwnb8zG7oH81Dj788nVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Watch talks here: https://hopin.to/events/climaton-barranquilla-2020-climathon

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