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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


Circular Economy Challenge of Suzhou

China’s economy is experiencing rapid growth in the last decades. On the one hand, it creates a lot of new commercial and cultural formats and possibilities to improve people’s lives such as the strong e-commerce platforms and online payment gateways. On the other hand, however, it also brings new challenges to the social, cultural, as well as environmental areas.   

Suzhou is one of the cities in China which has a brilliant history in terms of literature and scholar culture. It is also called one of the most beautiful cities in China. Nevertheless, facing the rapid economic growth, Suzhou is also encountering many environmental problems such as pollution and climate change. For instance, the popularity of online shopping, food delivery, and sharing bicycles make life easier and more convenient, but at the same time, they also create a lot of environmental problems including wastage of food and materials, create a lot of garbage, and so on. On the other hand, Suzhou has many traditional cultures and architectures that are under threatening by the urban development, how to preserve them and revival these cultural heritages to meet the needs of our modern times is also a challenge.  

The Climathon Suzhou 2017 will focus on developing innovative solutions to tackle the above challenges. Adopting the concept of Circular Economy, the participants will create and develop new and innovative concepts to solve the environmental problems and achieve the sustainable development of the city.

Two Main Themes for Climathon Suzhou 2017:

  • Waste Management
  • Cultural Heritage  

The Department of Industrial Design is the host of the Climathon Suzhou 2017, and it will take place in Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), which is the largest international joint venture university in China, a partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, and the University of Liverpool, UK. Multidisciplinary teams will be formed from different departments of XJTLU, they will work and design innovative solutions. Climate change is a problem that affects all of us, and it needs us to join force to combat this problem. Let's join together as global citicizens to make our city and our world a better place!

Due to the network problem, please register on our new online registration form: https://www.wenjuan.in/s/eumQJv  


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If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact:

Local Contact
Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Global Contact
Climathon Manager
Orsolya Barna
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