Climathon Zurich 2021
29 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Collective solutions for Climate Action!
We need you & your creativity to reach Zurich's Climate Goals!
Join us & participate in the biggest climate hackathon in the world. Contribute to finding innovative & local solutions for the global climate emergency. Apply with an existing idea, as a startup or a motivated individual, ready to #TakeAction for our climate.
The climate challenges of the city of Zürich will be announced soon.
As part of a diverse team, with participants ranging from policymakers to hackers, youth to academics, students to business leaders, and supported by experienced coaches and various experts you have 24 hours to come up with a solution that will impress the jury. --> rephrase!
The most inspiring solutions will get the chance to be further developed with the support of the City Zurich, Impact Hub Zurich and this year’s Climathon Partners.
Due to the deteriorated Covid-19 situation in Zurich and the whole of Switzerland, Climathon Zurich will be 100% virtually this year, but we are dedicated to not let the pandemic stop us from taking climate action. Your digital experience will include live streams of all key sessions, workshop webinars, Zoom meetings with experts and coaches and more surprises. --> take it out or adapt (GGG guidelines)
Getting the feeling it is time to make a difference and have a positive impact for our climate? Then register below for Zurich’s Climathon 2021 until October 15th!
Facts and Figures
3 main challenges
to reach Zurich's Climate Goals
expected participants in Zurich
taking action to save our climate
The Climathon Experience
Impact HUB Zúrich, in collaboration with The City of Zürich and Climate Kick, presents the Climathon 2021 - Collective solutions for Climate Action.
The Climathon in Zürich is a series of empowering events, that create a community of like-minded people, sharing the same goal, to save our planet and make Zurich a greener and more livable city.
This event is a 24hour Climathon, an Experience, a celebration and a temporary community within the city of Zürich. Especially this year, a urgent exploration of collective solutions and responses to face the Climate Crisis from a stand point of empowerment and local action. We expect 80+ committed activist, change-makers, entrepreneurs and leaders from all walks of life to come together to address the challenges of our time.
Your path begins with the Pre-Event where you will learn more about this year’s challenges and get to know your fellow participants and their ideas. This is a great space for networking, bridging inspiring conversations and finding out who are your allies in face of Climate Change.
The Climathon is the actual main event. Here you have the possibility to work together with other participants, or with your team, on projects that address the Climate Challanges of today´s world. In the time-frame of 24hours you will be supported by our great group of coaches and experts to brainstorm, design and test your ideas for local resiliency.
Through a diverse programme, we will reaffirm our commitment to a greener present, to our daily actions and local-collective projects as an integral part of the systemic transition we wish to catalyse. Our inspiration and programme extends far beyond the Impact Hub movement, inviting experts from across the spectrum of Climate Experts, environmentalists, activists, students, concerned citizens, entrepreneurs, academics and policy makers. Together we will develop solutions for a future worth living, trough embracing collaboration and co-creation, in forms of possible future projects.
We value the support of a win-win, diverse and inclusive culture. We need all hands on deck to turn this ship around! Everyones ideas are valuable and significant, that is why we have prepared for you a space where all projects get to pitch their idea. Get ready to share your project with the Climathon crowd and jury! On-site we will have a jury composed of representatives from The City of Zürich that will decide which projects get to be implemented on a further way.
Finally, follow-up events are waiting for you to support the development of future ideas, meeting with city authorities and to build upon our amazing community of local change-makers and climate heroes!
Join us in Zurich, Selnaustrasse 25 (Kraftwerk) where core values of action, solidarity, collaboration and fun will form the basis of the programme of hands-on action, inspiring conversations, climate action, reflection and celebration. The Climathon has something for everyone. Be welcomed to take action!
18:20 Opening conference room (online)
18:30 Start of Pre-Event
Welcome and warmup
Why Climathon and what is Climathon?
How to - breakout session
Presentations of the 5 challenges
Breakout session intro
19:15 Start Breakout sessions
One breakout room per challenge for Q&A with challenge owner and team building
19:45 End of Pre-Event
Experts, coaches and jury
Friday, October 29
09:30 - Pitch briefing
Those ready to share their idea at the Opening Ceremony will receive a short briefing
10:30 - Opening Ceremony
Get inspired, learn more about this year’s challenges and understand goals and rules
12:00 - Hackathon start & Team building
Find and get to know your team
13:40 - Expert Phase I: Understanding phase
Question experts from the City of Zurich about the challenges and their area of expertise
14:30 - Expert Phase II: Research Phase
Back up your ideas with some research and get feedback from experts
16:30 - Ideation phase
Design your climate changing idea and refine it with experts and coaches
19:00 - Marketplace
Exchange your ideas with other participants
19:15 - Circular Business Modelling workshop
Refine your BM and get inspired by the opportunities of the circular economy
19:45 - Prototyping workshop
Bring your prototyping skills to a new level
20:00 - Prototyping and testing phase
Test your ideas and improve them further
21:00 - How to pitch workshop
Learn how to convince the audience of your idea with less than in 90 seconds
00:00 - Midnight Yoga
Stop thinking for a while and relax
Saturday, November 14
03:00 - Business modelling phase
Develop a business plan to ensure your idea is economically viable
07:00 - Final refining phase
Get final constructive feedback from coaches and experts
09:00 - Pitch training session
Refine your pitch for the festival of ideas
12:00 - Deadline for submitting projects
Upload your Climathon project and get ready for the festival of ideas
13:00 - Festival of ideas
Pitch your idea to the jury of experts as well as a large audience and listen to the other teams
16:30 - Closing ceremony
The big finale, find out who the winners of this year's Climathon are
Win support for your idea
Teams with the best ideas will get access to coaching to accelerate their idea and/or further develop it and receive further support from the Climathon Zürich's organizers network.
Prizes will be revealed in the coming weeks. Keep posted!
This year’s challenges
Impact Hub Zurich
Impact Hub Zurich is a community, coworking and events organization focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals. We enable, connect and inspire engaged citizens and entrepreneurial people from diverse backgrounds in order to put their energy and talent into contributing to solving the SDGs. We have 1’000 individual members in Zurich, operate three locations and run multi-stakeholder innovation programs.
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