Organised by Climate-KIC, Climathon calls on cities all over the world to take part in historic 24 hours of climate action, global hackathon to find solutions to city climate challenges.
The 2017 edition of the global 24-hour climate change hackathon takes place simultaneously in major cities around the world on October 27, 2017 and is set to be the biggest event of its kind in history.
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.
How to Participate?
To take part in the 24-hour Climathon, each city sets its own climate challenge which reflects what is affecting their urban life the most. Challenges vary from air quality, mobility, water and waste management, and extreme weather events.
Innovators tackle the climate challenge for a full 24-hours, before pitching their ideas in front of a local jury. These ideas can develop into tangible sustainable solutions and businesses that address city climate challenges across the globe.
How will you benefit from the Climathon?
- Crowdsourcing local ideas to solve climate challenges of your city
- Engagement of local students, entrepreneurs and innovators
- Forge strong links between local businesses, academia and public bodies
- Empower and showcase your local communities climate action across the globe
- Engage with new global partners through Climate-KIC
To become a Climathon City Host:
Sign up as a city host to take part in this year’s 24-hour hackathon on 27 October 2017. City host registration’s close 15 August. Participants will be able to sign up for their local event via the Climathon website starting 15 August.
Representatives of startup incubators, city hall, local businesses, universities or other organisations can register to be the host for their city via the Climathon website and receive a detailed guide on how to organise the hackathon.
Engage your citizens to take real climate action today!
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