01.09.2021

Climathon Tallinn 2021 - Global Sustainability Hackathon

Climathon Tallinn October 29-30, 2021 Climathon Week October 25-30, 2021

Tallinn city joins with hundreds of cities worldwide in this 24-hour hackathon, where teams compete in developing innovative solutions to their cities' major climate and sustainability challenges.

We will have international speakers and workshops to guide you through the process, experts as mentors and jury, prototyping possibilities and follow-up programmes/prizes for the best teams and ideas!
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?
We are looking for solutions in a wide array of topics - to give you some inspiration we’ll bring out a few problem statements, however there will also be more specific challenges from our partners to be announced:
  • How to create revenues from production residues or to avoid them in the first place? How could we remove non-degradable waste from nature and give them a new life? How to improve current waste management systems? (Less than 30% of Estonia’s waste is recycled, 70% of opportunities!)
  • What could be the eco-friendlier future materials? How to make better product design so they would last according to their need and be recycled more easily after their use? How to improve reuse, repair, disassembly and durability of products? What are the new service-based business models for under-used items?
  • How to raise people’s awareness and enable them to make sustainable choices? What could be new public-private initiatives to boost circular thinking? How to apply more public pressure to companies and governments to act more sustainably? How can Tallinn city enable or help these initiatives?
  • How to use digital solutions and data management to tackle the aforementioned questions? What can be measured, tracked, optimized, made more efficient?
More challenges to be added!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
We are welcoming everyone! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional expert, citizen, student, entrepreneur or innovator... All great ideas will find the spot at Climathon Hackathon. Come with an idea or join the team!
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
  • Kick-start your idea, find additional like-minded people to your team, receive feedback from experts, and get useful connections for the future.
  • Top 3 will receive 3 months of post-programme mentoring and get the possibility to race in the Climathon Global Awards ceremony.
  • Possibility to join our accelerator (run by Beamline) with further mentoring and funding.
  • Possibility to pilot your idea with Tallinn City or other partners.
HOW CAN YOU ATTEND?
Application will open soon! Don't miss it and add it to your calendar here: https://evt.mx/Ri8W8LnB
It doesn’t matter if you are coming together with your team or as an individual. Join us!
SPEAKERS, AGENDA, MENTORS & JURY tbc.
SPONSORED BY ERGO
We are extremely thankful for Ergo Insurance Estonia to sponsor this year’s Climathon and directly support the climate innovation initiatives that can come out of this event! Climate heroes!!
SPONSORED BY TALLINN CITY
BROUGHT TO LIFE BY EIT CLIMATE-KIC
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative. It’s a knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. Climate-KIC brought the Climathon to life and runs it globally through local organisers.
ORGANIZED BY CLEANTECH ESTONIA
Cleantech Estonia is an Estonian non-profit that supports and funds early stage green technology startups, advances environmental education and supports energy experts. Cleantech Estonia is Estonia’s local Climathon organiser.
For more information, please contact the Project Manager katerina@cleantechforest.ee