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- Dates: 02 – 12 October 2021
- Format: Hybrid
- Innovators: 475
- Countries: 54
Note: Registration is now closed.
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Climathon powered by ideanco will be held on October 2 – 12, 2021, connecting innovators in 9 cities across North America and Asia to resolve three core challenges: Agribusiness, Air Pollution, and Mobility. Climathon 2021 selected cities are New York, Bristol, Tampa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Orange County, Dubai and Beirut.
Asynchronous: Ready e-learning
Synchronous: Live e-learning
Climathon, an initiative by the idea innovator company – ideanco, is an iconic climate change pillar of the ideanco Lab under challenges. The hybrid Climathon brings together the challenges of focus cities across the globe with the local and global innovators who have the passion, expertise, and capability to crack such great challenges. The outcome is the impact of the real innovative solution that will be beneficial for the communities locally, regionally, and above all, globally.
Hybrid format is the presence of stakeholders (innovators, partners, coaches, mentors, employees, consultants or sponsors) either virtually or in person at the identified ideanco offices — New York, Calgary, Dubai and Beirut. All physical spaces provided by ideanco have strict health, safe and clean policies in place. For the innovators attending virtually, we kindly ask you to operate in a safe and healthy environment.
The Ideanco’s live sessions powered by Zoom video conferencing. You will also have a chat system for interaction with coaches, mentors and innovators only inside the Climathon challenge sessions. Ideanco will be providing a calendar schedule for each coach/Mentor to schedule calls during the challenge based on their availability.
CLIMATHON 2021 covers the challenges in all 9 cities. Hybrid interaction (Live synchronous), on-demand (pre-recorded asynchronous), and discussion cohorts, starting at 9:00 AM EST. For more detailed information, visit our materials section and download the brochure.
The challenge fee covers the four days academy (Greenhouse), and online case materials. The C-Lab including the C-Pitch are complimentary.
Program and Venue
The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment enhances the UAE’s efforts to addressing the issue of climate change, through the implementation of comprehensive policies and initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change and protect our unique environmental systems. Regionally, the UAE was the first to ratify the Paris Agreement and the first to launch a climate change plan that guides our mitigation and adaptation measures. Globally, the country is a leader in developing renewable energy solutions and advancing their deployment worldwide, as well as a premier convener and facilitator of climate and environmental conversation. Learn more!
The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) is a comprehensive response to calls by the international community for a holistic approach to spur progress on how and why a green economy is the world’s best route towards a safe and prosperous future. WGEO intends to support emerging global actions towards the green, low-carbon, climate resilient development model. The organization is framed to operationalize green economy concepts on the ground through results and impact-oriented action. Learn more!
Ideanco works to tackle climate change challenges with the support of UNICEF, which works with partners in every sector to co-create innovative solutions that accelerate progress for children and young people. UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential from early childhood through adolescence. Learn more!
In Partnership with:
Ideanco and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are in partnership to tackle climate change challenges. CLIMATHON 2021 falls within the scope of a memorandum of understanding signed between UNDP & IDEANCO to strengthen work on climate change and transform challenges in agribusiness, air pollution and mobility. UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more!
EIT Climate-KIC is a knowledge and innovation community established and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2010. Our purpose is to tackle climate change through innovation. EIT is Europe’s largest public-private partnership with this purpose – a growing pan-European community of diverse organisations united by a commitment to direct the power of creativity and human ingenuity at the climate change challenge. EIT Climate-KIC is supported by the EIT a body of the European Union Learn more!
Harvard Aerospace Alumni Organization (HAAO) will be inspiring students to engage in and become leaders in Climate Change. HAAO will be able to provide the CLIMATHON 2021 with Harvard educated mentors. In return, ideanco will be sharing sponsorship profit that will be streamed towards Harvard University scholarships and assisting students in pursuing critical challenges/projects integrated with aerospace/climate change development to create the jobs of the future.
Ideanco’s mentor partnership with HAAO is approved by the HAAO Board of Directors.
What will you learn
Building on the success of the first climate change challenge in the Middle East, Climathon Dubai 2019, CLIMATHON 2021 will give all innovators the opportunity to learn how to transform challenges into business ideas by defining and recognizing the core of the challenge, create ideas and pitch solutions to elite entrepreneurs from the industry. Using the power of crowdsourcing, a legacy business model for Ideanco since 1999, the ideanco Lab team has worked extensively with innovators coming from all across the globe to find a solution with a global impact on the key challenges we are facing on our amazing planet Earth.
Chosen cohorts of maximum 6 innovators per city (9 Cohorts for total of 54 innovators) to tackle the set challenges in a hybrid format for a full 72-hours in each city, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant and well-respected judges coming from the climate change sector. These ideas can develop into tangible sustainable solutions, projects and potential startups that address climate challenges in all cities across the globe.
Note: All innovators finishing the Greenhouse Academy will receive a digital certificate of completion. Fifty four innovators (9 cohorts of maximum 6 innovators each) are then selected to enter the C-lab based on the daily highest quiz scores in the aggregate during the Greenhouse Academy.
2 - 12 OCTOBER 2021
Three Core Challenges
Three Cities per Challenge
How it works
Top Cohort Winner
Wellbeing and Happiness
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Sustainable Development Goals:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of a UN Resolution called the “2030 Agenda”. Learn More!
Ideanco Sustainability Agenda:
Ideanco focuses on achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) that would enable access to well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean energy, innovation, sustainable economic growth, and healthy ecosystems, as all these issues resonate strongly.
A transformative team
Dr. Deborah McLay
Grace S. Lee
Kal K. Sahota
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Download CLIMATHON materials.
Innovators will have access to explore all premium daily materials on the starting date of the challenge October 2, 2021.
In the meantime, go to the Materials Section above and download information related to the challenge.
TAKE CHALLENGE TODAY and explore all premium educational materials on the starting date. Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you!