What is the Climathon
𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻 is a city-based, global programme that offers a pathway to climate action. An initiative was created a few years ago by EIT Climate-KIC in which small groups of enterprising or action-oriented citizens in different cities think about locally selected climate or sustainability challenges. The goal, then, is to find innovative solutions on how to tackle them concretely.
The global idea is to raise climate awareness, disrupt the status quo, and rethink the places we live in and the future we want as citizens. At the core of the Climathon programme is an ideathon. The ideathon, usually short and intense, brings different people with various backgrounds to brainstorm innovative ideas to tackle problems together.
Climathon Leuven 2021
It is actually the first time for Leuven, the European Capital of Innovation, to participate in global action to tackle climate challenges! The local initiative was taken by Leuven 2030 who recruited ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ (Leuven Value Network) to co-host the event.
The partners and sponsors for Climathon Leuven are:
- Prins Filip fonds
- City of Leuven
- Leuven MindGate
- KULeuven Kick
- Cronos Leuven
- Green Office for KU Leuven
- How can we use the renewable energy generated in Leuven for the energy supply of buildings and sustainable mobility?
- How can we develop a zero-emission city distribution network in Leuven?
- How can we make Leuven the greenest city in Europe?
- How can we help organisations and companies to map their residual flows from food consumption to boost the circular economy in Leuven?
- How can the principles of the circular economy be applied to renovations and new construction projects in Leuven?
For more detailed information about the challenges you can click on this link 👉 https://bit.ly/3AY4oFg
FRIDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2021
17.00: Registration & welcome drink 👋
𝟭𝟴.𝟬𝟬: 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗸𝗲𝘆𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 & 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗴 🎉
𝟭𝟵.𝟬𝟬: 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 🏃
𝟮𝟬.𝟬𝟬: 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 🍽️ 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 🤝
21.00: Networking drink 🍸
📍 The event will be organized at Maria-Theresia College (Sint-Michielsstraat 6, 3000 Leuven)
SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2021
09.00: Registration ✍️ & ‘How to Brainstorm’ workshop (optional) 🧠
𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬: 𝗛𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 🎮
12.00: Lunch 🍽️ and ‘How to pitch’ workshop (optional) 📈
13.00: Hacking continues 🎮
16:00: Time to define the concrete solution 💡
17.00: Pitch preparation and practices 📈
𝟭𝟴:𝟬𝟬: 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 🍽️ 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱📈
𝟭𝟵:𝟬𝟬: 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁’𝘀 𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 🚀
𝟭𝟵.𝟯𝟬: 𝗝𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸 💬
𝟮𝟬.𝟬𝟬: 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘆 & 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 🏆
20.30: Networking afterparty 🍸
*𝐁𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗱 events require attendance.
📍 The event will be organized at KU Leuven University Hall (Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven)
Discord is our community platform and will be the main communication channel before and during the event. If you haven’t already done so, please register here 👉https://bit.ly/3wIqgUz.
You can get more information about how to download Discord here 👉https://bit.ly/3wyQuJ4.
💬 If you have any questions, feel free to ask them on our discord channel.