15 January 2018
Tallinn Climathlon: Promoting bicycle usage in the city
The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016.
In Tallinn, the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October EEST and finish the following day. It is organised by Startup Estonia and aims to promote bicycle usage among citizens in the city.
“Here we will focus on BIKES. Why? In Copenhagen more people commute by bike than in whole of the USA. Why can’t this be the case for Tallinn? During these 24 hours we would like get more people on bikes in Tallinn.
The idea of Climathon is to create solutions that would promote cycling in Tallinn. It can be anything starting from an application/technological solution to a vision of a new bike route in Tallinn. Best teams will get directly to Prototron TOP40 and/or have the chance to pitch their idea to the City of Tallinn – whichever is needed to take the idea to the next level. And some prizes we will keep as a secret!
We have done some research and it would be very beneficial if the topic is approached from either of the two angles: 1) application for finding best bike routes in the city; 2) finding un-utilized areas in Tallinn which could be easily turned into cycling paths and creating visions for them. Although if you would like to focus on something else, we excitedly welcome any other great idea to hack, so don’t be shy, come join us and let’s make it work! Even if you don’t have an idea, but love cycling, come join the event and we will find you a team.”
How to join the Climathon
How will you benefit from participating in Climathon?
- Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
- Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
- Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
- Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
- Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Register your interest now to join the Climathon global movement and drive climate action