Dublin’s Climathon: Inspiring public change to focus on Dublin’s sustainable growth

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 Dublin, the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October IST and finish on the following day. It is organised by Sustainable Nation Ireland, Smart Dublin and DAA to create new solutions to inspire behavioural changes for a climate friendly and sustainable city.

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The Challenge

Cutting across real issues facing Dublin and its continued sustainable growth

Sustainable Nation Ireland, in partnership with Smart Dublin and DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) have identified a number of priority climate challenges facing the Dublin Region. Successfully addressing these challenges can help enhance city life and can also lead to greater efficiencies and savings in areas such as transport, energy usage and public lighting.

Cutting across real issues facing Dublin and its continued sustainable growth, challenges include:

Transport/ Mobility: How do we support employees to take more sustainable transport options to and from work? Smart Dublin and DAA are committed to developing tools & systems – such as improved access to data and real-time information to supporting the development of new services such as ridesharing or EVs – thus reduce congestion, commute times, parking requirements, costs, energy and emissions. These smarter options will be equally applicable to any organisation in Dublin. What are the user-focused, smarter travel options that will support employees to make more sustainable choices in their daily commute?

Renewable Energy: Smart Dublin and Codema want to unlock the potential of Dublin’s roofs for solar power. What are the business models and technologies that could unlock this hidden potential? How do we create low carbon energy districts?

Lighting Infrastructure: Dublin’s public lighting is about to undergo a transformation to a low energy intelligent system. What services can be built on smart infrastructure to lower energy use and carbon intensity in the city. Lighting affects everybody, how can everybody get involved?

Industry-led challenges drive innovation through the development of new ideas and solutions that respond to real needs.

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

Partners

Sustainable Nation Ireland in partnership with Smart Dublin and Dublin Airport Authority 

In collaboration with:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Trinity Innovation Academy
  • Relayr
  • Dublin City Council
  • Fingal County Council
  • South Dublin County Council
  • Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council

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

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