London Climathon: Smarter solutions for climate change- innovate, create and communicate

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 London, the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October BST. It is organised by The London Legacy Development Corporation at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and aims  to successfully create smart solutions to tackle the sources of its air quality issues. 

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The Challenge

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be hosting Climathon London 2016, giving an opportunity to join the top technical, business and creative minds to drive entrepreneurial climate solutions, through crowdsourcing local ideas and helping solve global climate issues.

London’s challenge is to successfully create smart solutions to tackle the sources of its air quality issues – be that:
– Identifying and analysing air quality issues effectively
– Creating culture change through creative design and communication
– Enabling change through technical innovation
The backbone to tackling London’s air quality problem successfully, lies in how we gather and connect new data sources effectively. Coupling this with creativity, innovative thinking and a resolve to solving current issues, to ensure London’s local and business communities engage in tackling air quality.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop leading air quality innovations, pitching their ideas to an expert panel at the end of the event.

Everyone from all backgrounds is encouraged to get involved and join the global Climathon community on the 28th October 2016, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Partners

The London Legacy Development Corporation

The London Legacy Development Corporation promotes and delivers physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area by maximising the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a place unlike any other. Spread across 560 acres of beautiful parklands with historic waterways, famous sporting venues and a vibrant arts and events programme. As a new heart for east London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the city’s newest, smartest and most sustainable park. We are making the most of our unique opportunity by collaborating with partners across Europe to deliver smarter, more integrated sustainability solutions that provide measurable impacts as part of Climate-KIC’s Smart Sustainable Districts programme.

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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