As World Flocks to Cities, 24-Hour ‘Climathon’ Tackles Citywide Climate Change
Aided by Climate-KIC,, activists from 18 cities pitched new services and programs to tackle issues on air quality, water supply and disaster prevention
On June 18, students and entrepreneurs from around the globe took part in Climathon, a 24-hour hackathon meant to combat our cities’ climate challenges. At the end of it all, 18 participating cities from New Dehli to London were left with exciting new apps, software, and business models to implement in their communities.
The event was hosted and produced by Climate-KIC, the EU’s main public-private innovation initiative focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. In London, 35 students, computer programmers, designers and engineers competed to present the best ideas to a panel of expert judges, and winners were offered prizes and business support.