Aephoria.net, in collaboration with The Cube Athens & Οργάνωση Γη - Organization Earth, is hosting on 27 October 2017 Athens' 1st Climathon, inviting startups, students, entrepreneurs & technical experts to a 24-hour event that will create a roadmap of innovative solutions for local climate change challenges, based on UN's Global Goal 13 "Climate Action".
#Climathon -one of Climate-KiC's main programs- is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world, bringing together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them.
Climate-KIC is one of three "Knowledge and Innovation Communities" (KICs) created in 2010 by the EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. Today, EIT is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector.
Happening for the 1st time in Athens, Climathon and its partners will select a group of motivated participants that will tackle, with the guidance of experienced mentors & awarded presenters, our city's major sustainability goals and will present a set of aspiring best practices to a seasoned panel of judges, concerning issues like city resiliency, energy efficacy, green transportation, resource-efficient food systems, migration integration, but maybe most importantly global citizenship education, within the context ofUN-HABITAT's #ΝewUrbanAgenda.
Aspiring #ClimathonAthens participants should apply for free entrance at www.eventbrite.com/e/climathon-athens-tickets-38802776148