The Circular Economy Challenge: towards Climathon Venice 2020

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Twenty-four hours dedicated to teamwork and to create innovative projects to find sustainable solutions towards the Circular Economy. The 5th edition of Climathon Venice will be held on November 14 and 15, 2020 and will be accessible online. Registrations are open.

Every year, EIT Climate-KIC promotes Climathon, a 24-hour hackathon by challenging all cities around the world to find solutions to climate change. The V Edition of the Climathon Venice will be held on November 14 and 15 in Fabbrica H3, the former Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano. The event is organized by Venice Calls in collaboration with CMCC Foundation, Venice International University (scientific partners) and SerenDPT Benefit Corporation (host partner).

“How to boost Circular Economy starting from the area of Venice Lagoon?” is this year’s challenge, which focuses on the 12th Sustainable Development Goal: “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”. Teams will be asked to compete in the definition of new concrete projects to reduce waste, garbage, and pollution in Venice.

On November 14, institutional representatives of the city will open the event by introducing the context and the challenges proposed by the Circular Economy. An image of the territory of the municipality of Venice will be painted to start reflecting and outlining the possible areas of intervention. The first morning will end with a round table in which inspiring realities will present valuable experiences in business, entrepreneurship, or associationism. From the early afternoon, all participants divided into teams will start working on the projects. At the end of the second day, the projects will be presented in a “Final Ceremony”, and a jury of experts will evaluate their real potential.

Teams can participate virtually or in presence, booking a workstation within the Fabbrica H3 and working in compliance with the anti-covid19 regulations. Moreover, the event will be accessible online to the public.

 

For more information and registration: www.climathon.climate-kic.org/venice

Follow the online press conference on Wednesday, November 4, at 4pm CET:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7137270747?pwd=T1pLU3ppV0I5bGFvcVZreVRlV1VZZz09
Meeting ID: 713 727 0747
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