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IDEANCO CLIMATHON

Ideanco Climathon in 9 cities to resolve three core challenges of Agriculture, Air Pollution, and Mobility. Date: April 1 – 11, 2021
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IDENACO CLIMATHON 2021

  • Dates: 1 – 11 APR 2021
  • Format: Virtual
  • Student: Innovators of all ages (16 above)
  • Fee: $99.00
  • $79.99 Early Bird Discount – Ending on January 11, 2021  ENGAGE NOW
  • $49.99 Black Friday – Ending on November 30, 2020

The challenge fee covers the full challenge, and online case materials.

IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021 covers the challenges in all 9 cities. Hybrid interaction (Live synchronous), on-demand (pre-recorded asynchronous), and discussion cohorts, starting at 9:00 AM EST. For more detailed information, visit our materials section and download the brochure.

 

IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021 powered by ideanco will be held on April 1 – 11, 2021, connecting innovators in 9 cities across North America and Asia to resolve three core challenges: Agriculture, Air Pollution, and Mobility. Ideanco Climathon 2021 selected cities are Dubai, Beirut, New York, Boston, Tampa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and San Diego.

 

Supported by:

 

 

In Partnership with:

Harvard Aerospace Alumni Organization

 

Program

Ideanco Climathon, an initiative by the idea innovator company – ideanco, is an iconic Climate Change pillar of the ideanco Lab under challenges. Ideanco Climathon is a global Climate Change challenge, which brings together the challenges of focus cities in particular countries across the globe with the local and global innovators who have the passion, expertise, and capability to crack such great challenges. The outcome is the impact of the real innovative solution that will be beneficial for the communities locally, regionally, and above all, globally.

The Ideanco’s live sessions powered by Zoom video conferencing. You will also have a chat system for interaction with coaches, mentors and innovators only inside the Climathon challenge sessions. Ideanco will be providing a calendar schedule for each coach/Mentor to schedule calls during the challenge based on their availability.

 

What Will you Learn?

Building on the success of the first climate change challenge in the Middle East, Climathon Dubai 2019, CLIMATHON 2021 will give innovators the opportunity to learn how to transform challenges into business ideas by defining and recognizing the core of the challenge, create ideas and pitch solutions to elite entrepreneurs from the industry. Using the power of crowdsourcing, a legacy business model for Ideanco since 1999, the ideanco Lab team has worked extensively with innovators coming from all across the globe to find a solution with a global impact on the key challenges we are facing on our amazing planet Earth. 

Chosen cohorts of innovators to tackle the set challenges virtually for a full 72-hours in each city, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant and well-respected judges coming from the climate change sector. These ideas can develop into tangible sustainable solutions, projects and potential startups that address climate challenges in all cities across the globe.  ENGAGE NOW

How it works?

 

Problem Statement

  • Agriculture — Imagine, if we can put an end to drought! Then, we can increase resilience in food security.
  • Mobility — Imagine, if we can put an end to air pollution! Then, breathing fresh oxygen is our right.
  • Air Pollution — Imagine, if we integrate clean mobility to our transportation! Then, CO2 emission is cut by one third.
Guidelines

Challenge Guidelines

Ideanco Climathon, an initiative by the idea innovator company – ideanco, is an iconic Climate Change pillar of the ideanco Lab under challenges. Ideanco Climathon is a global Climate Change challenge, which brings together the challenges of focus cities in particular countries across the globe with the local and global innovators who have the passion, expertise, and capability to crack such great challenges. The outcome is the impact of the real innovative solution that will be beneficial for the communities locally, regionally, and above all, globally.  ENGAGE NOW

 

The Ideanco’s live sessions powered by Zoom video conferencing. You will also have a chat system for interaction with coaches, mentors and innovators only inside the Climathon challenge sessions. Ideanco will be providing a calendar schedule for each coach/Mentor to schedule calls during the challenge based on their availability.

IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prize

Winners of the IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021 to be incubated at Ideanco Lab, by transforming concepts to become an MVP.

 

Judging Criteria

Apply today to the IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021 and get a chance to solve global climate change challenges and to take your concept to the next level and be exposed to elite Judges aligned with sustainability and climate change. Innovators (entrepreneurs, scholars, policy makers, students and professionals) are allowed to enter the challenge.

All individuals should be over 16 to enter the IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021.

Preferably to have the innovator in the Climate Change, Food Security, Sustainability and Renewable Energy industry with a special highlight on the pre-identified challenges of the IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021:

Selection Criteria

Climathon program consists of three sequential linear programs:

  • Greenhouse — 7 days climate training powered by ideanco Academy is open for all innovators across the globe. All Innovators receive a certificate of attendance/completion at the end of the Greenhouse program. Innovators will go through a daily exam (5 minutes duration) to answer questions related to their daily learnings. The highest-ranked innovators from the Greenhouse daily exams will be qualified to enter the C-Lab. A score of 3.8 average and above is a must to be qualified for entering the C-Lab. The selection committee consists of prominent and elite players from the sustainability and climate change industry (private and public sectors) will choose the top innovators and will group them into Cohorts (minimum three  and maximum six per Cohort) that are suitable for the IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021 platform.
  • C-Lab — 3 days challenge platform for the selected 54 innovators grouped into 9 cohorts and working in a competition to find solutions for the identified three challenges in the nine identified cities.
  • C-Pitch — Cohorts pitch innovative solution virtually to prominent judges. Winning Cohorts to accelerate ideas at Ideanco Launch powered by ideanco Lab.

 

Semi-finalists

The chosen cohorts will be made available virtually for the IDEANCO CLIMATHON platform  from anywhere around the globe. Each challenge mentioned above is shared with three cities and cohorts on each challenge from different cities will be competing with one another to be qualified for the semi-finalist/challenge. All three semi-finalist for the three challenges will be presenting their pitch to elite judges and top cohort winner to be announced followed by cohort winner's ranking (First, Second and Third). Please see below:

Detailed Programme

 

C-PITCH JUDGING CRITERIA

At IDEANCO CLIMATHON the judges will evaluate semi-finalists during the challenge pitch and results will be given on the same day to all semi-finalists as per judging criteria below:

 

Judging CriteriaDescriptionPoints
Innovativeness of ApproachHow does the proposed solution differ from existing solutions addressing this problem?20

Quality of Solution

Is the solution substantiated, well-reasoned, and realistic?20
ViabilityHow capable of working successfully is the proposed solution?20
ImpactDoes the solution consider local or global impact?20
ImplementationWhen transitioning from theory to implementation, how practical is the viability of implementation, relative to the scale of the solution? 20
 TOTAL100

 

Expenses

IDEANCO CLIMATHON 2021 is virtual program. The organizers of the event will not cover expenses nor accommodation for any of the cohorts. Each of the Semi-finalists or cohorts are expected to pay for their own hotel stay, and transportation. As an alternative, chosen cohorts can work on the challenges virtually. 

 

How Do I win?

To be eligible for the Prize, your Cohort solution proposal for the challenges, at minimum:

  • Attend the Greenhouse and score high on your daily exams to enter the C-Lab
  • Satisfy the Judging Scorecard requirements for C-Lab
  • Presentation skills for the five minutes elevator pitch and win the hearts of Judges at the C-Pitch

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Supported by: 

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

 

 

In Partnership with:

Harvard Aerospace Alumni Organization
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