Ideanco is presenting CLIMATHON DUBAI, a hackathon like and the first in the Middle East, it will take place on June 30 -July 1, 2019, at AREA 2071, Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
CLIMATHON DUBAI brings together the challenges of the UAE with the local innovators who have the passion, expertise, and capability to crack them and come up with an actual solution full of impactful benefits for the community locally, regionally and globally. https://ideanco.com/disruption/climathon/
Chosen cohorts of innovators to tackle the set challenges for a full 24-hours at AREA 2071, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant and well-respected judges coming from the climate change, food security, renewable energy, and relevant industry. These ideas can develop into tangible sustainable solutions, projects and potential startups that address not only the UAE climate challenges and food security but also cities across the globe.
Contestants can choose either one of the problems or all of the problems. Ideanco to work closely with the contestants on choosing the correct problem
The Challenge Breakthrough
24 HOURS - To come up with solutions for the UAE challenges
DATASET - Provided by ideanco. Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association
OVER 100 INNOVATORS - From the region
COACHES AND MENTORS - Provided by Ideanco, YAL and AREA 2071
PRIZES - For the top teams to be part of "ideanco virtual incubator" program
What You Can Do To Cause A Breakthrough
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CLIMATHON DUBAI brings together the challenges of the Middle East with the local and global innovators who have the passion, expertise, and capability to crack them and come up with an actual solution full of impactful benefits for the community locally, regionally and globally. Chosen cohorts of innovators to tackle the set challenges for a full 24-hours at ideanco's collaborative platform AREA 2071 or virtually, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant and well-respected judges coming from the climate change, food security, renewable energy, and relevant industry.
Solve Climate Change challenges with great ideas that can develop into tangible sustainable solutions, projects and potential startups that address not only the climate challenges in the Middle East but also cities across the globe.
Winners of the CLIMATHON DUBAI to be incubated at Ideanco's Global VIrtual Incubator, by transforming concepts to become an MVP.
To be eligible for an award (Ideanco Virtual Incubator), your proposal must, at minimum:
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Apply today to the CLIMATHON DUBAI 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, professionals, entrepreneurs, startups or existing companies are allowed to enter the Climathon.
All individuals should be over 18 to enter the Climathon.
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:
All applicants will go through the selection criteria as described below:
Internal Committee: The internal committee will meet, provide due diligence and appraise all applicants that applied to the IDEANCO CLIMATHON platform. Applicants that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be excluded from the IDEANCO CLIMATHON platform and notified.
Selection Committee: The selection committee consists of prominent and elite players from the sustainability and climate change industry (private and public sectors). The selection committee will choose the top innovators, professionals, entrepreneurs, startups or existing companies and will group them into Cohorts (minimum three per Cohort) that are suitable for the IDEANCO CLIMATHON platform. The selection committee criteria is based on solution concepts.
The chosen cohorts will be made available for the 24 hours IDEANCO CLIMATHON platform at AREA 2071 located at the prestigious Emirates Towers in Dubai or virtually from anywhere in the globe on June 30 – July 1, 2019. Qualified semi-finalists will be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the CLIMATHON.
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.
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:
|Innovativeness of Approach||How does the proposed solution differ from existing solutions addressing this problem?||20|
Quality of Solution
|Is the solution substantiated, well-reasoned, and realistic?||20|
|Viability||How capable of working successfully is the proposed solution?||20|
|Impact||Does the solution consider local or global impact?||20|
|Implementation||When transitioning from theory to implementation, how practical is the viability of implementation, relative to the scale of the solution?||20|
The Semi-finalist and their participant(s) will, therefore, be liable to the Organizer for the accuracy of the details reported, ensuring that they do actually correspond to them and not to a third party, holding Organizer harmless from any demand or claim that, if applicable, could be made by third parties in relation to the above statements, and any legitimate right to the content that is published and/or provided to Organizer as part of the IDEANCO CLIMATHON
The participants are in any event solely liable for their health insurance and the consequences of damages or actions arising from the use of the content and/or programmes included in their proposals, as well as their reproduction and diffusion.
Intellectual and/or industrial property for initiatives and projects submitted in the “IDEANCO CLIMATHON” will – where appropriate in each case – belong exclusively to participants who submitted them, unless otherwise agreed with the participants to have them sign an Intellectual Property Release Form which will be distributed during the Ideanco Climathon on request.