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Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with people who have the passion and capability to solve them.
Climathon is a global 24 hour hackathon focused on finding practical solutions to specific local climate change challenges. The event is taking place simultaneously in Vijayawada and 120 other cities around the world on 28th October. This event will challenge students and citizens from diverse locations to take direct climate action within their own cities.
If you’ve got a project, a new idea or just want to use your skills on this challenge and become part of a global network – join us and put Vijayawada on the global stage.
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Title of challenge: Transform Vijayawada
Challenge description: Vijayawada is the second biggest city in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The economy of Vijayawada is expected to grow by 6 times by 2025. This growth in economy will be through development of agricultural exports, tourism, industries and transportation situated in the city. The challenge is to undergo ideation that will help cultivate innovative business ideas that have minimalist environmental impact and commit to transforming the sectors. Three key topics will be put up for the participants to address:
- Green logistics and storage of agricultural produce
- Transform the transportation sector through use of IoT & Big Data
- How to utilize the Digital Door Number Scheme to generate smarter waste collection
Benefits from Climathon?
• Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
• Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
• Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritization, and explore new tools and methodologies
• Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
• Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!