A Decarbonathon to reduce CO2 emissions in our cities09/11/2015
The Decarbonathon is a competition focused on developing innovations that help reduce CO2 emissions in cities as part of the fight against global warming. This global event aims to find new technological solutions to meet needs in the fields of mobility, housing and consumption in general.
The Décarbonathon is a competition created at the initiative of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. It aims to develop innovations that reduce CO2 emissions from cities and thus contribute to the fight against global warming.
Many global institutions were involved in organizing this event, including ENGIE, the National Physical Laboratory’s Centre for Carbon Measurement, Climate-KIC and the National Industrial Property Institute (INPI).
Participant teams can submit their solutions in several areas: sustainable mobility, energy-efficient buildings, and sustainable energy production and consumption. Municipalities or citizens should be able to implement these solutions at the city scale over 2 to 5 years.
You can register until November 22nd, 2015 at www.decarbonathon.org. The teams that are selected to participate will have three weeks to refine their project (with the help of an expert coach) before the final hackathon, which will be held on January 14th and 15th, 2016 in Paris. Teams will have ten minutes to convince the selection committee after a preparatory session with scientists and business experts.
The winners will get media coverage of their project and direct contact with potential investors. They will also be eligible for a startup acceleration program lasting 2 to 6 months with the support of the event’s partners, which will help them get their new technologies to market fast, in addition to a lot of in-kind rewards (electric bikes , eco-travel, etc.).