The Klimathon aims to design and test moonshot ideas that help us tackle large-scale sustainability and climate change challenges. Our goal is to work together on the development of sustainable solutions to pivot towards impactful change. The Klimathon is organized in collaboration with Startup.tirol, Impact Hub, Circular Design Week, Innergy Reallabor, Green Office of the University of Innsbruck, InnCubator and circle 17 with the support of Tiroler Versicherungen.



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For participants: Contribute to important challenges

We believe complex problems are best solved collaboratively. Everyone is welcome to join the Klimathon. Participants are students, employees, freelancers, creatives and hopefully you.

🏅 Create opportunities

Interact with companies to explore career opportunities and build your network. The best ideas get the company partner’s support to make your idea happen.

🛠 Build skills

Work in a team with different skillsets and mindsets to come up with innovative solutions and learn with others. You’ll receive mentoring by inspirational leaders.

💪 Gain experience

Innovation is something you get better by doing it. This is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience by solving critical challenges.




Do I need to pay to participate in the Klimathon?

No, participation is free.

Where will the Klimathon take place?

The main workspace will be at the Inncubator in Innsbruck.

What language do you speak at the Klimathon?

At the Klimathon presentations will be in English, but your group discussions may be in German as well.

Who are the participants?

The event is free for everyone to join. Our main group of participants is university students with diverse backgrounds including business, design, and engineering. The only requirement for participation is your full-time commitment during the 48 hours event.

How does the application work?

The application process consists of filling out a registration form. Then, you will have to upload a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge if you have one. At the Klimathon, you can join individually or in teams. Teams may have up to 5 people. When submitting the video, you can indicate the names of your team members. Even if you join as a team, all team members need to sign up for the event independently. If you don’t have a team after registration, we will assign you to a team based on your application.

What if I don’t have an idea to submit?

In this case, you can find a team at the opening.

How does the 48 schedule look like?

Day 1 (May 20th) will be dedicated to ideation, Day 2 (May 21st) to prototyping, and Day 3 (May 22nd) to validation. Teams will have daily check-ins with the lead mentors, and office-hours with experts and company partners.

Are the daily check-ins mandatory?

Yes, daily check-ins are mandatory.

What kind of support will participants receive at the event?

Teams will have access to a platform showcasing useful resources to progress on the idea. Webinars, check-ins, and office hours will complement the support.

How will the winner be selected?

Each team will have to submit a pitch-deck showcasing its idea and a pitch-video. A jury composed of company partners, experts, and mentors will evaluate the submission based on innovativeness, feasibility, challenge fit, progress in the 48 hours, and motivation to continue working on the idea.

Are there any pre-requisites to joining?

No, there is no pre-requisite besides your commitment throughout the 48 hours.

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