12 Nov 2021

Hacking. Climate. Solutions

General info

Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 17:00 – Sat, 13 Nov 2021, 23:30 CET

The partners and sponsors for Climathon Leuven are:

  • Prins Filip fonds
  • City of Leuven
  • Leuven MindGate
  • ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ
  • KULeuven Kick
  • UCLL
  • Cronos
  • EASI
  • Materialise
  • Maakleerplek
  • Green Office for KU Leuven
  • Leuven 2030


𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻 is a city-based, global programme that offers a pathway to climate action. An initiative was created a few years ago by EIT Climate-KIC in which small groups of enterprising or action-oriented citizens in different cities think about locally selected climate or sustainability challenges.

The goal, then, is to find innovative solutions on how to tackle them concretely.

The global idea is to raise climate awareness, disrupt the status quo, and rethink the places we live in and the future we want as citizens. At the core of the Climathon programme is an ideathon. The ideathon, usually short and intense, brings different people with various backgrounds to brainstorm innovative ideas to tackle problems together.

Climathon Leuven 2021

It is actually the first time for Leuven, the European Capital of Innovation, to participate in global action to tackle climate challenges! The local initiative was taken by Leuven 2030 who recruited ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ (Leuven Value Network) to co-host the event.

📍 Climathon Leuven 2021 will be held on Friday and Saturday 12th - 13th of November 2021 and it will at two locations:

  • Maria-Theresia College(Sint-Michielsstraat 6, 3000 Leuven)
  • KU Leuven University Hall (Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven)

Your Challenges:

  1. How can we use the renewable energy generated in Leuven for the energy supply of buildings and sustainable mobility?
  2. How can we develop a zero-emission city distribution network in Leuven?
  3. How can we make Leuven the greenest city in Europe?
  4. How can we help organisations and companies to map their residual flows from food consumption to boost the circular economy in Leuven?
  5. How can the principles of the circular economy be applied to renovations and new construction projects in Leuven?

For more detailed information about the challenges you can click on this link 👉 https://bit.ly/3llhmbm




5pm - 6pm: Registration & welcome drink 👋

6pm - 7pm: Opening ceremony with keynote speaker & briefing 🎉

7pm - 8pm: Breakout rooms per challenges 🏃

8pm - 9pm: Dinner and aftertalks 🍽️

9pm - 10pm: Meet your coaches 🤝


9am - 9.30am: Re-registration ✍️

9.30am - 10am: ‘How to Brainstorm’ workshop (optional) 🧠

10am - 10.30am: Coffee bar opens & hacking groups kickoff ▶️

10.30am - 12pm: Hacking starts 🎮

12pm - 1 pm: Lunch 🍽️ and ‘How to pitch’ workshop (optional) 📈

1pm - 3pm: Hacking 🎮

3pm - 4pm: Defining solution 💡

4pm - 5pm: Pitch preparation 📈

5pm - 6pm: Pitch practices 📈

6pm - 7pm: Dinner while practice 🍽️

7pm - 7.45pm: Pitching per-challenges 🚀

8pm - 8.20pm : Finalists pitch 🚀

8.20 pm - 8.45pm: Jury discussion 💬

8.45pm - 9pm: Award ceremony & closing 🏆

9pm - 11 pm : Afterparty 🍸