Thanks to all Participants!

Challenge overview

Join the 24-hour hackathon and solve one of the four climate challenges put forward by the City of Zurich and Energie 360° about the future of food, energy, green spaces in the city and mobility. 

Climathon is a global movement dedicated to solving the toughest climate challenges cities face today. In October 2018, in its fourth year of operation, the 24-hour climate hackathon takes place in more than 100 cities. 

Make Zurich greener and cleaner.
Join the Climathon in Zurich to connect with city officials and partners to bring about a shared vision for a healthier city. Turn this vision into a reality by working together with developers, entrepreneurs, or students to find innovative city solutions and win support. Come with an existing idea or simply work on a new solution with an inspiring team. Experts and coaches will be on site to help you. The best solutions will get the chance to be further developed with the support of Climate-KIC, the City of Zurich and Energie 360°.


  1. 1st place TBA

    Cash & Gadgets

  2. 2nd place TBA

    Cash & Gadgets

  3. 3rd place TBA

    Cash & Gadgets

How to submit to Climathon?

  1. Assemble your team or apply solo.
  2. Register to the hackathon.
  3. Let's meet on Oct 26! Come up with great idea!
  4. Work on your project during hackathon.
  5. Win prizes!

Challenges in Climathon

These exciting challenges are waiting to be solved by you.

  • How can VR/AR technology contribute to more climate-friendly mobility?

    • Mobility has massively increased over the past 100 years. And with it the environmental burden. Is mobility in all cases a real necessity? Or is it time for a change, time to substitute some physical journeys with virtual presence?
  • How can citizen make an informed food choice to limit their environmental impact?

    • Food is an important driver for climate change. A climate friendly diet can reduce this environmental impact. How can citizens make use of technology to decrease their CO2 footprint while eating out?
  • How can heating installers motivate their clients to use renewable energy solutions?

    • More than three quarters of buildings are still heated with oil or gas. Heating installers have a major influence on the choice of new heating systems. What kind of new tool can support installers to influence their clients to choose a greener heating system?
  • How can the impact of green spaces on the urban climate of Zurich be simulated?

    • Green spaces are an important element against the effects of climate change. They contribute significantly to a pleasant urban climate in densely built areas. What tool can simulate the impact of green spaces on the urban climate respectively the well-being of the citizens?

Check out what happens at this Climathon

Come and solve the climate challenges in a vibrant atmosphere, where energising food & drinks, inspirational workshops and talks, like-minded  people, a chill-out and sleep area, as well as many other surprises are awaiting you.

Why should you participate?

  • 01 Reason

    You will meet amazing people and maybe future coworkers!

  • 02 Reason

    You will enrich your CV with this outstanding experience!

  • 03 Reason

    You can win amazing prizes!

Where and when

Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 26, 2018