Climathon 2018
Climathon 2018 - new project of the Aeris Futuro Foundation
Utworzono 18.05.2018
Climathon Krakow 2018

Climathon - is an international event that takes place every year on the last weekend of October. During Climathon, participants invent and design innovative and creative solutions for climate protection. The event is open! Do not wait - join today!

Thanks to You, we can improve the quality of everyday life!
For the team that will create the best project, a cash prize awaits!
Climate change is a big threat to your health and life. What negative effects are we seeing today? Among others:
- storms and intense rain with hail, which paralyze the functioning of cities,
- rising costs of food, energy and renovation of houses,
- increasingly difficult leisure conditions, including due to the so-called phenomenon of snow poverty - a shortage of natural snow due to the increase in average temperature on the Earth (skiers and winter sports enthusiasts especially suffer)
- extremely high temperatures and drought in summer, which hinder life in built-up city centers,
- more and more frequent: droughts, lack of water (drying up rivers in Poland in summer),
- the risk of crop shortages in agriculture increases, which generates large financial losses and shortages of food supply,
- the number of diseases increases due to new viruses - the intensification of ticks is due to climate change.

During Climathon Krakow 2018 we will be looking for ideas that will have a positive impact on climate protection. Representatives of many fields are invited to participate, including startup environments, young scientists, enthusiasts and hobbyists of environmental sciences, natural sciences, ecology, specialists in modern technologies, members of non-governmental organizations, as well as business representatives wishing to translate their knowledge into an interesting project serving the whole society.

Climathon Krakow - is a 24-hour event, organized by the Aeris Futuro Foundation together with several co-organizers (including Municipality of Krakow, Climate-KIC and others), bringing together people who have passion and ideas for solving city problems that will have a positive impact for climate protection. This means that ideas must directly or indirectly reduce greenhouse gas emissions or contribute to adaptation to climate change.

Why Climathon?
Climathon promotes, among others, activities from the areas of new technologies and creative areas that help in educating target groups, accelerate positive changes in the mentality and attitude of residents, serve urban self-government units in conceptual actions to improve their activities. Participants develop pro-climate concepts and create innovative solutions to local problems related to climate change.

Planned educational activities in Małopolska in 2018, introducing the subject of Climathon, implemented in cooperation with the Marshal's Office of the Małopolska Voivodship:

- 2 lectures on "Creations for the climate" regarding environmental protection, creative activities and startup construction. The concept of Climathon 2018 will be presented during the lectures.

The first lecture will take place as part of the 3rd National Academic Conference OSA 2018 at the Cracow University of Technology. Details: OSA 2018

- 3 trainings "Creative Startup for climate", which will be divided into 4 parts: 1 part will deal with the techniques of building a strong and creative team, part 2 will discuss the realities and challenges related to startups, part 3 will show the opportunities and threats related to the development of entrepreneurship in the context of climate change as well as related to the development of the concept of corporate social responsibility. The last part is creating the initial concept of the team's operation, confronting participants' ideas with the knowledge of the speakers and focusing actions on the needs of climate protection.

The first training will take place on June 7, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm as part of the Małopolska Innovation Festival 2018, and will take place in the Student Zone of the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Piwnica Kołłątajowska UJ. The event will take place under the Małopolska 2018 Innovation Festival, more on the website: Małopolska Festiwal Innowacji 2018 . Registration form: Creative Startup for Climate

As part of Climathon, we anticipate the organization of remote work (so-called e-learning, which will consist of own work, on-line mentoring and webinars). 

The final of Climathon 2018 will take place on October 26-27, duration: 24 hours, place: Krakow.

You want to know who will be training while you go the events? :) 
Check out!

Joanna Mieszkowicz - founder and President of the Aeris Futuro Foundation, creator and coordinator of many projects, involved in two ways in two editions of Climathon Krakow. The creator of the first CO2 calculator in Poland to estimate the impact on the environment (so-called climatic trace) and compensate it through offset activities such as planting trees. Leader of the uprising and coordinator of the implementation of the Polish Green Event standard, which is implemented by meeting organizers in Poland. He conducts trainings, lectures, and makes appearances in the media. A master's degree in environmental protection, specializing in environmental management (University of Agriculture in Poznań, Ghent University in Belgium). In her free time, she travels, dances and sings most. 

Marcin Szary - an innovator with 15 years of experience in the field of new technologies, especially in the field of IT security, digital identity management and access control. A man who made a lot of mistakes, and thus accumulated a huge experience, which he now wants to share. In the course of his activity, Marcin advised many startups from the mobile, telecom and cyber security area. The originator and creator of the security system, recognized in the competition organized by Orange Polska as the most innovative solution. Finalist of the Visegrad Group competition (Silicon Valley V4 Tech Match), which resulted in the admission to the mini-accelerator in the Silicon Valley. He writes to the European cybersecurity magazine "European CyberSecurity Market". Previously, he provided services in the field of data security, virtualization, and system architecture for clients from the public and private sectors, such as Allegro Group, bank ING or Nasza-Klasa. He is currently developing the Secfense startup, which helps protect organizations against unauthorized access to data. 

The most interesting projects from previous editions:
- "City cha (lle) nge" - the project is a social campaign linked to the application - "activity calculator", giving people the opportunity to choose between different activities (eg. instead of elevator stairs - energy saving, better health) 
- "Alternative Public Space" - the project consists in reclaiming streets for public space 
- "Green Roofs 2.0" - a project aimed at increasing the city's green space and rainwater retention 

Who is doing it? 
Climate-KIC, the originator and patron of the event, is the largest partnership in Europe public-private for innovation and climate protection, made up of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. Climate-KIC is one of the three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth with education, entrepreneurship and innovation, which results in a combined, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into cost-effective products or services that help mitigate climate change. 

The Aeris Futuro Foundation is a nationwide non-governmental organization (non-profit) operating since 2006 based in Krakow. The motto defining the name: "Let's create a climate for the future". The Foundation's mission is to counteract global climate change, protect and increase biodiversity and landscape diversity, support the development of local communities and educate and program responsible business. We work to promote the idea of ​​sustainable development, which assumes socio-economic development with respect for natural resources. 


- companies interested in the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- people who want to create solutions for climate protection 
- scientists, specialists in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development 
- media wishing to provide promotion of events 
- volunteers who want to support organizational activities

Contact person: 

Joanna Mieszkowicz - phone: 693 589 391, e-mail: 

Wojciech Przywała - phone: 730 326 423, e-mail: 

Project implemented with the financial support of the Marshal's Office of the Lesser Poland Voivodship and Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow.
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