Climathon Bratislava

170 participants. 48 hours. 35 ideas.
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What is Climathon 

Climathon Bratislava is the most significant innovative event that brings together experienced mentors, experts from practice, technical or business leaders, and enthusiasts from all over Slovakia to address the climate change in our region. 

For three years now, Bratislava and its residents have been creating solutions that help our city become more resilient. 

Climathon Bratislava is a part of the global initiative Climathon, which involves more than 140 cities from 56 countries worldwide. It is powered by EIT Climate KIC, which supports implementing innovative green solutions within the EU. 

170 participants 

30 mentors 

Solutions to
3
current challenges
 

170 participants 

30 mentors 

Solutions to
3
current challenges
 

Our goal is better Bratislava

The vision of the City of Bratislava is to be a resilient and sustainable city that provides its residents with a pleasant place to live. As part of the Climathon challenge, the city is trying to improve the efficient functioning of the city´s infrastructure and create services that support the city´s climate resilience. Innovative solutions are based on live city data and valuable data from partners, which can only be accessed during the Climathon event. 

Our goal is better Bratislava

The vision of the City of Bratislava is to be a resilient and sustainable city that provides its residents with a pleasant place to live. As part of the Climathon challenge, the city is trying to improve the efficient functioning of the city´s infrastructure and create services that support the city´s climate resilience. Innovative solutions are based on live city data and valuable data from partners, which can only be accessed during the Climathon event. 

For Bratislava to be a strong and sustainable city for living, it must make strategic decisions based on data, but in order to do so, it needs the help of its residents as well.” 

Petra Dzurovčinová,

Commissioner for Innovations of the City of Bratislava 

For Bratislava to be a strong and sustainable city for living, it must make strategic decisions based on data, but in order to do so, it needs the help of its residents as well.” 

Petra Dzurovčinová,

Commissioner for Innovations of the City of Bratislava 

Climathon Bratislava

Theme  

The challenge of the second year of Climathon 2021 was to find solutions that would make the City of Bratislava more resilient to climate change.  

Participants could focus on various areas such as prediction and visualization of climate stressors (heat islands, floods, etc.), more efficient planning of renewable resources, or optimization of waste management, public transport, and electromobility.   

Participants and teams 

In the second year, 120 participants joined the challenge, of which 50 joined online, and 70 were present in the modern coworking spaces of HubHub. During the weekend, the teams worked on valuable and innovative solutions, and together they brought 15 projects, of which the jury chose the best three. When creating solutions, the teams had actual data available from the City of Bratislava, Swiss Re, and the companies Solargis, Meteomatics, ZSE, and the city´s company OLO. 

Mentors 

Experienced mentors guided the participating teams from various fields such as energetics, transportation, technology, and the environment. This year, more than 25 mentors were present, and together with the participants, they created ideas that the teams turned into functional solutions 

City of Bratislava: Ivana Maleš, Eva Streberová, Petra Dzurovnčinová, Martin Vavrek

Swiss Re: Uwe Nagel, Lukáš Csóka, Jakub Ševcech 

ZSE: Marek Tomeš, Miroslav Bištuť, Rastislav Žembery, 

Other mentors: Guido Oswald, Pavol Magic, Vladimír Klimant, Marek Lavčák, Michal Laco, Martin Veselý, Kai Pham a ďalší  

Winning solutions 

The winning team KANthon created a solution in the form of a comparator, thanks to which it is possible to evaluate the length of the journey by car compared to public transport between different places in Bratislava. Thanks to the data in the comparator, it is possible to find out which routes are worth taking by public transport and which by car.  

Second place went to Ecothusiast, which created a tool capable of identifying the presence of heat islands in different parts of the city based on several factors. The benefit for the city is detecting temperature changes after planting greenery on specific streets.  

Third place was awarded to the UnderBranc, who came up with the idea that makes waste collection more efficient. The mobile app allows residents to notify when the trash can is full easily.   

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Themes 

During the first year of the Climathon, the City of Bratislava defined two challenges that the participants had 48 hours to deal with.  

1. How to motivate citizens and involve them in transforming Bratislava into a resistant city to climate change? 

2. How to increase the use of urban transport and ecological transport alternatives in the city?

    Participants and teams 

    In the first year, 150 participants from 8 countries participated in the search for solutions, who were divided into teams of 3-7 participants. During this weekend, the participants came up with 25 resulting projects, the best of which were piloted and tested in the city.  

    Mentors 

    While working on technological solutions, the teams had at their disposal 26 experienced mentors from various fields, including data analytics, transportation, the energetics sector, and climatology. Thanks to their expertise and experience in the area, they were able to help the participants create feasible and viable projects. 

    City of Bratislava: Headliner: Eduar Donauer, Milota Sidorová, Pavol Škápik, Tomáš Peciar, Petra Dzurovčinová

    Swiss Re: Headliner: Lukáš Csóka, Uwe Nagel, Alicia Montoya, Jakub Ševcech 

    Other mentors: Vladimír Klimant, Matej Gálik, Adrián Gubčo, Pavol Magic, Pavol Vančo, Andrej Garaj, Kristína Korčeková, Marcel Klimo, Ján Búza, Heliodor Macko 

    Winning solutions 

    Holandská spojka is the winning idea that offers cities and residents data on overheating individual city locations. Along with this solution, the Holandská spojka provides specific ways that the municipality can prevent overheating (expansion of greenery). In the application, it is possible to see what effects the recommendations will have on the temperature in the given location. 

    The winning project of the student category – Swiss Re Students, came up with the idea that thanks to machine learning help to predict city traffic delays and increases the reliability of the arrival of public transport vehicles on time. By using data on the hold of connections from previous months, the system can reduce this time in peak traffic by up to 47%. This service should be integrated into the standard mobile application of the transport company. 

    Other award-winning solutions: 

    Main Category  

    Clima-x is a crowdfunding platform where you can round up the amount for your purchase and use it to support green city projects.  

    Student category  

    The City Intelligence Lab team’s project offers an idea in the form of an app for cyclists and pedestrians that can calculate their route to avoid possible rain. This idea has great potential in Bratislava because it rains almost 30% of the days a year.  

    Geo-Idea Special Prize  

    It acquired the GOOD solution offering an analytics website that integrates and evaluates data from green urban areas and models their impact on air pollution. It can help the Magistrate of the capital city make better decisions. 

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    Climathon Bratislava 2022

    SAVE THE DATE: 21.-23.10.2022
    HubHub Twin City C

    What is happening after Climathon Bratislava? 

    Winning project

    Creating pilot versions and testing 

    Incorporation of comments

    Creating services and its implementation 

    Join us this year 

    Register for the City Climathon 2022 and help make Bratislava a better place to live. 

    Join us this year 

    Register for the City Climathon 2022 and help make Bratislava a better place to live. 

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    FAQs 

    What is Climathon Bratislava 2022?

    Climathon Bratislava is the largest innovation event that brings together hackers, mentors, city exerts, data scientists and business leaders from Slovakia. 

    Climathon Bratislava is part of global initiative that connects 140 cities from 56 countries around the globe. Climathon is powered by Climate KIC, that supports the implementation of green solutions within European Union. 

    Who can register?

    Participants of all academic and professional backgrounds are welcome. Project managers, IT specialists, data scientists, marketing experts, entrepreneurs, innovators, and students who are interested in technology and the green environment. 

    We highly recommend you to form a team (4-5 people) prior to the hackathon. Each team member needs to register separately, under the same team name. It is advised to have a diverse team.  

    What if I don’t have a team?

    You can still register as a solo hacker and we will try our best to match you with other solo hackers who are looking for a team. 

    Where is the venue?

    Climathon Bratislava will take place in Hub Hub Twin City C 

    Address: Mlynské nivy 16, 811 09 Bratislava 

    Where can I find a schedule?

    Detailed schedule will be published on this website soon. 

    What are the prizes for Hack Health 2022?

    Money prize by place and prize-package from partners. 

    What happens after Hackathon?

    After Climathon, the winning teams will have an opportunity to co-develop and implement the solutions with the cooperation of the city of Bratislava. 

    Where will I sleep?

    Accommodation is not provided for participants. However, our venue (HubHub) is located near the city center, so we advise you to find accommodation in the neighborhood. 

    What should I bring?

    You will need a laptop for your hacking. If you wish to bring any additional hardware (monitor, etc) you are more than welcome. Food will be provided on the premises (3 meals per day, drinks and snacks). Should you have any questions about what to bring, do not hesitate to contact us. 

    Does this cost money?

    Thanks to our partners, hackathon is free of charge for registered participants.