Climathon Canberra: How can we make Canberra the EV capital of Australia?

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Do you want to see more electric vehicles in Canberra? Are you interested in setting up a business or social enterprise to make that happen? Then join us at Climathon Canberra!

About Climathon

Climathon is a global, 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Participants gather for 24 hours to engage in a climate-related problem-solving workshop. Citizens around the world take direct climate action in their own cities by coming up with innovative solutions to local climate change problems.

The Canberra Climathon Challenge: How can we make Canberra the electric vehicle capital of Australia?

Canberra is in the perfect position to lead the nation in electric vehicle uptake. It has a robust electricity network, a population of progressive people willing to embrace change, and a compact city so range anxiety shouldn't be a problem. (Not convinced yet? Read this article.)

Come along to Climathon Canberra and come up with business ideas for moving Canberra towards this destination!

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Where: The Level, Level 1, Endeavour House, 1 Franklin St, Griffith ACT 2603

When: Friday 27th October, 5:30pm - Saturday 28th October, 7:30pm AEDT

Who: Students, Entrepreneurs, Designers, Engineers, Hackers, Business Professionals, and anyone else interested in setting up a business or social enterprise to drive electric vehicle uptake in Canberra. Both individuals and existing teams are encouraged to register.

Cost: Free and all meals provided!

Why participate?

  • Come up with the next big idea for increasing electric vehicle uptake and tackling climate change

  • Meet like-minded people

  • Win prizes (to be announced soon)

  • Have fun!


Friday 27th October

  • 5:30pm: Arrive, have something to drink and eat, and start to get to know your fellow participants

  • 6:00pm: Presentations to provide inspiration, resources and information on what the next 24 hours will entail

  • 7:00pm: Dinner (if you already have a team you can get working or go home at this point)

  • 7:30pm: For individuals and teams who want more members: 1-minute talks to say who you are and what you're looking for in a team member

  • 8:00pm: Finalise teams and register on DevPost

  • 8:30pm: Go home and rest (or work if you really want to)

Saturday 28th October

  • 8:00am: Doors open and breakfast served

  • Work in your teams, mentors will come around and provide assistance if you want it

  • 12:30pm: Lunch served

  • 3:45pm: Submissions due on DevPost

  • 4:00pm: 5-minute presentation by each team followed by questions from the judges

  • 5:00pm: Quick break while the judges deliberate

  • 5:15pm: Winners announced!

  • 5:30pm: Drinks to celebrate all you've achieved in 24 hours

  • 7:00pm: Doors close

Frequently asks questions (FAQs)

How many people are allowed in a team?

Teams must contain 2, 3 or 4 people. Teams with 5 or more people in them must break into two or more smaller teams. Individuals can't compete but we will help you find at least one other person to form a team with (see below).

I already have teammates, can I just participate with them?

Yes! As long as you have at least one other person on your team (and your team doesn't have more than four people in it) you can skip the networking part of the event and get straight to work.

I don't know anyone else attending, how will I form a team?

We have your back! The night will start off with a couple casual opportunities to get to know other people (drinks and dinner). We'll then go around the room and ask everyone who needs one or more additional team members to say who they are and what they're looking for in a teammate. You will then have an opportunity to talk to the people who you think you're a good match with. We'll make sure that by the end of the night everyone has a team they can participate with.

About the organisers


EnergyLab is Australia’s leading platform for launching new energy businesses. Our integrated approach draws on the community of clean energy entrepreneurs and offers a range of ways to engage and leverage their ideas, technologies and resources.

Climate-KIC Europe

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. Their aim is to drive innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors

Climate-KIC Australia

Climate-KIC Australia is an independent organisation that was established with Climate-KIC Europe's support to bring their proven model to Australia. Climate-KIC Australia is creating a community of researchers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, governments, and communities to implement systemic, innovative and demand-led climate change solutions. They work to harness the opportunities and address the challenges of climate change by connecting key players across the whole innovation pathway.

The Level

The Level_ at Endeavour House is a social impact investment owned by the Ethical Property Commercial Fund and managed by Ethical Property Australia in accordance with triple bottom line principles. Private and shared spaces. Bookable meeting rooms. Quiet zones, natural light and breakout areas to keep you focused on solving the issues that matter.

Volunteers needed!

If you don't want to participate but are interested in helping out (either in the lead up to the event, or on the day), please email James Tilbury at

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