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1-9 Buckingham St

Surry Hills, NSW 2010


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The 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 Sydney Climathon Challenge

Sydney: Are we EV Ready?

How to get micro-communities to adopt electric vehicle use?

The aim of Climathon Sydney is to explore how we can increase the uptake of electric vehicles in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Our focus is on the Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and we will be conducting it in partnership with Waverly Council, Woollahra Municipal Council and Randwick City Council.

We will be working around the following key questions:

  • What incentives can be provided by the local governments to encourage electric vehicle uptake?

  • What is the best solution to rolling out a charging infrastructure?

  • What commercial opportunities can be explored and captured?

Key Information

Where: AEONA, 1-9 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, NSW

When: Saturday 29th October, 10:00 am - Sunday 30th October, 1:00 pm AEDT

Who: Students, Entrepreneurs, Designers, Engineers, Hackers, Business Professionals, and all those who want to be a part of climate solutions in Sydney.

Cost: Free and all meals provided!

Can register as an individual OR as a team.

Prizes for the top 3 teams:

  • 1st Prize: 3 months Incubation at EnergyLab Incubator & Accelerator Sydney

  • 2nd Prize: 2 hour meeting with Marque Lawyers regarding IP & Company Registration

  • 3rd Prize: 6 months subscription of GoGet

Why participate?

  • Opportunity to participate in an event focused on being a part of local climate solutions

  • Develop skills to improve prioritisation and public speaking, and explore new tools/methodologies

  • To network with local leaders from academia, business, and public authorities

  • Meeting other like-minded people and be a part of a global Climathon community focused on climate action


Saturday 29th October, 2016

  • 10:00 am - Climathon Starts

  • 10:30 am - Welcome Session

  • 11:00 am - Government & Industry Workshops

  • 12:00 pm - Team Formation

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 2:00 pm - Ideation

  • 3:30 pm - 1 Minute Pitches

  • 4:00 pm - Group Work

  • 7:00 pm - Dinner

  • 8:30 pm - Group Work

Sunday 30th October 2016

  • 12:00 am - Quiet Work/Rest Time (Can go home to sleep)

  • 7:00 am - Breakfast

  • 8:00 am - Pitch Development and Practice

  • 10:00 am - 5 Minute Live Pitches

  • 12:00 pm - Prizes & Wrap-up

Climathon Sydney is hosted in collaboration between EnergyLab and Climate-KIC

About EnergyLab

EnergyLab is Australia’s leading incubator and accelerator of new cleantech and sustainable business and technological initiatives. Our integrated approach draws on the community of cleantech entrepreneurs and offers arrange of ways to engage and leverage their ideas, technologies and resources.

About Climate-KIC

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

Last year’s Climathon saw 19 cities around the world take part in the first-ever Climathon challenge in June 2015, check out this story by the Guardian. The Climathon engaged more than 2.6 million people worldwide to take climate action. Visit for an overview of partner organisations and the climate change challenges per city. Follow the Climathon on social media via the #Climathon hashtag, and the Climate KIC channels at and

Our Sponsors & Partners

Climathon Sydney cannot happen without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. We would like to acknowledge and thank them for their support in making it happen. They include: Future Super, WWF Australia, Suncorp Bank, Origin Energy, Aeona Coworking Space, Marque Lawyers, PwC, Waverley Council, Woollahra Municipal Council, Randwick City Council, and UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures.

For any queries, please contact: Usman Iftikhar -

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