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    Climathon Cairo to Kick off

    Date published: 25 October 2018
    Climathon Cairo will be held on October 26-27, in the Greek Campus. The Climathon, a two-day climate hackathon, takes place simultaneously in hundreds of cities around the world.

    Entrepreneurs, students, programmers and policymakers are encouraged to participate, form teams and solve the exciting challenge on solid waste at Climathon. Experts and coaches will be on-site offering their support. Teams will work on designing a solution throughout the two days. Climate solutions are to be evaluated by a judging panel, who will vote and award prizes to the most viable solutions.

    Climathon teams may combine technology with innovative business models to tap into “solid waste” or "circular economy".  The competition focuses on the four stages of waste management: collection, transportation, separation and recycling. The idea must be feasible and business model viable and able to attract funding).

    Winners will be publicized and given the opportunity to join the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (TIEC) Startup Accelerator, and Falak Startups Bootcamp in March 2019.

    launched by Climate-KIC— Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative— Climathon is a global movement, dedicated to solving city climate changes, engaging citizens on climate action—and providing cities with continued support on the unique challenges they face.

    Climate-KIC is supported by the EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union.  Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.

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