IPN - Instituto Pedro Nunes - Looking for citizens and researchers to develop solutions to climate challenges

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Looking for citizens and researchers to develop solutions to climate challenges
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Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) and the Intermunicipal Community (CIM) of the Coimbra Region invite Portuguese citizens and researchers to participate in the first virtual hackathon “EU Sparks for Climate”, to be held from 12 to 15 June. The objective is to develop innovative, technological and social solutions to combat climate change.

Registration is now open at https://eusparks.eu/ and more information can be obtained via email geral@cim-regiaodecoimbra.pt.

From May to June 2024, 22 virtual local hackathons will be held, taking place in 22 countries of the European Union and its associated countries, open to the participation of citizens and researchers from all member states of the European Union.

Interested citizens must present a climate challenge that they consider relevant to their community, city or region, while researchers are invited to contribute their experience to collaborate in the development of solutions.

The winning teams from all local hackathons will receive training and guidance, through a program specifically designed to continue developing their ideas, to compete in a final European hackathon, taking place in autumn 2024.

Each of the three winning teams will receive a monetary prize of €5,000, personalized mentoring, support for a crowdfunding campaign, access to the angel investor network and support to expand their solution.

EU Sparks for Climate is an initiative supported by the European Commission and implemented by Barrabés.biz, in collaboration with Energy Cities, the European Association of Development Agencies, the European Citizen Science Association and Eurocrowd, with CIM-RC and IPN were selected to host the hackathon in Portugal.

Aligned with the European knowledge valorization policy and the European Missions, in particular the Mission for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities and the Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change, the objective of this initiative is to facilitate a competition to value knowledge and collaborative creation of technological and socially innovative solutions to face climate challenges. 


15 of May of 2024