From Hero to Net-Zero: Decarbonising The Cities Hackathon 2022 Has Opened Registration

The hackathon is a hybrid 3-days long event that will take place on 11 – 13 March, 2022. You can either join online via Hopin or in a physical location in Tampere at Platform6 startup house. It is completely free and open to anyone from around the world. This event is part of the Smart City Week 2022 and is organised by Tampere Talent Ambassadors in cooperation with International House Tampere, Tampere Ambassadors, Nokia Networks, Microsoft and Platform6 Startup House.

Come together. Make history. Help mitigate the worst effects of global warming with YOUR solution! 

The winning team will receive a monetary prize from Nokia and Microsoft at the official award gala on February, 1st 2022. The prize will be awarded during the Smart City Week main programme at Nokia Arena. 

If you want to turn your solution into a business, you will be able to get help and support to do that – Platform6 and International House Tampere will provide you with all the necessary tips. Thus, you can keep working on your idea even after the hackathon is over. Registration has officially started.

Get your free tickets now via Hopin HERE

About The Challenge: Why Net-Zero?

According to the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement, there are only 29 years remaining to reach global net-zero emissions. More than half of the world’s population currently live in cities, and by the middle of the century, 68% of all humans on the planet will live in urban areas. Yet already cities are responsible for 60% of our greenhouse gas emissions. As urban populations swell, so will their impact on the climate.

In the past 100 years, human civilization has done few things consistently year on year. But one thing that we have done very well is to consistently increase our emissions. Today, we must urgently stop AND reverse that trend. We have to start reducing emissions this year and every year until 2050 to achieve net zero, and to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

Programme & speakers will be announced shortly. If you have any questions, drop us a line: ambassadors.tampere@gmail.com

The events is organised by the following group of Tampere Talent Ambassadors:

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has participated in the financing of the project. The project contributes to the goals of the national Talent Boost programme.

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