The Climathon Challenge

27 October 2016 iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

The Climathon Challenge will take place on the Innovation Birmingham Campus, in the new iCentrum building over 24 hours from 4pm on Thursday 27 October until 4pm on Friday 28 October, when teams will compete in a battle of the build to invent a business solution to improve public health through climate-related innovation.

They are looking for smart, creative, energetic, determined people willing to spend 24 hours inventing, designing and building a new business that would improve public health while also being good for the environment.  


4 – 5.30pm: The Rules of the Game

5.30 – 7.30pm: Geoff Ramm, creator and author of Celebrity Service, OMG Marketing and OMG Strikes Back

7.30 – 9pm: Ideation

9pm – 9.30pm: Mini-challenge

9.30 – 12am: Creation

12am: Midnight snack

12.30 – 1.30am: Mock pitches

1.30am – 6.30am: The Twilight

6.30am: Smoothie shots

7 – 9am: Hit the road market research

9am: Breakfast

9.30am – 1pm: Pitch coaching with Virgin Start-Up

1pm – 2pm: Lunch

2pm – 4pm: ‘Dragons' Den’ style pitch competition

Register here, then go to to see more on the challenge that has been set. You can also take a look at the other cities around the world to see what challenges they will be tackling.