Open Innovation Call in Copenhagen targeting Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect

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The City of Copenhagen, Denmark, is looking for new and innovative ideas, technologies, and approaches to reduce the negative impacts of urban air pollution and the heat island effect. The proposed solutions can approach the challenge from a mitigation perspective (reduce ambient air pollution or temperatures) or from an adaptation perspective (to help the citizens of Copenhagen to cope with the negative effects of air pollution or heat), or both. The goal of the challenge is to identify and pilot the most promising solution within the City in the hopes that it can improve upon the current state of air quality and/or urban heat. The solution, if piloted, will need to be measurable in its effectiveness to do so.
Participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas, products, services or visions of Copenhagen to an evaluation panel from municipality agencies and other sustainability and resiliency thought leaders. The finalists will join the finale during the C40 World Mayors' Summit. More information is elaborated in the competition manual.
The written report of the Q&As from the webinar can be found here
For more information please contact EIT Climate-KIC

Important competition dates:

  • September 9, 2019: Informational Webinar
  • September 23, 2019: Deadline for Submission
  • October 1, 2019: Finalists Announced
  • October 11, 2019: Final Pitch and Winner Announcement

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