Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the air pollution through technology. The idea is to get start-ups from all over the world to compete for $25,000 in cash and $75,000 as a contract to implement their idea in Krakow, in order to find the best solutions to solve the problem of smog. Over 92% of the world’s population inhales unhealthy air and over seven million people worldwide die prematurely every year because of smog.
During that hackathon, diverse teams of scientists, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, sociologists, marketers, as well as other students and professionals, worked to create specific, practical and implementable solutions to fight air pollution. Ideas developed by the teams were judged by a jury and presented to the authorities of the city. 250 participants and mentors created 13 teams that proposed 44 ideas and worked on 11 projects. Eight finalists were nominated to pitch their projects and five of them took awards home.
- Smogathon is a global competition for innovations in the battle against smog. Application process is divided into 5 short sections: TEAM, PROJECT, IMPLEMENTATION, PROOF OF CONCEPT and LEGAL INFORMATION.
Awards:- In addition to being awarded the prestigious title of Smogathon 2017 Winner, the best project – selected by our panel of experts and the honourable jury – will receive a prize of $25 000 in cash for project development and a contract worth $75 000 for implementation of the project in Krakow.