"Climate change is a global crisis that will not be solved through quick fixes. With the Helsinki Energy Challenge we are seeking new innovative solutions, even if it would mean significant changes to our existing system. We invite innovators from all around the world to use Helsinki as a testbed for truly sustainable solutions for urban heating. Taking this next step might lead to a revolutionary breakthrough in our fight for a more sustainable city life."

– Mayor of Helsinki, Mr. Jan Vapaavuori

 

Tomorrow’s sustainable cities begin in Helsinki today. 

Apply now: applychallenge.hel.fi

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Competition timeline

2020
JAN
FEB
27 February Application phase starts
MAR
April–September Helsinki Energy Challenge webinars and other events
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The list will be updated regularly: https://energychallenge.hel.fi/events-and-webinars

APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
By 14 September All clarifying questions and answers are published on the Challenge website
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During the application phase, questions can be posed to the organiser for further clarification. All questions should be sent via the form available on Q&A section.

Questions and answers will be published on the website by the following dates:

Questions sent by 22 June: Q&A published by 3 July
Questions sent by 7 August: Q&A published by 21 August
Questions sent by 31 August: Q&A published by 14 September

 

30 September 16:00 EET Deadline for the Challenge applications
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Leave your application here: https://applychallenge.hel.fi/en/login

OCT
NOV
By 6 November Finalist teams invited to join the co-creation phase
11 November Orientation webinar for the finalist teams
DEC
9–11 December Boot camp in Helsinki for finalist teams
2021
JAN
22 January 2021 Deadline for the final competition entries
FEB
February 2021 Winner(s) selected by the international jury
MAR
March 2021 Awards ceremony, Helsinki