"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

JAN
FEB
1
27 February Application phase starts
MAR
2
March-May Helsinki Energy Challenge on tour
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See the list of events on www.energychallenge.hel.fi/events

3
31 March Webinar 1
APR
MAY
4
4 May Webinar 2
5
By 15 May 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 20 March: Q&A published by 3 April
Questions sent by 10 April: Q&A published by 24 April
Questions sent by 1 May: Q&A published by 15 May

 

6
31 May 16:00 EET Deadline for the Challenge applications
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Leave your application here: https://applychallenge.hel.fi/en/login

JUN
JUL
7
2 July Finalist teams invited to join the co-creation phase
8
3 July Orientation webinar for the finalist teams
AUG
9
17 August Orientation webinar for the finalist teams
SEP
10
2-4 September Boot camp in Helsinki for finalist teams
11
30 September Deadline for the final competition entries
OCT
12
October Winner(s) selected by the international jury
NOV
13
24 November Awards ceremony, Helsinki
DEC