Climackathon : participating in sustainable development from its campus

12 to 13 Mar. 2021
Changed on 09/03/2021
The University of Bordeaux is launching its first edition of the Climackathon, an event that invites each of us to mobilise for the planet. Organised on March 12th and 13th, this initiative proposes to think, learn and above all act to better communicate on climate change and change awareness on the Bordeaux campus.
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The impact of current lifestyles on climate change has been an issue that has been raised more and more in recent years. Whether it’s individual or collective, the commitment around climate change is mobilising more and more citizens. More generally, it’s an issue that occupies an essential place in our society: awareness-raising actions on the subject are multiplying and our campus, where an ecological transition dynamic has recently been initiated, is no exception. 

Climackathon is a creative workshop that draws on knowledge from social psychology, marketing and neuroscience to imagine innovative solutions. By bringing together participants from different disciplines, the aim is to respond to this challenge by creating and imagining solutions that serve the environment, using Design Thinking methods. The solutions can take all possible forms: a service, an application, a website, a prototype, a tool...

Practical information

How ?

  • Day 1 - Scientific insights by Frédéric Alexandre and Nicolas Rougier (MNEMOSYNE project-team, Inria/IMN) on what works and what doesn't, as well as the biological or social explanations for our behaviours.

  • Day 2 - Workshops in small groups to apply these methods to different topics: mobility, production and consumption and eco-gestures of daily life.


For who ?

All campus communities are invited to participate, especially those interested in communication and engagement issues. Just be curious! No prior knowledge is necessary, but consulting a few resources can be an advantage.

PLEASE NOTE: As the number of places is limited, a selection can be made for a better representation of participants.


When ?

  • Friday March 5th 2021 at 2 pm or Wednesday March 10th 2021 at 5 pm - Information sessions open to all
  • Wednesday March 10th 2021 at 23:59 - Deadline for registration
  • Friday March 12th 2021 - from 1.30 pm (reception) to 6 pm (with breaks) - Ideation and Design
  • Saturday March 13th 2021 - from 10 am to 1 pm - Prototyping and presentation of solutions


Register for the first edition of the Climackathon in Bordeaux ! Registration is possible until March 10th with a limited number of places.