Ask Lab and Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) will hold a startup contest, “Coding for Climate Change” on August 31st and Septermber 1st in Shanghai.

This is a first for China, having entrepreneurs co-create with government sponsored researchers. Researchers not only have contributed their time, but also a wealth of datasets, making it open to the public and Aks Lab’s creative community to play with and use in their apps, websites or any other solutions.

The event puts 100,000RMB of seed funding per team up for grabs and invites ANYONE,  hackers, programmers, artists, business people, marketers, designers, or even students, in the public to generate ideas that uses technology to either raise awareness or to create tools to prevent future climate change impact.

A panel of judges including officials from the British Embassy, as well as investors focused on social-entrepreneurship will decide the winning startups of the 100,000rmb seed-funding.

Time 9.30 – 18.00, August 31st – September 1st, 2013

Address People Square Lighthouse, 700 Changping Rd, JingAn, Shanghai (near Changde Rd)


August 31 –   Morning pitch session. Teams will then be formed to flush out their ideas and get customer validation of their products.

September 1st –  Final pitch on the evening.

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at

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