In a significant move towards addressing one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, the LSEG Foundation has announced its sponsorship of the Climate Tech Hackathon. This innovative initiative aims to mobilize the creative prowess of Sri Lankan university students to develop cutting-edge solutions to combat plastic pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The hackathon, set to unfold across two dynamic days, represents a collaborative effort to empower the next generation of leaders and innovators in the fight against environmental degradation. With the participation of 10 universities and the engagement of over 1000 students, the stage is set for a convergence of talent and expertise.

“At the heart of the Climate Tech Hackathon is the belief that innovative thinking and technological solutions can play a pivotal role in addressing the challenges posed by climate change,” remarked Nishshanka de silva, Founder Climate Zero Foundation. “We are proud to support this initiative, which not only fosters innovation but also empowers young minds to become agents of positive change in their communities.”

The hackathon’s objective is clear: to catalyze the development of practical, technology-driven solutions to combat plastic pollution and advance climate resilience. Through a series of intensive training sessions, workshops, and hands-on activities, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to conceptualize, develop, and implement impactful innovations.
One of the distinguishing features of the Climate Tech Hackathon is its emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration. Drawing upon the expertise of professionals from various fields including technology, finance, marketing, and environmental science, participants will benefit from a holistic approach to problem-solving.

As the global community grapples with the urgent need to address climate change, initiatives like the Climate Tech Hackathon: ZeroPlastic Movement offer a beacon of hope. By harnessing the collective ingenuity and passion of young innovators, we can pave the way towards a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.