2020 Press Releases

February 13, 2020

Qlik Launches Global Datathon Challenge to Develop Data-Driven Solutions for Climate Crisis

Qlik announced the launch of its first global Datathon challenge, along with their partner C40 Cities, inviting the students around the world to use Qlik analytics and public data to build solutions to help solve some of the issues at their current climate crisis in multiple geographies.
Qlik’s Academic Program team will encounter multiple challenges throughout the spring, with students having the chance to find the real world solutions to the issues threatening the planet’s climate health and sustainability. All entries will be reviewed and judged by Qlik and C40 Cities.
“We’ve seen repeatedly in global demonstrations and the advocacy of Greta Thunberg how the global youth are rightly concerned and energized about the fate of the planet. What they need is a way to turn that passion into action and impact. We’ve seen the power of climate-focused data applications through partners like C40 Cities, and are thrilled to do our part in enabling the next generation to create real solutions to climate issues through data.” S
aid Julie Kae, Executive Director of Qlik.org.
Participants will be enabled with complimentary licenses of Qlik Sense Business and publicly available data sets to design and execute their projects. The challenges will focus on adaptation, air quality and climate resiliency for cities across all areas of the globe.
In addition to the opportunity to work towards real-world impactful solutions, participating students get the chance to enhance their standing within their university community and increase their data literacy and data skills, which will set them apart for future opportunities.