Sciathon Rules

The goal of the Online Sciathon 2021 is to develop project ideas and solutions on the four given topics in 48 hrs – and to have fun and interact with the global Lindau Meetings’ community.

The topics are:

  • Emerging Threats and New Tools
  • Energy and Climate
  • Open Science
  • Unknown Frontiers in Physics

The core of the Sciathon is cooperative, inclusive, fair teamwork done in diverse, interdisciplinary groups and in line with the Lindau Guidelines and the Lindau Spirit.

The result of the 48-hour Sciathon will be documented in a final report (up to five pages) that the groups have to hand in prior to the closing ceremony (12 September, 17.00 hrs CEST).

Groups should also create a 2-minute video about the project, to be delivered until 13 September, 17.00 hrs CEST. The video and possibly the report will be released on the Sciathon website and, if applicable, through the Lindau Meetings’ online platforms.

A review panel for each topic, led by the scientific chair, will select the top project. The chairs of the review panels will determine the top three overall project results of the Sciathon 2021. Prizes will be awarded to the top three projects altogether and the best project in every category.