Lindau Online Sciathon 2021: 10–12 September 2021

The second Online Sciathon organised by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will take place in the fall of 2021. We’re inviting our Lindau Alumni, young scientist and young economist community to work together for 48 hours on projects in six scientific topics that are based on the discussions we had with our community during the interdisciplinary 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (26 June–2 July 2021). 

We will release more details on the timeline and the 2021 rules soon. Lindau Alumni can now pitch their project ideas for one of the six topics below via the Lindau Alumni Network.

Online Sciathon Topics

The main topics are based on the panel discussions of the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Building on the conversations at #LINO70, we’re looking to our interdisciplinary community to develop further projects to address the big questions in the future of science.
A screen in Inselhalle Lindau with participants of the Dark and Black panel discussion.

Emerging Health

New Approaches to Future Global Health Issues Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic.

New Frontiers in Medical Treatment

CRISPR, Gene Editing and Further Advances for the Next Generation of Medicine

Energy and Climate

New Ideas for Greener Energy and More Sustainable Industries

Unknown Frontiers in Physics

From Astrophysics to High Energy Physics and Particle Physics

Artificial Intelligence as a Tool in Science


Responsible and Sustainable Ways to Use AI and Machine Learning in Science

How Can Open Science Improve the Public’s Trust in Science?

Using Open Science and the Lindau Guidelines to Increase Public Trust

Lindau Alumni Community

Lindau Alumni, young scientists and young economists can actively participate in the Online Sciathon, 10–12 September 2021. After the Sciathon topics are announced, we will welcome their project pitch ideas. 

Media and Interested Public 

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Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Once every year, around 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange between scientists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. Find out more on