Our planet is facing a climate crisis. Join Qlik and C40 Cities to help solve it!

Qlik and C40 Cities have launched a Datathon, a series of challenges to help solve some of the issues at the heart of our current climate crisis. We are inviting our Qlik Academic Program students across the globe to develop data and analytic solutions for a climate resilient earth to support healthy ecosystems in multiple geographies.


Who: Qlik Academic Program students – individuals or teams of no more than two students. If you are not a current member of the Qlik Academic program, please register here (please note to enjoy the full Datathon experience all participants must be part of the Qlik Academic Program). Professors are welcome to mentor or champion a team but are not eligible to participate.

What: There are four challenges, all related to a global set of cities, plus an additional “choose your own challenge” option. All entries will be reviewed and judged by Qlik, C40 Cities and other experts from climate organizations. A winner will be selected for each challenge. Challenge winners will be announced in May and presented during the QlikWorld virtual event with an overall winner announced after QlikWorld! Important links:

  • Toolkit (provides a downloadable kit with details about each challenge, submission instructions, presentation template)
  • Datathon Discussion Group (sign in with your Qlik Account to post comments and questions about the Datathon and challenges, receive additional information, and more)


  • February 7: Registration opens and datathon begins
  • May 1: Submissions are due*
  • May 8: Challenge winners announced
  • June: Overall winner announced after QlikWorld virtual event

Where: Individuals or teams of no more than two students can participate anywhere from around the world!


  • Solve the challenges leveraging your skills
  • Build support for your university, computer science or data analytics clubs
  • Participate in conversations and gain exposure to climate expert organizations
  • Network with Qlik employees, customers and partners
  • Add credibility to your resume with a Qlik Datathon win
  • Earn an opportunity to present your solution during the QlikWorld virtual event. Each Challenge winning team member will receive an electronic gift card in the amount of US$500.00!
  • Each Challenge winning team will have the chance to compete for the prize of overall Datathon winner. Each member of the overall Datathon winning team will be awarded an additional US$500.00 electronic gift card!
  • Win cool Qlik swag just for participating!

How: Start by filling out the registration form on this page and accepting the Datathon terms and conditions (please note: if you have a team of two, BOTH team members must register separately – be sure and use the same “Team Name” on both registration forms). Please note that the terms and conditions have been updated due to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and these updated terms apply to all participants.

*Note that submission date has been extended to May 1.

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About Qlik Academic Program

Creating a data-literate world, one student at a time

The Qlik Academic Program meets personal and professional needs, giving students and professors must-have resources to succeed. Both take advantage of the most up-to-date data analytics curriculum, education, training, and platform. The program extends to qualified university professors, students, and researchers interested in discovery and generating insights using free Qlik software and resources to become the next generation of experts leading with data.

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