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New workspaces now open!


New workspaces open!

The spring 2016 contests are now closed, and Semi-Finalists will be announced soon. In the meantime, the Climate CoLab recently launched a set of workspaces around key areas of the climate change problem, where members are invited to submit proposals between the main contest periods.

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What are workspaces?

Workspaces are an area where members can work on proposals and find collaborators before new contests open. While they do not include an evaluation period, workspaces are an opportunity to further develop your work, and find other people to work with, or other ideas to combine with your own. Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 4.58.12 PM

How can I use workspaces?

Craft new ideas or rework past proposals!

Workspaces enable members to continue to envision innovative ideas for climate change even when major contest cycles are closed. This gives members the opportunity to spend time crafting and perfecting their ideas, and finding others to work with. Members are also encouraged to move proposals from past contests, and rework their ideas to include any feedback previously received.


Members can also use the workspaces to recruit collaborators, share their work, and engage support from other members and the global community. We encourage the Climate CoLab community to comment on proposals in the workspaces, and work together to create comprehensive ideas.

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What happens next?

After new contests are launched on the Climate CoLab, workspaces will be closed, and the Climate CoLab team will move workspace proposals to the relevant contests. Proposals will be moved to the official contest after launch by the Climate CoLab Team. Contributors will be notified when this happens, so they can review the official contest description, prizes, timelines and guidelines. Proposal Authors will also have the opportunity to continue to edit their proposals in the official contest until the relevant contest deadline.

Happy collaborating!