The Idea Village and Scale New Orleans are hosting a mini-challenge aimed at promoting local climate-tech innovation that addresses critical needs in the Greater New Orleans region.

During the event, teams will be formed and put to the test to ideate and prototype a solution to an environmental issue in just an hour. The issue topic will be released live the night of the event.

Attendance to Builders Backers Brews: Climate Tech Mini Challenge and Happy Hour is free! Join us for an exciting night of impactful problem solving, a surprise opportunity, followed by drinks and networking.

This event is intended for engineers, practitioners, and researchers with experience in energy, environmental, and climate-related industries — including experience in mechanical systems, offshore, coastal restoration and resiliency, AgTech, living resources, and industrial infrastructure.


Scale New Orleans
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd 2nd floor
New Orleans, LA 70130

Thursday, October 6, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


5:30 PM Doors Open

6:00 PM Program Kickoff

6:10 PM Climate Tech Challenge Presented

6:15 PM Subject Matter Expert Fireside Chat

6:40 PM Teams formed + Work begins

7:40 PM Closing Presentation

8:00 PM Happy Hour Drinks + Networking

9:00 PM Wrap-up

*Exact times are subject to change.