Workshop for the Formation of the GloCha Center Klagenfurt – Ljubljana – Dubai & INTERREG AT-SI Project Preparation

Research, Digital Innovation, Culture and Gamification for a better world

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Austria, 19th of January 2023, 9.00 – 20.00h CET (virtual participation possible during workshop part of the program 10 AM – 1 PM)

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The Klagenfurt based, UN accredited, international association IAAI (director: Miroslav Polzer) is planning to set up with partners in Austria, Slovenia and UAE a GloCha competence center on digital innovation and climate action empowerment in the context of its global challenges action empowerment ecosystem GloCha (link to draft concept note).

The center shall

  • bring together research, technology development and educational competences in the field of emerging technologies (with a focus on Web 3.0 & blockchain technology) of the Alps-Adriatic region and beyond (starting with the membership of the Climate Chain Coalition)
  • serve as a meeting place for youth from around the world working on knowledge-based solutions to global challenges in the context of United Nations programs and global goals/SDGs, and
  • deliver digital solutions and services for energy transition, (micro) climate entrepreneurship and climate action gamification based on innovative multi-factor carbon credits schemes
  • support local and subnational authorities in the implementation of their decarbonization goals (like e.g. the city of Klagenfurt as well as other EU Mission Cities and the state of Carinthia)
  • support on a global level non-state actors (especially citizens/youth) climate action empowerment in the context of the EU Climate Pact and the UNFCCC Action for Climate Empowerment programme

Goals of the workshop

Agenda overview:

09.00 – 09.00 – Press conference

10.00 – 13.00 – Workshop

13.30 – 15.00 – Lunch (Villa Lido restaurant at Lake Wörthersee)

15.30 – 16.00 – Site visit I: potential location(s) of the center

16.00 – 16.30 – Site visit II Lakeside STI Park with Educational lab

18.00 – 20.00 – GloCha reception 2023 & Presentation of the DigitalArt4Climate exhibit

Agenda – Detailed plan:

10.00                    Workshop – The GloCha Research, technology development & Culture Center on Digital Innovation and Climate Action Empowerment, Klagenfurt (programs, partnerships, organization, funding and outreach)

10.00 – 10.05      Welcome by Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha & Tom Baumann, Climate Chain Coalition (pre-recorded video) (2-3 min each)

10.05 – 10.15      Tour de table – brief personal introduction of workshop participants

10.15 – 10.30      Presentation dr. Wolfgang Hafner, City of Klagenfurt, The Climate action strategy of the City of Klagenfurt in the context of the EU Mission Cities programme + info about Innovation system in Carinthia (esp. Lakeside STI Park Klagenfurt) (10 min)

10.30 – 11.00      Presentation of initial ideas and programs for the “GloCha RTDI & Culture Center for Digital Innovation and Climate Action Empowerment Klagenfurt – Ljubljana – Dubai” (see Annex below) – 30 min

11.00 – 11.30      Project proposal preparation for an EU INTERREG Austria-Slovenia project “With Digital Innovation and Culture towards Climate neutral cities and citizens

11.30 – 12.00      Funding options and taxation aspects

  • public funding programs in Austria (COMET projects) & EU (Horizon, INTERREG, European Research Infrastructures, ..)
  • Tokenization (GloCha Tech GesmbH) in addition to investment of public authorities, foundations and other institutional public good focused organizations, individuals can become fractional (micro share) co-owners by buying “Building stones” of the center
  • DigitalArt4Climate NFTs sales (
  • Citizens Climate Action NFTs Certification DAO ICO
  • Future Carbon/SDGs credits sales based on citizen/youth climate action enabled with GloCha programs
  • DigitalArt4Climate/voluntary Carbon footprint compensation Cryptostamps
  • blockchain based sustainability linked bonds,
  • tax deductible donations

12.00 – 12.30      GloCha Center Consortium formation with a particular focus on the City of Klagenfurt, Slovenia (with its EXPO City Dubai pavilion, MetaCOP & IRCAI) and UAE (DWTC/GITEX,  WGEO, SUSTEX, Haqq Association)

12.30 – 13.00      Event timeline for 2023:


Dr. Miroslav Polzer, executive director IAAI, CEO GloCha Tech gesmbH,,  tel: +436644203648,, 

Annex 1:  Initial ideas and programs for the “GloCha RTDI & Culture Center for Digital Innovation and Climate Action Empowerment Klagenfurt – Ljubljana – Dubai”

  • identification, analysis and promotion of digital innovation solutions for climate action empowerment (focus on Web3.0/Blockchain) (GloCha product 1: Digital Innovation pavilion at COPs) and MetaCOP – COP in the metaverse
    • citizen / youth focused climate action certification (based on above mentioned tools: digital identities, digital measurement, reporting and verification (dMRV), global challenges action registry, Impact crowd-evaluation based on Challenges Mapping methodology and tools – research project proposal in the context of the 15th Call of the Austrian Climate Action Research Programme and creation of multi-factor carbon credits/SDGs credits for voluntary carbon markets based on citizens’/youth climate action
    • (micro) climate entrepreneurship business models and tools (e.g. climate action and impact NFTs marketplace)
    • GloCha Games (knowledge and impact focused gamification of citizens’ climate action)
  • Collaborative Data science, Software Development and Impact Standards Work
    • Data science (Climate action reporting language with ontologies,taxonomies, etc.)

Climate/SDGs action impact standards development based on experimental research