The 1st CASSINI Hackathon is a bold initiative to connect hackers to space by using geospatial information from Copernicus Earth observation data and its services and/or positioning technologies from Galileo & EGNOS. From 18-20 June, hackers across 10 European countries will be able to access this data and create innovative products and services that will start ‘Digitising Green Spaces’. The hackathon is open to anyone that has a passion for nature, space technologies and entrepreneurship.
“The 1st CASSINI Hackathon is a great opportunity for us to showcase the many applications of these technologies to people who have the skills to imagine and create innovative, sustainable, and cost-efficient solutions for our future,” said Catherine Kavvada, Director, Directorate B - Innovation & Outreach, Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space, European Commission. “We are looking forward to seeing all the ways in which participants will look to digitise green spaces using data and signals from the Copernicus, Galileo, & EGNOS programmes.”
Potential hackers have three challenges that aim to improve and protect green spaces: #1 Discover your city / #2 Staying fit & healthy / #3 Protecting our rural areas. The CASSINI Hackathon Czech Republic will focus on creating urban green spaces, making cycling safer, and making rural areas suitable for remote work.
The CASSINI Hackathon Czech Republic is organised by Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest and its partners, which are part of the Czech space ecosystem. As a result, hackers joining this location will have access to introductory webinars showcasing the possibilities of working with satellite data to solve the issues which interest them. Find out more about the CASSINI Hackathons at hackathons.cassini.eu/czech-republic!
The winning team from the CASSINI Hackathon Czechia will win €2,000 and 20 hours of business and technical mentoring from CzechInvest. Plus, the 3 overall winners across all editions will each receive over 100 hours of expert mentoring!
Whether you are an experienced hacker or a first timer looking to enter the space industry, CzechInvest will team you up with fellow hackers and experienced experts to bring your vision to life. Thinking about registering? Head over to hackathons.cassini.eu/hackers now to sign up!
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