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 Switzerland will focus on developing sustainable green solutions in Swiss cities, improving safety in the mountains, and looking after the breath-taking forests around Zurich and Valais.
The CASSINI Hackathon Switzerland is organised by Space4Impact, who wants to maximise the positive impact of space tech on Earth. The Swiss edition is also supported by experts from the Swiss Data Cube and the University of Geneva, NPOC, Science Lab UZH, ETH Zürich, EPFL, Trust Valley, Space Innovation, E2MC, and CERN. Find out more about the CASSINI Hackathons at hackathons.cassini.eu/switzerland!
The winner of the CASSINI Hackathon Switzerland will take home a cash prize of 10,000 CHF! As a bonus, the best ideas will be supported with special prizes by the local sponsors: ESA BIC Switzerland, EPFL Startup Launchpad, and the UZH Innovation Hub. 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, Space4Impact will team you up with fellow hackers and experienced mentors to bring your vision to life. Thinking about registering? Head over to hackathons.cassini.eu/hackers now to sign up!
Nina Walker Head of Operations at Space4Impact
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