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 Greece will focus on creating pocket parks, creating rural playgrounds, and protecting forests from floods, and fire.
The CASSINI Hackathon Greece will be organised by Corallia, an incubator with a vision to develop an environment that allows innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish. Find out more about CASSINI Hackathons at https://hackathons.cassini.eu/greece!
The top 3 teams of the CASSINI Hackathon Greece will receive a 4-day long intensive bootcamp from experts in the field as well as €5,000 to share between them. 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, Corallia 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!
Athena Research Center / Corallia
Kifissias Ave. 44, GR-15125 Maroussi, Greece