The upside of hacking with EU Space data



As you read this, several of Europe’s satellites are orbiting Earth collecting immense amounts of data and providing positioning signals that can be leveraged to improve life on Earth. CASSINI is looking for the next generation of hackers to create innovative products and services using these EU Space technologies.


Kicking-off this year, the CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring is a bold initiative to connect hackers to space by using Copernicus data & services and Galileo and EGNOS signals & data. The European Commission launched the Competitive Space Start-ups for Innovation Initiative (CASSINI) to put Europe on the frontier of digital technologies — and you can be a part of it!


The 1st CASSINI Hackathon will be held simultaneously in 10 European countries from 18-20 June. The goal of the hackathon is ‘Digitising Green Spaces’ and three challenges await potential space hackers to achieve this: #1 Discover your city / #2 Staying fit & healthy / #3 Protecting our rural areas.


In the Netherlands, the CASSINI Hackathon will be organised by EscherCloud, a sustainable data centre integrated within an AI Hub! Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a dominant impact on economic development. That’s why the Netherlands CASSINI Hackathon believes that by combining Earth Observation data and AI, solutions to the challenges of Digitising Green Spaces will be accelerated.


To make this vision possible, the participating hackers will have access to the NVIDIA Omniverse and a workshop on how to use this amazing tool, as well as the support from its network of AI specialists.


The big winner will also join the NVIDIA Inception program, a leading accelerator for AI startups! Find out more about the CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands at hackathons.cassini.eu/netherlands


Whether you are an experienced hacker or a first-timer looking to enter the AI industry, EscherCloud will team you up with fellow hackers and professional mentors to bring your vision to life.


The 3 overall winners will receive over 100 hours of expert mentoring and additional local prizes! Thinking about registering? Head over to hackathons.cassini.eu/hackers now to sign up!




Oliviana Bailey

Community & Ecosystem Lead EscherCloud

[email protected]

+31 636 30 7902