The CASSINI Hackathons and Mentoring is a series of six hackathons that tackle global challenges with European space technologies.
CASSINI (Competitive Space Startups for Innovation Initiative) is the new initiative of the European Commission to support space entrepreneurship and to stimulate the use of space technologies, data, and services, delivered by the European flagship programmes Copernicus for Earth observation and Galileo & EGNOS for satellite navigation, also in sectors outside the space environment. CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring is the first action in the implementation of CASSINI, launched in March 2021.
The CASSINI Hackathon 18-20 June will be a Europe-wide hackathon, coordinated by VERHAERT and SpaceTec for the the European Commission, and 10 selected local partners around Europe, among which Corallia/Athena that is responsible for Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania.
The CASSINI Hackathon will bring simultaneously & virtually across 10 different locations young entrepreneurs, hackers, and researchers from around Europe to develop innovative applications using European space technologies in response to three globally relevant challenges. The participants will have access to training sessions on how to access these data and services and publicly showcase their solutions. The three winners of each hackathon receive high-profile mentoring and coaching scheme and many other prizes from local organisers and sponsors.
The goal of the hackathon is 'Digitizing Green Spaces'. Three challenges await potential space hackers to achieve this: #1 Discover your city, #2 Staying fit & healthy, #3 Protecting our rural areas.
If you would like to participate, please submit your application via the online form and enter the Hackathon session on Greece and: 1. Dive into exploring and integrating green spaces by mapping trekking paths, forecasting environmental health risks, 2. Promote the value of urban green spaces in our cities through urban green solutions, pocket parks and urban exploration, 3. Propose solutions to protect rural areas by monitoring forest ecosystems and protecting our forests from fire and floods.