Join the 5th CASSINI Hackathon Italy. Hybrid event - Final weekend 24-26 March 2023.
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Skyrocket your career. Start up your new business. Be part of the solution.
The CASSINI Hackathon is unique opportunity to connect with professionals and gain valuable insights into the space-tech ecosystem. All you need is an interest in space technology – and the motivation to develop a winning idea. There are local and international prizes for the best teams… giving the winners the support they need to launch their ventures!
Are you ready to create solutions using space technology to help strengthen Europe’s security?
The CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring is a unique project that takes place simultaneously in 10 countries across Europe. Each edition has 1 theme, takes place in 10 locations, and brings together 100s of participants from across Europe. The goal is to leverage the European Union's space technologies to tackle global challenges.
Leverage EU space technologies like satellite data and services from Copernicus programme, satellite positioning and navigation services from Galileo & EGNOS, to develop new concepts, products or services that positively impact the European defence and security sector.
The Hackathon is an opportunity for developers, graphic designers, app designers, innovators, and startuppers to meet experts, learn how to use EU Space technologies, and create innovative applications!
How to participate
Registration is open from 1 February to 17 March 2023. You can apply as a single or with your team on TAIKAI. You will start discussing, learning and asking information on DISCORD. You will be involved in workshops to learn how to use Space technologies and how to develop your projects. To join the Hackathon, you must live in an EU Member State, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland and be 18 years or older. All teams must have at least 3 team members, and can go up to a maximum of 8 members.
During the final weekend, 24-26 March, you will have the opportunity to:
- Meet experts in fields like Space, Cybersecurity, Defence, Startup, Project management, and so forth.
- Present your project / solution to a jury
Get ready to apply your skills and knowledge to solve global challenges and make a positive impact! No previous space experience is required. Choose a challenge that interests you, and leverage EU space technologies to positively impact the European defence and security sector!
Take on the challenge of your choice:
- Enabling cross-terrain mobility
- Making the seas more secure
- Protecting our critical infrastrucutures
Fresh code only. To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code for the hackathon must be created by the team, during the Hackathon Weekend. But you are permitted to use publicly available or openly licensed APIs, SDKs, frameworks and other software libraries for your project. Any software development tools and/or programming language can be used.
The judging panel will choose the winners to receive €3,000+ of business mentoring and support.
- First Prize: € 1,500 to the best idea, offered by Latitudo40.
- Start-up Prize: support for the best 2 ideas, offered by OVHcloud.
- Diversity & Inclusion Prize: €1,000 or the most diverse and inclusive team offered by DTA - Apulian Aerospace District.
- Startup Challenge Camp Prize: 3 full-immersion days for the top 3 teams to refine their idea, offered by Sprint Lab & Impact Hub.
- Hacking Talent Prize: € 500 and 1 month of work in Planetek Italia to the most brilliant hacker, chosen by mentors.
The top 3 teams across all European hackathons will be awarded an additional 100 hours of expert mentoring.
Organizers, Partners and Supporters
The event is organized by Planetek Italia and Sprint Lab in cooperation with top-notch Italian organizations like ESA Φ-lab, Italian Space Agency, Apulian Aerospace District, AIKO, D-Orbit, Latitudo40, OVHcloud, negg, OnData, Primo Space, Women in Aerospace Europe, Università La Sapienza, Università di Foggia, Università di Bari e Politecnico di Bari.
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