The acceleration in digitisation and digital engagement in the financial sector is promoting a hunger for new and exciting data and analytics tools combined with modern technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. In such a dynamic and eager environment, the time for innovation has never been better! Now is your chance to capitalise on the potential of the financial sector with the use of EU space technology! The 4th CASSINI Hackathon challenges you to develop new products and services that contribute to the future of finance, insurance, and investments. You will be challenged to develop ideas that help enable green and sustainable investments, to introduce new risk and damage assessment products, and to help investors make data driven decisions that reduce risk and exposure. Use your ingenuity and drive to advance the digitalisation and greening of the European financial sector today!

The CASSINI Hackathons and Mentoring, initiated by the European Union and its space programme, is a series of six hackathons that tackle global challenges using European space technologies. Now in its fourth edition, this hackathon provides access to European space data, information and signals from Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS, plus other valuable tools to help participants take on one of our three pressing challenges. The top ideas will be awarded at both local and EU levels, and the overall winners will enter a six-month mentoring programme that includes 100 hours of customised expert mentoring. 

Here’s what to expect: If you are a rising innovator in Europe, you are invited to participate in the CASSINI Hackathon at one of our ten locations. Each hackathon location features its own unique set of experts, prizes, and additional special features. Once you select a location, it’s time for registration, team formation and ideation! Your team will choose to solve one of three challenges, all related to the theme of the European financial industry:

  1. Enabling green and sustainable investment: Develop products, devices, or services to enable green, sustainable, and impactful investments. For this challenge, participants are encouraged to dive into the areas of social/environmental impact investing, ESG and SRI focused portfolio development, sustainable business operations and carbon offset trading.

  2. Innovating financial tools and technologies: Develop products, devices, or services to create new or improved forms of insurance and financial tools for businesses and consumers alike. For this challenge, participants are encouraged to dive into the areas of traceability for banking and financial institutions, claims and damage assessment, risk modelling and risk assessment, novel and innovative insurance products, index production, and financial software or mobile applications. 
  3. Advancing global financial intelligence: Develop products, devices, or services to advance the global financial and market intelligence. For this challenge, participants are encouraged to dive into the areas of commodities trading, stock market intelligence, and financial risk reduction.
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Remember! No previous space experience is required! This is your chance to engage with the sector, even if it’s for the first time as the event aims to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds. The application process couldn’t be easier: Simply choose a challenge and decide how you’ll leverage EU space technologies to reshape the European financial industry. Register on our hackathon platform.

Challenge participants are not the only ones who can take advantage of the CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring. If you’d like to participate as an organiser or mentor, we’d love to hear from you. All interested individuals, organisations, companies, and institutions are invited to apply to support the next generation of space-based entrepreneurs. Information on how to get involved can be found here for mentors and organisers.

Now is your chance to become part of this exciting European initiative to promote EU Space technology and its many applications. Hack with a purpose and leverage EU space data, services, and signals to strengthen and transform the way Europe does finance! More information:

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