Cassini Hackathon Croatia

24 March, 19:00 CET–
26 March, 17:00 CET


Join the Hackathon in Zagreb!

Can you create solutions using space technology to help strengthen Europe’s security? The 5th CASSINI Hackathon is open for entries.

Be inspired by experts, learn to access data from Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo, and connect with a team to build your solution. There are three challenges on the theme of defence and security: 

  1. Enabling cross-terrain mobility
  2. Making the seas more secure
  3. Protecting our critical infrastructure
Get involved
Get involved

Already working closely with the Croatian defence sector, local organiser ZICER will welcome leading experts – like SES Techcom – to this edition of the Hackathon. From physical security to cybersecurity, our local challenges are diverse. Are you ready to tackle them?

Join us in Zagreb between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th of March. 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!


1st Prize - EUR 5,000

2nd Prize - EUR 1,000

3rd Prize - Goodie packages

Special prize powered by SES Techcom

A 6-month paid internship at SES Techcom in Luxembourg*

*Internship requirements:

  • Minimum duration 6 months
  • Individuals shall be enrolled in a school from day one of the internship until the very last day of the internship (a valid enrolment certificate will be asked for at the offer stage)
  • Being a European citizen or having a residence permit/student visa for Luxembourg/France/Germany/Belgium


The top 3 teams across all hackathons will be awarded an additional 100 hours of expert mentoring.

Meet our experts

Interest in the space sector is soaring – and you’ll get an inside perspective from our expert panel: 

Frane Šesnić
CEO at ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre
Rene Michel
Engineer, Communications Systems at SES Techcom
Thomas Bäumer
Senior Engineer, Systems Architecture at SES Techcom
Vanja Andrić
Vanja Andrić
Business and Growth Dev at Omoguru & Founder at Sensei
Tomislav Križan
CEO & AI Evangelist at Atomic Intelligence
Dražen Lučanin
Head of Information System and Technical Services Office at the City of Zagreb
Milica Projić
Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Incubation Programme at ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre
Ivan Kovačević
Ivan Kovačević
Research Associate at University of Zagreb, FER, Laboratory for Information Security and Privacy
Ivana Rajković Pavlić
Head of Public Relations at ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre
Karlo Klečina
Karlo Klečina
Senior Project Manager at TIS Grupa
Željana Barišić
Project Specialist at ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre
Zdravko Terze
Head of Study of Aerospace Engineering & Head of Chair of Flight Vehicle Dynamics at University of Zagreb, FSB
Ivan Tomljenović
Head of Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory at OIKON
Ana Vlahov
Ana Vlahov
Project Specialist at ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre
Jeremija Hranjec
Senior Project Manager | Innovation Consultant ESA BIC Austria at Science Park Graz
Branimir Radun
Head of Department of Natural Resource Management at OIKON
David Rey Hudeček
CEO and Co-founder at DING
About the organisers

ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre is the nation's leading accelerator and incubator and the largest start-up hub in Croatia. This organisation was founded by the City of Zagreb and aims to identify, grow, connect and finance tech startups and entrepreneurs. Inside the flagship centre 90 start-ups are currently incubated, receiving support to develop, launch and market their innovative solutions.

ZICER has, over the past 28 years, assembled expert programs to mentor innovative ventures. Its collaborations with companies, authorities and investors make it the perfect place to turn ideas into entrepreneurship!

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about satellite technology – and build your own solutions – from the entrepreneurial heart of Croatia’s thriving space sector. Register now. 

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:



Partner & Sponsor
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture


The City of Zagreb


University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing