Cassini Hackathon France

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


Join the Hackathon in Paris!

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

“In France, we are regularly confronted with the issue of sea security,” notes the organising team at Starburst. In the Parisian edition of the Hackathon, participants will be invited to leverage space data to tackle locally relevant problems such as illegal fishing, piracy, and defence for Mayotte.

 So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Paris 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!


Starburst’s expert judging panel will choose three winners to receive exciting prizes. Along with business mentoring and support, there will be learning opportunities at the French Ministry of Defence.

  • Paramotor flights
  • Visit industrial sites (Arquus, Thales Alenia Space)
  • Learning expedition to the CNES
  • Access to Starburst Global aerospace and defence mentoring ecosystem


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: 

About the organisers

Starburst is part of a global network of business accelerators focused on aviation, space and defence. The Paris team runs the BLAST program, with many years of experience in supporting space-related start-ups.

Starburst has a contract with the French Ministry of Defence to operate the Innovation Defence Lab (ID Lab), which is located within the Paris office. This puts the organisers in a unique position to offer unparalleled networking opportunities to the participants in this edition of the Hackathon!

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how to harness space data from leading experts at Starburst and the French Ministry of Defence. Register now!


This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:


Agence Innovation de Défense


Centre national d'études spatiales


Marine Nationale


Dassault Aviation