Cassini Hackathon Hungary

24 March, 19:00 CET (online) /
25-26 March, 20:00 CET (hybrid)

NKE Ludovika Campus in Budapest

Orczy street's student college multimedia room on the ground floor


Join the Hackathon in Budapest!

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. This time, 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

By participating in our Hackathon competition, you'll have the opportunity to tackle real-world challenges and make a meaningful impact on the critical infrastructure of Hungary. With our strategic geographic position, protecting our critical infrastructure is of the utmost importance. And with the support of some of Hungary's leading names in space technology and the guidance of experienced organizer Design Terminal, you'll have the resources you need to succeed. Design Terminal has a proven track record of supporting successful startups like SEON, and has built a thriving entrepreneurial community.

So what are you waiting for? Join us now and make your mark on the future of Hungary's critical infrastructure. Mark, your calendar for Friday 24th and Sunday 26th of March.


The winning team of the Hungarian round will receive:

  • 350.000 Ft voucher from The Bright Academy for online courses
  • Books by favour of Bookline
  • BrainBar futuretainment festival tickets
  • 30.000 Ft worth credits for SHARE NOW 
  • Mentor sessions from Design Terminal's mentor pool

... and others to come!


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!

William Benkő
Paris Noble
Co-Founder at Elevate Strategy & Design
Dr. Krisztina Tilinger
Advisor at the Institute of Space Law and Policy, University of Public Service
András Edl
Space Defense and Security Advisor at the Institute of Space Law and Policy, University Of Public Service
László Bacsárdi
Secretary General of the Hungarian Astronautical Society (MANT)
Beáta Hoffer
Business and Management Operation Expert
Zsuzsa Farkas
Manager at LOG-Inform Kft
Gergely Szilágyi
Gergely Szilágyi
Product Developer
Don Koulaouzos
Managing Director Skytrek Limited
Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horváth
Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horváth
Branch Head at Satellite Operations Capabilities Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Force Modernization and Transformation Command
Dorottya Milánkovich
Aerospace Project Manager at C3S LLC
József Hajdú
József Hajdu
General Manager at CAE Engineering Kft.
About the organisers

Design Terminal is an international innovation agency. Host to the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre for Hungary, Design Terminal has already helped more than 2,000 entrepreneurs to flourish.

Operating in 12 countries in sectors including health tech, fintech, and space, Design Terminal runs a broad range of programs to help ventures launch and succeed. Will yours be next?

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about satellite technology – and build your own solutions – at this edition of the Hackathon, held in Hungary’s thriving entrepreneurial hub. Register now!

Institute of Space Law and Policy, University of Public Service
The Bright Academy
CAE Engineering
Lechner Knowledge Centre