Cassini Hackathon Latvia

24 March, 20:00 EET–
26 March, 18:30 EEST

Liepaja University, Liela street 14, Liepaja

In person

Join the Hackathon in Liepaja!

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

Sharing borders with Russia and Belarus, Latvia’s cross-terrain mobility is a key concern. At the Hackathon you’ll be invited to explore EU space data and develop innovative new solutions to help protect it. Impact Hub is an active participant in the Latvian space ecosystem: this is your opportunity to connect with professionals and develop an exciting new venture. 

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Liepaja between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th of March. All you need is an interest in space technology – and the motivation to build a winning idea. There are local and international prizes for the best teams… giving the winners the support they need to launch their ventures!


Impact Hub’s expert judging panel will choose three winners to receive €4,000 of business mentoring and support.

First prize: €2500; marketing materials worth €200 from Digital marketing factory.
Second prize: €1000 for further development.
Third prize: €500 for further development.



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


Meet our experts

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

Diana Kukore photo
Diāna Kukore
Moderator of the hackathon
Marcis Donerblics photo
Mārcis Donerblics
Official of the Latvian National Defense Academy
Raimonds Kursitis photo
Raimonds Kursītis
National Armed Forces Training Command Lieutenant Colonel
Janis Bekeris photo
Jānis Beķeris
Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the USA
Gatis Ginters photo
Gatis Ginters
Member of the board of "Norplast Piemare" LSEZ
Toms Šupstiks
National Armed Forces, Navy, 2nd Division Explosive Hazardous Object Disposal Chief Operator
Roberts Ķēniņš
Expert in remote sensing, space data and programming
Elina Egle photo
Elīna Egle
Chairwoman of the board of the Federation of Latvian Security and Defense Industries (DAIF)
photo kaspars ponemeckis
Kaspars Poņemeckis
The Department of Safety, Security and Environmental Protection of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone
Dace Štefenberga
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management, Ventspils University
Klavs Asmanis photo
Klāvs Ašmanis
Founder of Global Wolf Motors and Wolftrike
Gints Azens photo
Gints Ažēns
Liepaja Port Captain
Pēteris Krieviņš
Head of LSEZ Business Development and Marketing Department
Edgars Korsaks-Mills photo
Edgars Korsaks-Mills
AS "Latvenergo" project manager and electromobility/energy efficiency expert
Uldis Zaimis photo
Uldis Žaimis
Lecturer at the Liepaja University, director of the study program "Smart technologies and mechatronics".
Sergejs Zikovs photo
Sergejs Zikovs
EPAM Systems IT product manager
Matiss Neimanis photo
Matīss Neimanis
“Buildit Latvia” Lead Partner of the Acceleration Fund
Iveta Graudina photo
Iveta Graudiņa
Creator of "Communication Design Studio", communications trainer, presentation and public speaking expert
photo valdis peteris otankis
Valdis Pēteris Otaņķis
Board Member of "Tolik Corp" (IT industry)
Imants Martinsons photo
Imants Martinsons
Green Tech Cluster project manager
Maris Kalinka photo
Māris Kaļinka
Associate professor, Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, RTU
photo uldis zupa
Uldis Zupa
Development director of Liepaja University, graduate of the Swedish Military Academy
About the organisers

Impact Hub Liepāja is proud to be one of 100 global Impact Hubs, making it part of the largest entrepreneurial network in the world. 

Working closely with the Latvian space industry and partners in the private and public sector, Impact Hub offers exceptional opportunities to entrepreneurs in space technology. If you want to become part of this flourishing industry in Latvia, you can’t miss this Hackathon.  

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about satellite technology from an impressive range of experts at Impact Hub in Liepaja. Register now!    

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:

Logo Latvian National Defense Academy (NDA)

Latvian National Defense Academy (NDA)

Logo Liepaja city Education Board

Liepaja city Education Board

Logo RTU Science and Innovation Centre

RTU Science and Innovation Centre

Logo Startin

Latvian Startup Association (Startin)

KBI logo

Kurzeme Business Incubator

Logo Green Tech Cluster

Green Tech Cluster

Logo Cesu Alus

Cēsu Alus

Logo Rasa Botanicals

Rasa Botanicals