6th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for International Development & Humanitarian Aid
6th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for International Development & Humanitarian Aid
CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands
#EUSpace

3 November, 18:00 CET–
5 November, 18:00 CET

Amersfoort,
Netherlands

Hybrid

Join the Hackathon in Amersfoort !

Interested in creating solutions using EU space technology to support international development and humanitarian aid? The 6th CASSINI Hackathon is open for entries. This is your chance to explore important global challenges from a new perspective with people from all backgrounds!

Find inspiration from experts, and gain the know-how to utilise data from Copernicus, satellite positioning and navigation services from Galileo & EGNOS. Embark with your team on one of three challenges centred around the theme of international development and humanitarian aid:

  1. Supporting sustainable infrastructure development
  2. Strengthening food security & access to clean water
  3. Understanding and forecasting forced migration
Get involved
Get involved

Our Dutch organisers, dotSPACE & Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV), have a strong background in digital projects aimed at social change. Working closely with leading companies as well as innovative entrepreneurs, dotSPACE & Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV) will offer exciting opportunities to participants of the 6th CASSINI Hackathon.

Join us in Amersfoort between Friday the 3rd and Sunday the 5th of November to learn how to turn your ideas and our space data into impactful solutions. Building up a strong and sustainable infrastructure, with seamless connectivity and renewable energy, is a key local concern. Will you be one of the people who helps to make a difference?

Prizes

The winners of the CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands will receive up to €650 in cash prizes and business support packages:

  • First place: 650 EUR cash prize + 650 EUR donation to a humanitarian cause of choice. The winning team will also have the opportunity to have a publication on groundstation.space website

In addition, a special prize will be awarded for "Best Presentation" which includes 200 EUR cash and a publication on groundstation.space

Mentoring

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

Meet our experts

Get an inside perspective on local opportunities from our expert panel, which includes:

Joris Kruse
Member of the board dotSPACE Foundation
Frans van den Akker
Senior Business Developer and consultant in Digital Energy and Industry at RHDHV
Andrei Bocin
Consultant in Satellite applications at dotSPAE Foundation
Leander Loomans
Full-stack software engineer at dotSPACE foundation
Dimitra Stefoudi
Consultant in Satellite applications at dotSPACE Foundation
Martijn Seijger
Board Member at dotSPACE Foundation
Linda van Duivenbode
Board Member of dotSPACE foundation
Fionna Heuff
ESRI expert at RHDHV
Hans van 't Woud
Founding CEO @ BlackShore
Carl Lens
Head of Digital Regreening at Justdiggit
About the organisers

dotSPACE & Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV) will be organising the Hackathon in the Netherlands! Both are active in the field of space applications and are experienced in organising hackathons. dotSPACE is a leading expert centre dedicated to unlocking the vast potential of space data. With a focus on Earth Observation technology, dotSPACE plays a large role in addressing critical challenges in public health, food security, smart cities, and agriculture. RHDHV is a global engineering and project management consultancy firm that provides various services in the fields of water, infrastructure, maritime, aviation, and sustainable development.

Together, with the CASSINI Hackathons, they aim to improve society through people, expertise, partnerships, and innovations.

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:

Partner

Earth Valley

 
Partner

Hogeschool of Utrecht – HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

 
Partner

Utrecht INC

 
Partner

NovelT

 
Partner

Space4Geo

 
Partner

The Dutch AI coalition (The NL AIC)

 
Partner

Space Generation Advisory Council, The Netherlands

 
Partner

Water Insight

 
Partner

ILIAD project – The Iliad Digital Twins of the Ocean

 
ROTSA
Partner

ROTSA

 
PAX for peace
Partner

PAX for peace

 
Brabant Space Network
Partner

Brabant Space Network

 
NL Space Campus
Partner

NL Space Campus

 
HE Space
Partner

HE Space

 
SpaceNed
Partner

SpaceNed

 
The Hague Humanity Hub
Partner

The Hague Humanity Hub

 
Partner
Partner

Young ESA