6th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for International Development & Humanitarian Aid
6th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for International Development & Humanitarian Aid
CASSINI Hackathon Portugal

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


Join the Hackathon in Porto!

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 Portuguese organiser, Ripply, connects entrepreneurs and stakeholders with a mission to advance the data ecosystem. Held in Porto Business School, the 6th CASSINI Hackathon is your chance to learn from experts from the University of Porto, the World Food Programme, and the Portugal Space Agency.

Join us in Porto between Friday the 3rd and Sunday the 5th of November to learn how to turn your ideas and our space data into impactful solutions. Ripply will invite a panel of experts to provide local insights for each of the three challenges. Will you be one of the people who helps to make a difference?


The winners of the CASSINI Hackathon Portugal will receive up to €1,500 in cash prizes:

  • First place: €1,500 
  • Second place: €1,000 
  • Third place: €500 



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:

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Carla Duarte
Innovation Manager at ESA Space Solutions Portugal
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Carolina Silva
Embedded Systems Engineer at Tekever Space
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Cátia Moreira de Carvalho
PhD & researcher at FPCEUP
Diogo Barbosa
Hardware Engineer at Tekever
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Francisca Eiriz
Head of Business Development - Tech at UPTEC
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Pedro Machado
Head of Facilities at Matosinhos City Council
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Rita Ribeiro
Assistant Professor & Researcher at FCUP & INESC TEC
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João Afonso Pereira
Lead ML Engineer at Enlitia
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Jorge Pimenta
Innovation Director at IPN
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Paulo Brito da Luz
Researcher at INIAV
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Paulo Maia
Lead Data Scientist @ NILG.AI
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Sophia Rosa
Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping GIS Office at World Food Programme
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Rui Santos
Senior Account Manager at Esri Portugal
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Vasco Mantas
Director at Earth Observation Laboratory, University of Coimbra
About the organisers

Ripply Flow, Lda will be organising the Hackathon in Portugal! Ripply Flow focuses on fostering a data ecosystem by creating connections among its stakeholders through competitions, technical conferences, and other initiatives. Ripply Flow has organised data competitions and hackathons for various city councils and major Portuguese companies including Porto city council and Millennium BCP (the largest commercial bank in Portugal). The team has also co-founded World Data League, a non-profit online competition focused on advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Seeking to push their data ecosystem further, they aim to make their hackathon a place for bold innovation.

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:




Atlar Innovation


Porto Business School




Portuguese Space Agency


Esri Portugal


ESA Space Solutions Portugal


Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto


Lisbon Digital School



Community Partner

Porto Tech Hub

Community Partner

GDG Porto

Community Partner

Data Science for Social Good PT