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

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



Join the Hackathon in Maribor!

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 Slovenian organiser, Venture Factory, has been helping people to build invincible businesses for more than 20 years. With an established network of investors, experts, and entrepreneurs, Venture Factory brings exciting opportunities to participants of the 6th CASSINI Hackathon. 

Join us in Maribor between Friday the 3rd and Sunday the 5th of November to learn how to turn your ideas and our space data into impactful solutions. In Slovenia, we’ll be focusing on ideas that strengthen national infrastructure and help us to manage resources. Will you be one of the people who helps to make a difference?


The winners of the CASSINI Hackathon Slovenia will receive business development support and other exciting prizes:

  • €3,000 cash prizes for the TOP 3 teams,
  • a special business development package of the Venture Factory for the winner,
  • general support of the Venture Factory for the company's business development for the TOP 3 teams,
  • startup tickets for the PODIM conference for the TOP 3 teams.



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:

Domen Mongus
Domen Mongus
Full Professor at University of Maribor
Luka Mustafa
Luka Mustafa
Founder and CEO of IRNAS
Blaz Jakopin
Blaž Jakopin
CEO at PRIOT Digital Systems and Winner of 4th Cassini Hackathon
Dusan Heric
Dušan Heric
Founder and CEO at Poligram
Igor Krizna
Igor Križnar
Chief Business Officer at Paradigma Technologies
Tomaz Scavnicar
Tomaž Ščavničar
Founder at REFARMO and Senior Software Engineer at ivii GmbH
Mark Kalin
Mark Kalin
CEO at ABC Accelerator and Business Development Manager at BE-terna
Muhamed Turkanovic
Muhamed Turkanović
Associate Professor, Head of R&D at Blockchain Lab:UM &Head of Operations at Digital Innovation Hub UM
Sergej Krajnc
Sergej Krajnc
Founder and CEO at Termodron
Klara Eva Kukovičič
Klara Eva Kukovičič
Television Host at RTV & Head of Speaker Team at TEDxLjubljana
Urša Gomboc
Urša Gomboc
UX/UI Designer at nChain
Vid Peterman
Vid Peterman
Co-founder and Technical director at Modri planet (3D Survey)
Anja Ilic
Anja Ilič
Data Analyst Specialist at GEN-I, d.o.o.
Dejan Pernat
Dejan Pernat
Director at PP-Agro d.o.o.
Sasa Straus
Saša Straus
Senior Expert at ITC & DIH AGRIFOOD
About the organisers

Tovarna podjemov (Venture Factory) will be organising the Hackathon in Slovenia! With over 20 years of acceleration experience and 14 organised hackathons, Venture Factory is a purpose-driven business & ecosystem building organisation that helps ambitious companies challenge the status quo. To do so, they leverage the resources and networks from their PODIM conference (one of the most influential startup and tech events in the Central and Eastern Europe region) and Start:up, their startup ecosystem platform.

By connecting a vast network of entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, investors, and institutions they aim to support the CASSINI Hackathons in creating a better tomorrow.

Sponsors / Partners

We will be announcing our sponsors and partners very soon!

Challenge partner


Honorary sponsor

The Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport


ABC Accelerator








Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor


Hack IT








Center Noordung


Science Park Graz




Paradigma Technologies