Cassini Hackathon Czech Republic
  • #1

    Discover your city

  • #2

    Staying fit & healthy

  • #3

    Protecting our rural areas

Hacked with a purpose. Leverage #EUSpace data & signals to access, understand and protect our natural spaces. 

Participants put their skills to the test and tackled one of our three challenges under the theme of Digitising Green Spaces.

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Who was involved?

In the Czech Republic the CASSINI Hackathon was organised by Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest. The space you need to get your business ideas off the ground!

We challenged hackers to solve issues such as droughts, overheating of cities, the bark beetle calamity and the lack of cycling paths in our cities. We had a team of mentors ready to support you and we prepared webinars to introduce you to the possibilities of using satellite data to solve the issues which interest you.


Cash Prize & Mentoring

The CASSINI Hackathon Czech Republic winners received:

  • €2,000 prize money for the winning team
  • 20 hours of business and technical mentoring from CzechInvest

Support & Promotion

Winners of our hackathon also received:

  • Individually tailored support programme from the ESA BIC Prague team (proposal preparation for an incubator, technical coaching & assistance, and business coaching)
  • Promotion in dedicated marketing activities such as website appearances, press releases, social media activity, etc.
About the organiser

CzechInvest is one of the leading organisations in the Czech space industry. We run the ESA BIC Prague, a business incubation centre of the European Space Agency (ESA). Our purpose is to stimulate the creation of start-ups that aim to develop products and services using space technologies.


Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon was supported by the following sponsors and partners:


Together with CzechInvest, the CASSINI Hackathon Czech Republic is co-organised by JIC - South Moravian Innovation Agency, who supports people from the South Moravian Region as they develop companies that can change the world.


The event is under the auspice of the Czech Environmental Information Agency CENIA, an in-situ data set provider.


Hackers will work with the Earth observation data prepared for the Czech Republic and open data provided by the two biggest cities - Prague and Brno.

Otevřená města

The institution will contribute to the specification of relevant local issues.


The city of Brno is providing relevant challenges, data and supports the hackers in the region.

World from Space

The World from Space team will mentor the hackers and help them with solving of the challenges.

Ministry of Transport

As a coordinator of space activities in the Czech Republic, the Ministry of transport will motivate hackers to focus on innovative solutions.


The team of Zaitra start-up will introduce the data processing to hackers and will mentor them during the event.


This partner will support the hackathon and its participants with data infrarstrucutre and technical support.

Media Partner

The media partner StartupJobs will support the hackathon with promotional marketing activities.