Cassini Hackathon France
  • #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?

Are you a developer, a student, an engineer, a researcher, a creative, an entrepreneur? Or maybe just a curious person? Good news - this event is open to all! 

The CASSINI Hackathon France was led by In Extenso Innovation Croissance. The event took place from 18th-20th June using a virtual hub.


Coaching sessions!

The CASSINI Hackathon France winners will receive coaching sessions with local experts. The top three teams were awarded.


The top 3 teams across all hackathons were awarded with an additional +100 hours of expert mentoring. 

About the organiser

In Extenso Innovation Croissance was founded in 2002 and is specialized in supporting the development of innovative projects. The company represents a team of 100 consultants with backgrounds in both engineering and marketing/finance. Our mission is to help marketing and selling low and medium maturity technologies for laboratories, universities, incubators, startups and SMEs. IEIC provides also support and expertise in marketing, technology transfer, corporate strategy and funding to international groups, public and private investors, innovation teams of clusters and regions. 

In Extenso Innovation Croissance has extensive experience in the space sector. It has been in charge of the brokering activities for the European Space Agency Technology Transfer Programme in France since 2011 and historic partner of the National Technology Transfer Offices Network, IEIC can attest an outstanding experience in transfer of technologies from public laboratories to industry or from one market to another (diversification) and is presently mastering all the different CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon was supported by the following sponsors and partners:


Since 2012, Maddyness has found a place of choice in the French entrepreneurial ecosystem. Maddyness has become a must-read for entrepreneurs, actors in finance, media, new technologies and innovation. Every month, Maddyness delivers quality information to over 700,000 people. Inspiration, advice, news, surveys but also practical information and tools, the media of the new generation economy and entrepreneurship is for everyone, neophytes and experts alike.


Created in 2005, Minalogic now has over 400 members. The cluster supports its members in their innovation and growth projects, in order to boost their development objectives and global influence. The technologies, products and services developed by the cluster's members are aimed at all sectors of activity and cover the entire digital value chain, combining micro/nano/electronics, photonics, software and content and uses.

Lyon French Tech

The French Tech One Lyon St-Étienne association brings together all the startups and scaleups in the Lyon and Saint-Étienne metropolitan areas, across all Tech and Digital sectors (e.g.: Software, AI, Connected Objects, Robotics, HealthTech, CleanTech, Mobility, FoodTech, Fintech, SportTech, Retail, Industry, EdTech, Entertainment). It helps the creation, growth and internationalization of startups, scaleups and innovative SMEs by relying on the international French Tech network, funding and French Tech programs as well as on the people who invest in a tightly woven local network.

CA Centre-Est

Le Village by CA Centre-Est is a business gas pedal and supports innovation. Thanks to its expertise and its large network, it is a real asset for start-ups, small and medium-sized companies and also for large groups.

Fabrique de L'Innovation

La Fabrique de l’Innovation mobilizes the talents and creativity of students, the excellence of professors and researchers, and the technological platforms of all the University of Lyon's institutions to develop innovative projects in partnership with companies, local authorities and competitive clusters.

ESA BIC Sud France

L’ESA BIC Sud France created in 2013 supports young companies in the space sector (upstream or downstream). It is a consortium coordinated by the Aerospace Valley cluster, in partnership with the SAFE cluster and the CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales), which finances the scheme via optional ESA programs. Seven incubators are also part of the consortium and provide day-to-day support to companies.


CNES is the public establishment responsible for proposing and implementing France's space policy. Through its innovative activities, CNES plays a major role in the European space community and is a leading player in major international programs.