CASSINI Hackathon Iceland

Hack with a purpose at the CASSINI Hackathon Iceland on 5-7 Nov 2021!

Leverage #EUSpace data & signals to understand and protect the Arctic region. Put your skills to the test and tackle one of the three challenges under the theme of Connecting the Arctic.

  1. Safe passage at sea
  2. Life on land
  3. Caring for our wildlife
Get involved
Get involved

Join the CASSINI Hackathon Iceland in Reykjavik and explore how EU Space data could be used to Connect the Arctic and protect its wildlife. This hackathon will be a physical event, so you can join in person!

Teams will be presented with 3 challenges which will test their creative skills and imagination from the very first brainstorm. They will use data from Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS to imagine game-changing solutions and will win career-changing prizes along the way!

Win up to €5,000!

The top teams of the CASSINI Hackathon Iceland will receive up to €5,000!

  • 1st place at the Icelandic Hackathon will win €5,000 and be featured on the ‘Reykjavik Grapevine‘ Youtube channel. 
  • The 2nd and 3rd placed participants will win €2,000 and €1,000 respectively. 


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

Meet our mentors

The following experts will mentor the teams over the hackathon weekend:

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson
Member of Parliament
Ari Kristinn Jónsson
President of Reykjavik University and former NASA scientist
Bala Kamallaharan
Founder & CEO of Startup Iceland
Bill Patrowicz
CEO, Kaiser Global
Hjálmar Gíslason
Hjálmar Gíslason
Founder & CEO, GRID
About the organiser

Startup Iceland is a non-profit organisation that regularly hosts events related to entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal of Startup Iceland is to create a sustainable startup ecosystem that will nurture Icelandic companies for years to come.

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:

reykjavik uni

Reykjavik University

uni of iceland

University of Iceland



iceland space agency

Iceland Space Agency




Kaiser Global


Arctic Circle