CASSINI Hackathon Italy

Hack with a purpose at the CASSINI Hackathon Italy 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 Italy in Lomazzo and explore how EU Space data could be used to Connect the Arctic and protect its wildlife. This hackathon will be a hybrid event, so you can join in person or virtually!

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!


  • 1st place at the Italian Hackathon will win a place on a 3-month pre-incubation programme valued at €10,000 and space in a business incubator with tutoring worth €750.
  • 2nd place will win a 3-day pre-incubation placement valued at €3,000, as well as a dedicated tutor.
  • 3rd place will win a full day incubation session worth €1,000 with tutor and innovation manager support.

Winning teams will also be invited on a guided tour of the high-tech labs of The University of Insubria where particles detectors are tested.


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

About the organiser

ComoNExT will be organising the Italian Hackathon. The organisation is a Digital Innovation Hub established in 2010 which now hosts more than 150 tenant businesses including many local startups. As an incubator, ComoNExT is certified by the Ministry of Economic Development and is a member of the SMACT Competence centre.


Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:


The University of Insubria


LIUC – University of Cattaneo


PoliMi – Lecco (Milian Polytechnic University)



Lombardia Aerospace Cluster


Confindustria Como


UniVA - The Union of Industrialists of the Province of Varese