The CASSINI Hackathon Latvia took place on 5-7 Nov 2021!
Participants leveraged #EUSpace data & signals to understand and protect the Arctic region. Participants put their skills to the test and tackled one of the three challenges under the theme of Connecting the Arctic.
- Safe passage at sea
- Life on land
- Caring for our wildlife
The CASSINI Hackathon Latvia was organised in Riga to explore how EU Space data could be used to Connect the Arctic and protect its wildlife. This hackathon was a virtual event.
Teams were presented with 3 challenges that tested their creative skills and imagination from the very first brainstorm. They used data from Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS to imagine game-changing solutions and won career-changing prizes along the way!
Founding for development
The top teams of the CASSINI Hackathon Latvia received up to €2,000 and valuable mentoring sessions with industry professionals:
- 1st place at the Latvian Hackathon won €1,800 for development and €200 for marketing
- 2nd place won €950 for development and a 15-hour business development mentoring session
- 3rd place won €750
The top 3 teams across all hackathons were awarded an additional 100 hours of expert mentoring.
The following experts mentored the teams over the hackathon weekend:
Green and Smart Technology Cluster is a cooperation network made up of SMEs and the institutions of education, research and business support in Latvia. The organisation brings together more than 70 members and is the only cluster in Latvia where members can meet to discuss green mobility, renewable resources, energy efficiency, space technologies and other related topics.
This hackathon was supported by the following sponsors and partners:
Engineering Research Institute “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (VIRAC)
Kurzemes Business Incubator
Latvian Startup Association
RTU (Riga Technical University) Design Factory