Hackathon Portugal
  • #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?

The CASSINI Hackathon Portugal was organised by IPN – Instituto Pedro Nunes, the coordinator of ESA Space Solutions Portugal.

Joining this hackathon was an extraordinary opportunity to meet the team and engage with the space community in Portugal!

Each team taking part in our hackathon received a special participant kit full of goodies for the weekend.

Expert Mentoring

Teams participating in the CASSINI Hackathon Portugal had access to business and technical experts from our community. 


The winning team have access to 3 months of virtual incubation at IPN Incubator.

About the organiser

IPN – Instituto Pedro Nunes, is a private non-profit organisation created in 1991 by the University of Coimbra, which promotes innovation and technology transfer by connecting business to academia.

Since 2014, IPN coordinates ESA Space Solutions Portugal, a “one-stop-shop” for space opportunities and repurposing of space technology. By exploiting space know-how to create new applications we can bring space down to Earth!


Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon was supported by the following sponsors and partners:


Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity that provides transversal support to communities in the social, health, education and pastoral spheres, in five districts in the Center region. It currently focuses its intervention on the search for innovative and economically sustainable strategies, which allow the provision of quality responses, suited to emerging needs, maintaining humanism, professionalism and technical and scientific rigor as a focus.


Coimbra Funtional Fitness is a gym that promotes functional fitness, combining a set of services:

  • Functional activity evaluation
  • Individual design training
  • Personal training
  • WOD – group training
  • Kids & Teens training
  • Remote coaching

The Intermunicipal Community of Coimbra Region has been testing a new approach to regional development based on a supra-municipal strategy which, allows for stronger intervention on economic, social and cultural agents, in order to enhance the Region's values and to assert it in a national context.


In line with the UC's mission as defined in article 2 of its Statutes, the IIIUC promotes interdisciplinary research and advanced training, promoting the fertile crossing between areas of knowledge and the aggregation of teams, in order to ensure the capacity for international affirmation of the UC's scientific research, and collaborates in the implementation of the UC's strategic decisions on R&D matters.


The NEI/AAC is a member of the AAC which aims to represent the students of Informatics Engineering and Design and Multimedia at the University of Coimbra, members of AAC. One of the fundamental principles of NEI is to enrich the experience of students from the Department of Informatics Engineering during their stay at the University of Coimbra at different levels. With this objective in mind, the NEI regularly organizes Cultural, Sport, Recreational and Training activities, publicizes and supports the organization of other events and promotes different spaces for free use.


Portugal Space is a private, non-profit organisation, created by the Portuguese Government, as the most modern space agency in the world. The Agency’s primary purpose is to promote and strengthen Space in Portugal, its ecosystem and value chain, for the benefit of society and economy in the country and worldwide. Portugal Space acts as a business and development unit for universities, research entities and companies, as stated in the Portugal Space 2030 Strategy, approved in 2018.