CASSINI Hackathon Portugal

Join The CASSINI Hackathon Portugal on 12-14 May 2022!

Use #EUSpace data & signals to build sustainable solutions to global issues while reshaping the travel & tourism industry for a better future.

Put your skills to the test and tackle one of three unique challenges to help create a resilient and digitally oriented tourism industry. Let's (Re)Visit Europe in style.

  1. Find sustainable destinations
  2. Experiencing cities and cultures
  3. Exploring nature with care
Get involved
Get involved

Join the CASSINI Hackathon Portugal in Coimbra and explore how to use #EUSpace data & signals to preserve & promote some of the best cultural experiences in Europe.

Use satellite positioning to locate leading tourist sites like the Conimbriga Roman Ruins and the historic University of Coimbra while using augmented reality to highlight unique points of interest.

Use geospatial information and satellite positioning technology to deliver detailed information on famous walking sites like the Bussaco Forest, to help safeguard its nature with care while allowing visitors to enjoy its delights for years to come.

Using #EUSpace data, you can help safeguard many of the delights Portugal has to offer while promoting them to a new generation of travellers.
 

Prizes

  • €1,000 to purchase services and materials
  • 3-Month mentorship to help develop business idea and concept worth €600
  • 3-Month virtual incubation worth €150
  • 6-Hours community engagement networking worth €300

Mentoring

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

Meet our experts

Gain cutting-edge insights from some of the brightest minds in the business

Ana Vaz
Ana Vaz
Innovation manager, ESA Space Solutions Portugal
Ana Alves
Ana Alves
Innovation Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Bruno Teixeira
Bruno Teixeira
Executive Director, Geonatour
Carla Duarte
Carla Duarte
Innovation Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Clara Luxo
Clara Luxo
Innovation Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Cristiana Peres
Cristiana Peres
F6S/SpaceHubsNetwork
Daniela Pinheiro
Daniela Pinheiro
Innovation Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Hugo Amaro
Hugo Amaro
Programmer Analyst, AI & Blockchain Expert, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Joan Alabart
Joan Alabart
Industrial Relations and Projects Officer, Portuguese Space Agency
Jorge Pimenta
Jorge Pimenta
Innovation Director, Instituto Pedro Nunes
José Ricardo Aguilar
José Ricardo Aguilar
Head of Legal Legal & IP expert, Instituto Pedro Nunes
José Rodrigues
José Rodrigues
Business Developer, Sales, Strategy Expert, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Luís Faria
Luís Faria
Innovation Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Pedro Lacerda
Pedro Lacerda
Planetary Scientist, ESA Space Solutions Portugal
Pedro Resende
Pedro Resende
Founder CEO, OWL - Our Watch Leads
Rui Nuno Castro
Rui Nuno Castro
Founder, Smart City Concierge
Sandra Soares
Sandra Soares
Entrepreneurship Teacher, EHTC – Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Coimbra
Tiago Cordeiro
Tiago Cordeiro
Product Manager, Spotlite
Mónica Ferreira, Project Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Mónica Ferreira
Project Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Ana Jegundo, Project Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Ana Jegundo
Project Manager, Instituto Pedro Nunes
Elsa Marinho, Tourist technician, Intermunicipal Community of the Coimbra Region
Elsa Marinho
Tourism Technician, Intermunicipal Community of the Coimbra Region
Gonçalo Gomes, Head of Tourism Investment Support Unit, Turism of Portugal
Gonçalo Gomes
Head of Tourism Investment Support Unit, Turism of Portugal
Brígida Silva Mateus, Senior Investment Manager & Entrepreneurship Support, Municipality of Coimbra
Brígida Silva Mateus
Senior Investment Manager & Entrepreneurship Support, Municipality of Coimbra
Paulo Santos, Business Incubation & Acceleration Director, IPN Incubator
Paulo Santos
Business Incubation & Acceleration Director, IPN Incubator
About the organiser

This edition, the hackathon in Portugal will be organised by Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN). IPN is a private non-profit association with a mission to promote innovation and technology transfer, alongside establishing a strong link between scientific and technological environments.

IPN has expertise in several complementary areas. Headquartered in Coimbra, it also runs 6 laboratories, a training department, an innovation department, an incubator programme and more. IPN sits at the forefront of the convergence between innovative start-ups, tech entrepreneurs and space solutions.

www.ipn.pt

 

The CASSINI Hackathon Portugal will take place at IPN's offices: Rua Pedro Nunes, Edifício D 3030-199 Coimbra. You can choose to participate physically (on-site) or virtually (from home).

Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:

Partner
CIM Região de Coimbra - Territorial 
management and tourism
CMC
Partner
Municipality of Coimbra
Partner
EHTC – Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Coimbra
Partner
F6S - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Partner

iiiUC – UC Space University – Research Centre

Partner
IPN Incubator - Tech-based 
entrepreneurship
Partner
Núcleo de Estudantes de Informática da Associação Académica de Coimbra - Students’ association
Partner
Portugal Space - Portuguese space 
agency
Partner
Turismo Centro de Portugal - Tourism 
promotion