Hackathon Slovakia

Hack with a purpose at the CASSINI Hackathon Slovakia 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 Slovakia 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! Choose one of the three locations: Bratislava, Zilina or Kosice.

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!


Valuable programmes 

The winning teams of the CASSINI Hackathon Slovakia will receive valuable prizes:

  • 1st place will receive €3,000
  • 2nd place will receive €1,500
  • 3rd place will receive €500

The top teams will also receive:

  • A night at Laboratory of Cosmic Physics on Lomnický štít – one of the highest peaks in Slovakia
  • 15 hours of business and technical mentoring from SARIO
  • An opportunity to pitch the idea in front of the Slovak VC community
  • An opportunity to pitch the idea to the Slovak Space Incubator
  • 3 years of free membership in Slovak Aerospace Cluster
  • Legal consultancy from SCHIN & MAJDÚCH Legal


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

Discover the Hackathon with the Big Ideas Campaign

Excited about the upcoming Hackathon? Learn more at our info sessions and workshops that will equip you with all the tools you need to succeed. You’ll also have the chance to meet other hackers who have signed up for the hackathon and form your team!

October 25 Monday
17:00 CEST (Central Hub)
October 26 Tuesday
17:00 CEST (Central Hub)
18:00 CEST (Central Hub)
October 27 Wednesday
17:00 CEST (Central Hub)
18:00 CEST (Central Hub)
October 28 Thursday
17:00 CEST (Central Hub)
18:00 CEST (Central Hub)
Meet our mentors

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

Michal Csonga
Michal Csonga
Head of Strategy, 0100 Ventures
Ján Čegiň
Ján Čegiň
Research assistant, Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies
Michal Kompan
Doc. Ing. Michal Kompan, PhD
Expert researcher, Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies
Matúš Bakoň
Ing. Matúš Bakoň, PhD.
Founder & CEO, insar.sk s.r.o.
Radovan Hilbert
RNDr. Radovan Hilbert
Director of Business Development, YMS, a.s.
Peter Pastorek
Mgr. Peter Pastorek
GIS - specialist, Professional Officer at Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Šimon Mackovjak
Dr. Šimon Mackovjak
Scientist, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Peter Stražovec
Peter Stražovec
Founder of Payout and BeeSafe companies and Midnight Nature non profit
Yasunori Yamazaki
Yasunori Yamazaki
Chief Evangelist, Axelspace Corporation
Michal Girmala
Michal Girmala
Head of Remote Sensing and Data Processing Department, PHOTOMAP
About the organiser

The Slovak Space Office will be organising the CASSINI Hackathon Slovakia this time around. The SSO is a joint project of the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport of the Slovak Republic. 

The Industrial Branch at SARIO is in charge of developing the Slovak space ecosystem and bilateral international cooperation. Because of this, the organisation represents the perfect organiser for the Slovakian Hackathon this time around.


Sponsors / Partners

This hackathon is supported by the following sponsors and partners:


Slovak Academy of Sciences – Institute of Experimental Physics 


0100 Ventures


Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia



aerospace cluster

Slovak Aerospace Cluster 








Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies



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