The European Space Week will be THE event for European Space in 2017 fostering interactions between the space and the digital community. For the second year in a row Garage48 will kick off the week-long event by organizing a hackathon , this year with amazing partners on board
we welcome you to
Garage48 SpaceTech: Integrated Applications hackathon
The event is a one-of-a-kind gathering of engineers, developers, designers, scientists and experts eager to explore the possibilities of space technology and to brainstorm ideas on how to apply them here, on Earth. We are excited to present our amazing line-up of partners leading the ten hackathon streams:
ESA (European Space Agency)
Isn’t the European Space Agency a bunch of astronauts and rocket scientists? What does ESA have to do with hackathons and building services? A lot! From space, our planet’s atmosphere, land, and water can be monitored for multiple application fields. ESA is responsible for the satellites of the European Copernicus programme which is doing exactly that. And ESA is also very interested in making Earth Observation data more and more popular, also for those who have not yet discovered their usefulness for enriching apps and services. It’s a chance to make the resulting information accessible to a broad audience and create value in the process!
Technology available: ESA will provide an API that will contain access to Earth Observation data, in particular to those from the Copernicus programme. The geographical area to be used is the Baltic States and the surrounding waterways.
GSA (European GNSS Agency)
When was the last time you used a satellite? Likely, not more than 5 minutes ago. Positioning is a core asset of our lives and society as we know it. Yet, because space technology is somehow remote, we tend to forget what enables us to position ourselves, our means of transport or any other asset we may want to track: satellite navigations systems such as GPS, Galileo or Glonass.
Galileo - the European Global Navigation Satellite System - is now operational and is delivering live services to the Geo-IoT community.
This year GSA is joining Garage48 SpaceTech, looking for pioneers and passionate coders who want to shape the future of Location-Based Services (LBS) and Geo-IoT, and discover how Galileo satellites can help transform ideas into reality!
Join the hackathon, showcase your skills, connect with the Geo-IoT app-dev community, gain a competitive advantage for your future projects and win great prizes for you and your team.
Technology available: Galileo enabled hardware with GNSS raw measurements to play with.
The evolution of small satellites has made space technology more accessible to the private sector and entrepreneurs. Advances in the miniaturization of electronic components and breakthroughs in space technology have enabled small satellites (10x10x10cm and multiples of) to perform a wide variety of operations with ever increasing efficiency and ease. Small satellite missions range from, but are not limited to: earth observation, telecommunications, demonstrating new spacecraft technologies and even asteroid mining.
ESTCube is the team behind the first Estonian satellite launched to space in 2013. At the hackathon, they would be responsible for helping you integrate the hardware components into your ideas. The technical mentors will be helping out with all IoT solutions, extra points if you choose to integrate with other satellite data streams.
Technology available: ESTCube will be responsible for all the hardware equipment at the event. The list will be announced soon.
The hackathon challenge:
Come up with exciting ideas,
use different elements from different streams to
create integrated solutions and meet like-minded people
to explore and learn about the possibilities of space technology.
4 main themes:
10 focus domains:
1. Games (Galileo, Copernicus, social media)
2. Agriculture (Galileo, Copernicus, hardware)
3. Security (Galileo, Copernicus)
a. Boarder protection
b. Crisis management
4. IoT applications (Galileo, hardware, social media)
a. Smart cities
5. Public services / e-Governance (Copernicus, Galileo, social media)
7. Environmental Protection
9. Mapping; Surveying
10. Other topics out of the box
Is the application integrating different elements from different hackathon streams to create an original application/product? Is the application making use of space technology and data?
Progress and potential of the team
Has the project advanced significantly during the 48 hours? How well did the team work together? Is the team ready to take on the challenge?
Product and business potential
Is the demonstrated part polished, visually appealing, easy and enjoyable to use? Is there a potential market demand/customer base?
Is the solution completed or could be feasibly completed? Does the final presentation make clear of what has been built and what is the future vision?
1. Learn about the European flagship space programs Galileo and Copernicus, get access and learn about the data available and put it in use immediately.
2. Engage with like-minded people, work with expert mentors who are working hands-on in the European space field.
3. Come up with new and exciting software and hardware solutions with a clear benefit to the end-user
4. Win appealing and exciting prizes
5. Have FUN - every hackathon is chance to make new friends while building something exciting!
Prepare and get inspired for the hackathon with the pre-event webinar on October the 18th.
The webinar will include: short intro to Garage48 & detailed description of the technology ESA and GSA are bringing to the hack. They will also announce their special prizes!
Of course, all participants can ask questions.
Don't miss out and register here: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED52DA87894A3E
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