Fasten your seatbelts as the 5th CASSINI Hackathon is about to take off!

Fasten your seatbelts as the 5th CASSINI Hackathon is about to take off!

The global security environment is becoming more contested, complex, and interconnected. As armed conflicts and civil wars re-emerge in the EU’s neighbourhood, new and unconventional security threats have emerged or grown stronger, in an increasingly interconnected world.

In the face of increased global instability, the EU needs to take more responsibility for its security and increase its capacity to act autonomously.

In the 5th edition of the CASSINI Hackathons, innovative go-getters are invited to develop new concepts, products, or services that positively impact the European defence and security sector.

Space data, information, and signals can enable novel and unique solutions for cross-terrain mobility and logistics, maritime threat intelligence, and infrastructure network resiliency. We challenge participants to innovate with earth observation data from Copernicus and satellite positioning and navigation services from Galileo & EGNOS. On top of that, we encourage participants to develop solutions with cybersecurity in mind from the start.

#EUSpace to strengthen Europe’s defence and security 

Cross-Terrain mobility 

This challenge is looking for trailblazers to develop innovative concepts or design new products and services that enable cross-terrain mobility for defence forces, emergency response team and humanitarian aid forces in a variety of weather conditions. 

Making the seas more secure

Tomorrow’s innovators are tasked with developing innovative concepts and designing new products or services to strengthen maritime intelligence against direct security threats and organised and environmental crime.

Watch this: EU Space Programme synergies for maritime emergencies

Protecting our critical infrastructure 

This challenge calls on participants to develop novel solutions that assess the risk of disruption to critical infrastructure and plan mitigation and recovery scenarios. 

It’s time to show off your originality by developing viable solutions that will enhance the competencies of the EU’s defence and security. The hackathon is open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship, the defence industry, and EU Space technologies.

The 5th CASSINI Hackathon will take place simultaneously across 10 different locations on 24-26 March 2023.

Click here for more information.

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