The 4th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for the Financial World
4 - 6 November 2022
Starts at 15:00
Finance & Space Data: It’s a match! The financial services industry as a facilitator of global economic activity is among the most important industries to create a more sustainable future. Satellite data, on the other hand, is key to understanding global environmental and social conditions. As such, the use of satellite data in financial decision making can play a key role in aligning the sector with social and environmental concerns and creating new and innovative products. Let’s use this potential!
Join the German chapter in Frankfurt, the financial capital of Europe. Be part of this EU-initiated mega hackathon, meet inspiring people, develop meaningful solutions, and win great prizes, out of a €10,000 prize pool. On-site at at TechQuartier or remote: Get your ideas to the next level!
To help your team navigate the intricacies of satellite data and the financial services space we have a great group of industry experts that will support you.
Friday, 4 November (all times CET):
Saturday, 5 November (all times CET):
Sunday, 6 November (all times CET):
You will also have the chance to meet several exciting startups at the hackathon that are shaping the future of sustainable finance. Get inspired by their stories, find out if you can collaborate, and learn how to turn your idea into a business.
Ecolytiq enables banks and financial institutions to offer their customers environmental footprinting as well as personalized impact offsetting and ESG investments.
U Impact’s mission is using data to mobilise capital towards sustainability.
The firm aims to transform sustainable investment by making it accessible to everyone, while helping improve sustainable investment products through behavioral analytics.
MARA.earth boosts projects working towards a more sustainable, biodiverse, and better-balanced world through geodata and visualization to inspire and report.
We lined up powerful partnerships with established industry leaders, and top universities and are currently developing price packages that will make you win! As we move closer to the event, more details and potentially more prizes will be available.
CASSINI, the Competitive Space Startups for Innovation Initiative, is the initiator of this series of mega hackathons. It is part of a broad effort to support space entrepreneurship for a digital and sustainable Europe.
N3XTCODER joins a second time as local organiser in Germany to explore the application of space data in different industries.
As a way to offer concrete solutions that address current challenges in the financial industry, the hackathon focuses on three key areas. Work with a large, well-curated selection of Space Data and create new ideas, concepts or applications in the following domains:
With a wide range of data including geospatial data from Copernicus, provided by Sobloo, an established data and information access service (DIAS), we have a powerful setup to work with the data and explore new exciting applications efficiently.
European Space Agency (ESA)
European Union's Earth Observation Programme (Copernicus)
Additional Data Sets
Skills such as data analytics, software development, engineering, space tech, design & digital product management are highly appreciated. Remember: diversity makes a winning team!
The German chapter of the 4th CASSINI Hackathon is organised by N3XTCODER. The Berlin-based impact tech hub is the first institution to host the local edition of the EU-initiated mega-hackathon for a second time.
N3XTCODER enables impact-driven projects to leverage digital solutions for their continued success. Drawing on a solid track-record of projects and an ever-growing ecosystem of partners, coders, designers, product experts, and entrepreneurs, bringing 21st-century knowledge, skills, and talent to the table.
In 2021, the German winner, Polar Bearings made it to the 2nd place in the pan-European final. The dedicated, international team built a prototype of an AI-powered Arctic navigation app that offers safe and optimised route planning for terrestrial vehicles over icy terrain – in only three days!
For me the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon “Connecting the Arctic”, co-organised by N3XTCODER was a great experience: I found a really motivated and skilled team (Polar Bearings), had a great time, expanded my professional network, and in the end, we won the 2nd prize Europe wide out of more than 70 teams!
When can I register for the hackathon at the latest?
Are there any project ideas that are available to join or do I need to come with my own idea?
Can I join a team with my friends who are participating in the same hackathon but are registered at different locations?
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Can I approach a mentor of another location (local hub), because the mentor has the desired professional background?
I didn't attend the Big Ideas Campaign (BIC). Was attendance mandatory?
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Do I need to be available throughout the entire hackathon, or can I take a break for some time to attend to other personal matters?
I am joining a team with a group of friends remotely. Is it necessary for all members to be registered for the hackathon even if one of us can be the liaison between the group and organisers?
I am unable to participate in this hackathon. Will there be similar future hackathons?
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