The 4th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for the Financial World
4 - 6 November 2022
Starts at 15:00 CEST
TechQuartier, Frankfurt (Main) & Remote
The financial services industry as a facilitator of global economic activity is among the most important industries to create a more sustainable future. At the same time, satellite data form the basis to measure and understand global environmental and social conditions.
As a result satellite data will play a key role in decision-making in the financial world and beyond. The fast-growing space industry and its data enable new and innovative products and services.
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.
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.
Your idea at the hackathon looks promising and you want to pursue it further? You will have the unique opportunity to interact with a group of startups.
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!
Stay updated with our hackathon agenda. As the launching date gets closer, we will announce access links to our online events.
Before the Hackathon Weekend takes place, you will have the chance to attend the "Big Ideas Campaign". This is a series of free webinars, providing insights into the EU's Space Data program, current challenges the European financial sector is challenging and how sustainable solutions can help reach Europe's climate goals!
Big Ideas Campaign:
We have partnered with wonderful institutions to provide financial and professional support for your participation.