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International Space University to Organize 4th Cassini Hackathon

The Cassini Hackathon will take place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of November at ISU (France). Credit: ISU

Ibadan, 18 October 2022. – The International Space University (ISU) is organizing the French Edition of the 4th CASSINI Hackathon. The Hackathon will hold from 4-6 November 2022 and is co-organized by the European Commission and EUSPA. It will feature topics related to “Space and the Financial World.”

Participants from France and abroad will work on one of three challenges. The challenges will require the participants to leverage space solutions to contribute to the future of finance, insurance, and investments. The challenges include

  • Enabling green and sustainable investment;
  • Innovating financial tools and technologies;
  • Advancing global market intelligence.

Participants will work on these three challenges with ISU experts from ISU’s Space Policy and Entrepreneurship Lab (SPEL), the ISU incubator and ISU start-ups such as EwoSmart. Attendees will also benefit from the unique expertise and coaching from specialists from different institutions, including the European Space Agency, the French national space agency (CNES), PwC, Karista, ICube-SERTIT and many more. As a result, participating teams will benefit from these specialists’ expertise on-site at the ISU to test and improve their ideas.

The Hackathon is free and open to anyone passionate about entrepreneurship, financial services, space and sustainable development. However, no prior knowledge of all these domains is necessary. To attend and participate in the ISU Hackathon, you are to register for it before 27 October 2022.

The winning teams will receive unique prizes, including:

  • Partial scholarships for the various ISU programmes (MSS and SSP);
  • Free registration for the IAC 2023 in Baku;
  • Access to ISU pre-incubation services in the ISU Incubator.

The organizers will also organize a launch webinar of the Big Idea Campaign on  18 October 2022 at 18:00 CEST. The webinar will introduce the CASSINI Hackathon France and present the work of EwoSmart. Interested persons can register for the webinar here. Further online information sessions before the Hackathon will enable participants to learn how to utilize the EU space technologies to foster innovation in the European financial industry.

Prof. Nicolas Peter, Head of the ISU SPEL, indicates that “participants from the whole of Europe are encouraged to meet in Strasbourg and work on those challenges and network with various experts. It will provide a great opportunity to bridge both the space tech and green tech worlds, and you can also win amazing prizes”.

Interested persons can direct their enquiries here.

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