Copernicus Hackathon

Copernicus Hackathon Copernicus Hackathon
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    Maria Tammelin Gleerup
    DTU Skylab Diplomvej, building 373A 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Danmark
    phone: +45 61695504

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    Hackathon, Copernicus

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Calling all coders, students, researchers, start-ups, designers, storytellers, problem solvers..! Bring new ideas and concepts to life with free and open space data. Create impact solutions and solve societal challenges. The Copernicus Hackathon is coming to Denmark in 2019 as a part of DTU’s Open Innovation Sprint Fall Programme. Go on a creative expedition and join us for an inspiring, challenging and fun sprint!

The aim of the hackathon is to develop new applications based on Copernicus Earth observation (EO) data and services. Copernicus Hackathons will give people all over Europe the chance to come together and explore many application fields here on Earth with free and open space data from Copernicus.

How does it work?

The hackathon is an intense event where participants from a diverse range of backgrounds and with expertise in a variety of fields collaborate in small teams over the course of a weekend. The teams will then work on developing prototypes (simple proof of concept) using open data from the Copernicus programme. See what you have to deliver here.

Ultimately, the Copernicus Hackathon will conclude with a festive awesome grand finals event a week after, where the winners are announced.

Qualified projects will be further supported by the organising partners in time to come. Read more about the vast array of opportunities here.

What is Copernicus?

Copernicus is the European Union’s revolutionary Earth Observation and Monitoring programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all European citizens. Thanks to a variety of technologies, from satellites in space to measurement systems on the ground, in the sea and in the air, Copernicus delivers operational data and information services openly and freely in a wide range of application areas, such as:

Who can join?

To participate you must be of legal age and resident of one of the Copernicus participating countries (EU Member States + Norway and Iceland). Otherwise, CopHack is open and free for all: E.g. students from higher educations, researchers, start-ups and corporates.

It is free to participate in the hackathon and meals and drinks will be provided at all events. Participants are expected to cover own travel and accommodation expenses.  

What if I’m not a space scientist?

Don’t worry! Come as you are! You just need to be enthusiastic and passionate. You will be supported by experienced data experts and business coaches that are eager to share their knowledge and ideas with you. Check out our mentors here. By the way, did you know, that multidisciplinary teams usually create the best solutions?