Faculty of Geodesy organize regional Copernicus hackathon event for Croatia and Slovenia in Zagreb on October 23rd – 24th as a part of wider Copernicus promotion activity which we conduct in frame of our Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relay activities in Croatia.
Hackathon will be held in two categories: PROFESSIONAL, intended for experts from the economy, scientists, researchers, innovators and students, which is also the official category of competitions and can be attended by persons over the age of 18 and PUPIL Category, intended for secondary school students which will be organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education.
The wider goals of this undertaking are to bring together business, academy and governmental stakeholder, raise their sensibility and knowledge on EO and Copernicus especially, promote Copernicus and other EU space programs, identify EO potentials in the region, establish stronger links among the stakeholders, foster development of business sector and EO uptake and create environment for regular organization of Copernicus hackathons and conferences.
The specific goals are to mobilize EO capacities in the Croatia and Slovenia, bring them together and provide support in their undertakings and development trough organization of hackathon, introduce them with EU programs which support development of EO sector (Copernicus Masters, Copernicus Accelerator, Copernicus Incubator, …).
Hackathon will be organized in the premises of Srce (University Computer Center) according to the program that will be published on the website. The competition will last two days, while award ceremony will be organized under the Copernicus conference on October 25th, also in the premises of Srce.
The program begins with the opening sesion and keynote lectures, after that, the contestants organize themselves in teams and choose the topic they for the innovative technological solution, application. Then, the hacking part starts, the time (day / night) foreseen for the implementation of the application. Official end of hacking is on evening of the second day when applicants will present their solutions, and the jury will determine the winners on the basis of presentations and realized ideas
All contestants will receive access to Copernicus program data (DIAS) and support of mentor during the event itself. The winning team in Professional category will get a seat in the Copernicus Accellerator program , while winners in the Pupil category and different thematic areas will receive other valuable awards that will be posted on the website. Throughout the event, participants will be provided with food, drinks and accompanying programs. Participation is free of charge to all contestants, and travel and accommodation costs will be covered for participants outside Zagreb..