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Act in Space 2020 Latvia hackathon edition

Discover the potential of space-based technology and challenge your entrepreneurial self! Build the next major space tech startup!

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED. You'll be coached, advised and encouraged by top technical and business experts transforming your idea into a winning business concept in just 24 hours!

PARTICIPANTS - Everybody interested - health care specialists, students, programmers, marketing experts and others. It could be your team that wins the grand prize, builds a world famous startup and changes the world for the better with space tech!

 

ABOUT

Act In Space is a 24hr non-stop hackathon format created by the CNES (French National Space Agency) and the ESA - European Space Agency that runs worldwide every 2 years. Each participating country organizes a national hackathon whose winner will participate in the international final. This FACEBOOK EVENT is dedicated for teams in Latvia who will have a chance to present their ideas in the global Act in Space finale.

Space Based solutions cover a wide spectrum of sectors - healthcare, aerospace, AI, telecommunications, logistics, etc.

THE PROCESS

  • From November 13 - 14 participants will be solving challenges chosen from the global Act in Space list.
  • Teams of 5 people each, will be mentored by different field experts with a goal to develop a prototype.

CHALLENGES & REGISTRATION - actinspace.org

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!

  • The team from Latvia will win a ticket to Toulouse to present further their prototype/idea concept there. This will give the opportunity to compete with teams from other countries in the grand finale and get some of the grand prizes listed below.

THE GRAND FINALE PRIZES

  • #AIS2020 GRAND PRIZE - Have you ever dreamt of free floating in the air like an astronaut? Win your ticket for the weightless experience on the Airbus A310 Zero G!
  • Airbus entrepreneurship prize - Winners of the Airbus Entrepreneurship Prize receive €100,000 of satellite-derived data from the Airbus OneAtlas digital platform.
  • Airbus innovation prize - Win a flight training session on an A320 simulator and visit a satellite integration room and 3D facilities.
  • Suez Environment prize - Discover the key role played by water in the environment protection, discover SUEZ’s behind-the-scenes!
  • And many other amazing prizes!

MENTORS
Field experts in IT, Electronics, Environment surveillance, Business Development and Latvian Space Agency (LAIK) members. Also, there will be access to international experts from abroad. Names TBC.

Due to the global scope, event will be primarily held in English.

PROGRAMME – detailed plan will be announced soon. We'll start at 18 PM on November 13th Riga, Latvia time.

ORGANIZERS & SUPPORTERS
The Latvian edition hackathon is organized by Latvijas Investīciju un attīstības aģentūra - LIAA, Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija, LAIK - Latvijas Kosmosa Industrijas Asociācija. We are supported by European Regional Development Funding and RTU - Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte.