SpaceHack is a hackathon, a collaborative event meant to combine the expertise and skills of space and non-space talents in a collective entrepreneurial action. The scope of participating teams is to design innovative concepts that explore the near future potentials of the new space industry.
The hackathon is structured as a team competition of 24hours over three days (3x8hrs) with the support of domain experts and coaches. It is open to international university/doctoral students, professionals, researchers.
SpaceHack hackathon will take place virtually from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November 2021.
Before the hackathon, three pre-event webinars will be organized:
After the hackathon competition, a ceremony (hybrid mode) will take place on the 18th November 2021 5h30PM to 8PM to present the final projects in front of a jury of experts and select the hackathon winners.
The hackathon is open to space-related professionals and university/doctoral students in the following fields: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), Business, Medical, Design, Legal, Behavioral sciences.
We are inviting you to participate in a structured space tech initiative on the basis of formalised space industry challenges of tomorrow.
With your team, you will contribute to designing the future Lunar settlement foundations.
The SpaceHack is an initiative that uses serious game methodologies to build a collective entrepreneurial action to explore concrete research topics of the space industry.
Most of all, what is interesting in the hackathon is the opportunity of multidisciplinary experiential learning in entrepreneurship and innovation management. In a nutshell, participants will foster and enforce entrepreneurial & innovation practices.
Moreover, you will have the chance to:
The online registration for the hackathon is on an individual basis, but to participate it is essential to have a team of max 5 people. See the next question about how to create a team.
Participation is free of charge.
Since a multidisciplinary team is suggested for a better performance, we will arrange a matchmaking process before the event to combine profiles with different backgrounds:
During the third pre-event webinar, you will be invited to join in real time a web app where you will be able to meet the registered participant and find the best profiles to join your team.
Before the hackathon, three pre-event webinars will be organized. The aim of the webinars is to get to know the hackathon process and rules, explore space topics and challenges with experts and to create your team for the hackathon competition.
The following topics will be treated during webinars:
During the 24hrs hackathon you and your team will work on only one of the proposed challenges, that you will choose before the event.
The challenge topics are listed in the SpaceHack website.
SpaceHack2021 hackathon will run in a virtual mode.
Participants will coordinate remotely with team members and coaches, and will participate in online workshops.
The hackathon will take place from 12th to 14th November 2021.
1h00 PM Friday 12th Nov: Event launch (virtual)
From Friday 12th Nov 2h00 PM to Sunday 14th Nov 5h00 PM: Hackathon
Deadline to upload the final project: Sunday 14th Nov 5hPM
Final ceremony: Thursday 18th November at 6PM – hybrid mode
During the hackathon your team will have to design a concept solution for the chosen space challenge and submit your project proposal.
Several industry experts and professionals representing the most relevant actors of the Luxembourg space and tech innovation ecosystem and research institutions from the Greater Region will coach the participants. After the hackathon, a jury of space expert professionals will evaluate the projects and award the best ones.
You will receive at the hackathon launch an indicative process to guide your project under 3 development phases. 3 project check-points/reviews will be operated by the coaches (Day 1 after 6-8hrs: Concept pitch, Day 2: Solution design review, Day 3: Solution Pitch).
1st Prize: The winning team receives support for concept prototyping within a Concurrent Design Facility. In the 3 months following the hackathon the team will get coaching sessions by selected coaches & experts to deliver a Project Design Report including a detailed executable use case, road map, and strategic plan of a lunar colony.
300€ voucher per team member
2nd Prize: 200€ voucher per team member
3rd Prize: 100€ voucher per team member
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