On 24th – 26th April an online Copernicus Hackathon Sofia 2020 is going to be held with main topic Space Hacking of COVID-19. The event is part of the International Space Week and is organized by the Risk Space Transfer – Technology Transfer Office (RST-TTO), a member of the Copernicus Relay network.
Sofia Tech Park is co-organizer of the online hackathon, which was originally planned to be held in the Science and Technology Park. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the importance of research and emerging technologies in crisis situations. Therefore, the ambition of the organizers is, despite the difficulties and unusual situation, to contribute to overcoming the crisis by “hacking COVID-19 through space technology”. The purpose of the hackathon will be through the knowledge and skills of Bulgarian specialists in the field of information technology, physics, mathematics, earth sciences and more, to contribute by developing new ideas, products or services focused on the main strands of the Copernicus program.
In addition to the three initially identified challenges of the teams, three new topics related to the impact of the pandemic and the use of Earth observation technologies are added:
Participants can also suggest their own theme.
Interesting prizes will be provided for the winners in Hakaton. The first place winner will receive one year of training at Copernicus Accelerator. In addition to this grand prize, additional prizes from the sponsors will be awarded, such as a visit to the European Space Agency, a subscription to cloud services through the DIAS Satellite Data Centers, as well as promotional prizes and cash prizes.
An Info session will be held on April 15th. The lecturers will hold an online video conference (webinar) where potential participants will have the opportunity to receive additional information about the upcoming goals and objectives of the Copernicus program, access to Sentinel satellite data.
Dear friends, we invite you to take part actively in the virtual Copernicus Hackathon Sofia 2020.
For more information and registration : https://hackathon.rst-tto.com/
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