The 4th CASSINI Hackathon: Space for the Financial World, organized by Fondazione E. Amaldi, will be held on the weekend of November 4-6, 2022 at the I3P headquarters in Turin, together with several stakeholders and partners from the national innovation ecosystem.
The competition was launched by the European Commission to stimulate the use of space technologies and will take place simultaneously in 10 other different European locations.
In Turin, the participants of the 4th CASSINI Hackathon will be the protagonists of innovation and prepared for the increasingly dynamic new space sector gaining high-value skills, know-how, experience through an active involvement the Piedmont innovation ecosystem and engagement with international experts from the finance, insurance and space sectors who will support the teams in developing their projects, risk analysis and strategic decisions.
The prizes up for grabs are:
€2,500 for the first place;
€1,500 for the second place;
€1,000 for the third place;
Free tickets to the New Space Economy Expoforum for the winning team.
€10,000 of co-funding to launch your startup (to the winning team selected by the sponsor of the prize, to be assigned only after establishment of the company to support a pre-seed and incubation phase of the startup).
The top 3 teams will also win:
Mentoring packages from ESA BIC Turin, I3P & the Hypatia Research Consortium
A feature in the FeBAF (Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation) newsletter
Support to define use case of public interest from the City of Turin
Sponsorship in the development of a Proof of Concept from Reale Mutua
Participants can be students, young talents and industry professionals, programmers, researchers from accademia and all those who want to engage with the challenges of space and financial innovation.
The "hackers" will have to join in teams, up to a maximum of eight members, and create innovative solutions that can address the challenges of the finance, insurance and investment sector through the use of Galileo satellite navigation and Copernicus Earth Observation data.
Each team will be able to choose one of three available challenges:
#1 - Enabling green and sustainable investment
#2 - Innovating financial tools and technologies
#3 - Advancing global market intelligence
Among the many experts who will take part in the event and offer cutting-edge insights to the participants, there will be:
Tanya Scalia, Innovation & New Space Economy Unit at the Italian Space Agency (ASI);
Mauro Piermaria, Head of Innovation and Space Economy at the Italian Space Agency (ASI);
Michele Castorina, Head of Phi-lab Invest Office at ESA-ESRIN;
Lorenzo Scatena, Secretary General of Fondazione E. Amaldi and ESA Business Applications and ESA InCubed+ Ambassador for Italy;
Elena Deambrogio, Head of the Smart City Unit, European Programme and Innovation at Torino CityLab and member of CTE Next;
Giuseppe Scellato, Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino and President of the Innovative Companies Incubator of Politecnico di Torino (I3P);
Leo Italiano, Senior Consultant at I3P and Program Manager of ESA BIC Turin.
Register now to join the hybrid event and bring your brightest thinking to the 4th CASSINI Hackathon!