Nasa’s Space Apps Challenge: in Turin the second edition of the hackathon focused on space
On 29 and 30 April 2017, for the second consecutive year, Turin will host the Space Apps Challenge, the 48-hour hackathon promoted by NASA across the world that brings together scientists, designers, artists, entrepreneurs, students and enthusiasts to develop innovative solutions to address the global challenges for life on Earth and in space. The event will take place simultaneously at I3P, the incubator of the polytechnic University of Turin, and in 172 cities around the world.
Part of the international initiative Open Government Partnership, the Space Apps Challenge involves people with transversal skills in the realization of projects focused on space. The theme of this year’s edition is “the Earth”, a complex and dynamic system. With the Space Apps Challenge, Nasa intends to involve all participants in the hackathon in finding out something more about the world we live in, predicting the future processes on our Planet.
The Space Apps Challenge will start on Saturday 29 April at 9:30 with the introduction of the mentors and the jury. Subsequently, the teams will start to work and develop their projects, supported by the mentors. This phase may go on all night until Sunday afternoon, when the projects will have to be presented to the local jury and published on the online platform to be able to participate in the global challenge. The event in Turin is co-organized by Treatabit, the pre-incubation programme of I3P for digital startups, in collaboration with Tyvak International, I3P, Leaf Space, HKN Polito, Jetop and Alta Scuola Politecnica.