Competitions

EU Sparks for Climate

The «EU Sparks for Climate» is a European Commission initiative for the first European Hackathon Championship for citizens and researchers. The Hackathon for Greece and Cyprus will be hosted by the Hellenic FIWARE iHub – AI Catalyst between May 29th and June 1st. The winners will represent the two countries in the finals which will take place in Brussels. More information is available through the Athens Hackathon page. Registration deadline: May 16th. Register through: https://eusparks.eu/  

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The new project of the HSC for “Cloud Computing and Geoinformation System Service” has been contracted

“Cloud Computing and Geoinformation System Service”, the 3rd subproject of the Hellenic Space Center’s Project “Earth Observation Satellite Mission Planning Service”, which was included in the Recovery and Resilience Fund (MIS code TA 5201107), has been contracted to the association of companies “GET-EOfarm”. More information can be found in the official Press Release.

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Open International Invitation to Tender for the development of an EO satellite cluster

The Ministry of Digital Governance implements the National Program of Small Satellites, announcing an Open International Invitation to Tender through the European Space Agency, with a budget of 60 million euros, for the development of an Earth Observation satellite cluster. The Invitation to Tender is part of the revised Microsatellite Program, and the deadline for bids is March 5, 2024.

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Declaration of an Open International Tender for “Cloud-based Geoinformatics System Service”

In the context of the “Earth Observation Satellite Mission Planning Service” Project, which has been recently included in the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF) for Greece (OPS code TA 5201107), the Hellenic Space Center announces an Open International Electronic Tender for a Contract under sub-project (A/A 3) “Cloud-based Geoinformatics System Service”. The documentation of the Tender is available at the following link.

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NASA Space Apps Challenge 2023 

On October 7 and 8, 2023, the NASA Space Apps Challenge, an annual global hackathon will take place. In Greece it will be organized by the Greek NewSpace Society in Piraeus and Thessaloniki. To participate in the hackathon, registration is required, as well as the selection of one of the proposed topics. More information is available through the NSS and the official NASA website.  

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NameExoWorlds 2022 Competition (Greece)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO), the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is launching a contest to name 20 exoplanetary systems to be observed by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The competition, NameExoWorlds 2022, seeks to bring together both professional astronomers and the wider public, giving them the opportunity to name the 20 selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

The proposals will go through a two-step process of selection. First, a national selection panel will select a national candidate and two backup names. Then a final selection committee will consider the candidates proposed by each country and select a name for each ExoWorld.

Proposal deadline: December 11, 2022. Learn more through the announcement and the video of the greek selection panel.

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Galileo Masters Competition

The Galileo Masters is the global innovation competition scouting for cutting-edge solutions using satellite navigation data. From April onwards, with the support of our global space network of more than 89 partners, we are looking for the best GNSS solutions and business cases in the field of e.g. agriculture, healthcare, cyber security, environment.

Application deadline: July 19 2021.

Take a look at this year’s Challenges and Prizes: https://galileo-masters.eu/galileo-prizes/galileo-prize-greece

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Copernicus Masters Competition

The Copernicus Masters is the global innovation competition at the forefront of Earth observation (EO) data utilization. It awards innovators fostering new solutions and concepts that showcase the benefits of the European Copernicus services to our everyday life.

Application deadline: July 19 2021.

Take a look at this year’s Challenges and Prizes: https://copernicus-masters.com/copernicus-prizes/copernicus-prize-greece

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