ActInSpace is a contest invented by CNES (French Space Agency) and organised by CNES and ESA (European Space Agency). New Zealand will be joining over 20 countries participating in the 2018 contest on 25-26 May 2018.
ActInSpace is a two-day hackathon event that brings together entrepreneurs, students, innovators, developers and creative minds to solve real world challenges.
Participants form teams of 2-5 people and have 24 hours to solve one of the challenges provided by the organisers. The challenges all involve finding everyday uses for space-developed technologies or space-acquired data.
A team of technical and business mentors support the teams throughout the 24 hours and a jury of experts judge the start-up ideas, selecting a winning team to represent New Zealand at the international final in Toulouse, France.
The New Zealand ActInSpace event will be held in Christchurch and is organised by CSST in partnership with New Zealand Space Agency. Additional details about the event will be announced in early 2018.
If you are interested in learning more, or becoming involved in ActInSpace in New Zealand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.