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ActInSpace Germany || An international innovation contest lead by CNES and ESA


In the 2018 edition of Act in Space, three German cities are set to go head-to-head with dozens of other locations around the world.

This is why we’re looking for pioneers and passionate coders who want to shape the future with innovative ideas using data from space. If you’re up for a weekend full of fun, food, and great prizes, why not throw in with Berlin, Munich or Darmstadt to help determine Germany’s winning city in 2018?

We believe bringing smart and talented people together is the key to creating new technologies and solving the challenges of the future. The use of space data will transform the world in the coming decade, and this is your chance to join this movement.

Show off your skills, solve problems, and make a difference!


Event's organizers

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ActInSpace's prizes in Germany

Travel to the Toulouse Space Show 2018

Travel for the Overall German Winner Team for the participation at the international final evaluation event in Toulouse, France.

Our sponsors

National partner

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About the event

The event will take place in the new technology- and founder center HUB31 in Darmstadt, Hilpertstraße 31.



Program for ActInSpace Darmstadt

Friday, 25.05.2018

11:30 – 12:00 Arrival / Registration

12:00 – 12:30 Welcome speeches:

Sascha Heising, FabSpace 2.0,

Dr. Frank Zimmermann ESA BIC Darmstadt

Nicole Pinto City of Darmstadt

Welcoming Messages from CNES,ESA,ESA BIC Sud France (video)

12:30 – 12:45 Satellites for Earth Applications (by Bayzidul Islam)

12:45 – 13:00 Coffee Break

13:00 – 13:30 Keynote (by Mariella Spada / ESA)

13:30 – 15:00 Teambuilding and challenge selection

15:00 – 16:30 KICK-OFF - Challenges begin

16:30 – 19:00 Space Experts and Coaches Briefing

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

20:00 – 20:30 Activity Session

20:30 – Open End (Happy hacking)


Saturday, 26.5.2018

0:00 – 09:00 Happy Hacking

09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 - 10:30 Happy hacking

10:30 - 12:00 Coaches check project progress 

12:00 - 13:00 Happy hacking

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Finalisation of presentations and pitch preparation  / HACKING END

15:00 - 17:00 Presentation of projects to a jury of professionals

17:00 - 17:15 Jury Evaluation

17:15 - 17:30 Award Ceremony 

17:30 - 18:00 End and Get Together 

18:00 Official End

Our experts for the event

Dr. Frank Zimmermann is the Managing Director of cesah. He will help the teams with his experiences working on their challenges.

FabSpace 2.0 Germany @ESA BIC Managed by cesah GmbH

Md bayzidul ISLAM
Md Bayzidul Islam (FabSpace 2.0 Germany @TU Darmstadt) is a Remote Sensing expert, will help you to access and process Earth Observation imagery for digital application development.

Donata Pedrazzani, ESA BIC Darmstadt Manager, will take part as a jury member.

Mariella SPADA
Mariella Spada is the Head of Strategy and Coordination, Directorate of Operations, European Space Agency - ESA. Mariella will be the keynote speaker and also be part of the jury.

Dr. Camilla Mohrdieck, Senior Expert Multi Source Integration, CIS Engineering, Airbus Defence and Space. She will be a member of the jury and help as space expert on Saturday.

Andreas Heuberger, MA, will be a Business coach during the event and will help the teams to create a business plan.

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