Space Apps Challenge

NSAC 2017 - Logo.pngThe annual International Space Apps Challenge is a weekend-long hackathon that invites programmers, designers, communicators, business gurus and other creative minds to tackle various earthly challenges using space data. The Challenge has been organized in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, four times in a row.

Winning solutions in 2017 included an app to help people visit the beach safely, a multi-platform application to tackle wildfires and a solutions to help prevent and survive landslides.

The next NASA Space Apps Challenge will take place from 27-29 April 2018.


The biggest European space hackathon, initialised by CNES and ESA, will be back in 2018! The event will take place all over Europe on 25 and 26 May 2018, also in Noordwijk!

Take a look here for stories and photos from earlier editions.

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European Satellite Navigation Competition

The European Satellite Navigation Competition is an idea competition for students, researchers, entrepreneurs and everybody else who isn't afraid to think outside of the box.

The 2017 ESNC Netherlands Challenge was won by the Delft-based start-up Drones for Work, for their idea to stabilize drones using GNSS to fly in harsh off-shore conditions.

You can find more news and photos from the 'Space Oscars' award ceremony here.



Copernicus Masters

Where 'space' was once a field of 'looking up', today it is also very much a field of 'looking down'. Earth Observation has already proven to be invaluable in agriculture, emergency response, mobility, environmental protection - the list goes on and on.

The idea competition Copernicus Masters rewards the best ideas.

In 2017, two ESA BIC Noordwijk start-ups were awarded prizes. Young incubatee farmAR won the B2B Challenge for their Augmented Reality solution for agriculture, while alumnus OPT/NET received the Security Challenge award for their security sytem OPTOSS AI.

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New Year's Drinks

on January 25 2018 - 17.00hr

A special edition of the TechXfer Drinks to celebrate a new year full of space and innovation!

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