Central-Eastern European Locations
The organisational team for European Locations is working as part of the global NASA Space Apps Challenge and it is a collaboration among 11 cities in Europe: Skopje, Ohrid, Bitola, Tetovo, Pristina, Tirana, Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna and Koper. In addition Silicon Valley, USA and Chandigarh, India are sister locations to this network.
This collaboration is enabled and supported by the NewMan's Business Accelerator with HQs in San Francisco and Skopje, dedicated to connect talents, professionals, startups and investors from Europe and USA.
The International Space Apps Challenge is the world biggest mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in more than 150 cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.
NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and local organising teams. This year the event will take place between 22 and 24 April 2016.
Our dream team in charge for the exploration and coordination of activities in the CEE space … and on the ground. Feel free to contact us for any comments or suggestions.
IRENA N. CHAUSHEVSKA M.A.
CEE Locations Chief Coordinator
URSKA STARC PECENY, PhD
CEE Community & Communication Coordinator
CEE Marketing & Branding Coordinator
Lead Coordinator: Urska Starc-Peceny
Co-coordinator: Gordana Klimovska
Vienna University of Technology
Electrical Engenineering (Institute building)
Gußhausstr. 25-29, 1040 Vienna
The best two local teams proceed into the global competition with NASA’s jury.
The best three team from the Network of European locations get the possibility to enter the European Space Acceleration Program with the opportunity to present the working prototype at Stanford University, Space Portal of NASA Ames Research Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, European Space Agency and commercial companies such as Google, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Airbus and Boeing.
For the local winning team: an incredible experience “DINE WITH ASTRONAUTS” during the Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers in October in Vienna in cooperation with Austrian Space Forum.
Pioneers tickets and many more surprises on top of interesting people from multiple disciplines.
A special junior explorer program for kids from 10 years and up. Registration here!
Saturday, April 23
9.00 am Registration
9.30 am Ready to go
9.45 am Team formation
10.00 am Design thinking session (optional)
10.45 am All teams formed
12.30 am Break
1.00 pm Call for needs & skills
1.30 pm Mentors join the teams
7.00 pm Mid check-in, status reports, call for help
8.00 pm Closing time day
Sunday, April 24
9.00 am Status reports, call for help
10.00 am Junior explorers workshop
12.00 am Last check-in & guidelines for pitches
12.30 am Break
2.45 pm Teams stop with work
3.00 pm Pitches time
5.00 pm Winners announcement
Mentors: Daniel Lee – Austrian Space Forum, Erik Unger – Austrian Space Forum, Jofre Espigule – Wolfram Research, Laszlo Jakabffy – 4d-solutions, Philipe Reinisch – IoT Austria – The Austrian Internet of Things Network, Roland Peceny – ÖGPMR-Austrian Scientific Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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- LEAD COORDINATOR: Dorijan Marsic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CO-COORDINATOR: Tjasa Vidic (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CO-COORDINATOR: mag. Andrej Medved (email@example.com)
- ADMINISTRATOR: Maja Radisic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In cooperation with:
- University of Primorska
- Dinit d.o.o.
- Elektro Primorska d.d.
- Automaticservis d.o.o.
- Red Bull Slovenia
- M-Aleja, zavod za izobraževanje in raziskovanje
- Osrednja knjižnica Srečka Vilharja Koper
- Komunala Koper
We are proud to announce that NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge is being organized for the first time in Romania, in Cluj-Napoca. The event is brought to you by Startup Transilvania Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, supported by TechAcademy and SprintPoint Techcelerator and hosted by ClujHUB.
Maria Revnic (email@example.com)
Cristian Dascalu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Olivia Frosin (email@example.com)
Tudor Pasc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Startup Transilvania Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center
- SprintPoint Techcelerator
- Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
- Today Software Magazine
- Stiinta si Tehnica
- Cluj IT
- Romanian Association for Electronics and Software ARIES
This location is a Sister location to the CEE Network and we are part of the organization team.
- Irena Chaushevska M.A. (email@example.com)
EUROPEAN SPACE ACCELERATION PROGRAM
For up to three best CEE teams a participation in the European Space Acceleration Program will be granted. The program is developed by the NewMan’s Business Accelerator in cooperation with the NASA Space Apps Challenge team, the Ames Research Center of NASA, the Goldsmith Organization, international Space Funds and local sponsors.
- 3 months incubation period in Skopje, Macedonia, within the premises of the NewMan’s Business Accelerator, designed to validate the idea and start the prototype. This period might be shorter if the product is in more advanced stage.
- 6 months acceleration period in an European location or in California, USA, determined within the initial 3 months period on base of the specific product that the team is developing and the potential target markets, designed to produce the prototype and bring the product to the pre-commercialization stage.
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