Calling all innovators excited by space, space technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship. Build a diverse team to tackle challenges in this two-day SpaceHack on June 17-18 at the Canberra Innovation Network. Enjoy an exceptional collaborative atmosphere with access to leading mentors and space companies with short workshops and learn how to generate, evolve and pitch your ideas to win the vote of the judges!
This hackathon is a competition of teams and it is made possible by the Embassy of the United States of America in Canberra who is sponsoring the event to help enable transcontinental collaboration in space industries. Apply now, applications close 10th June 2021.
It is free to participate but your team can win cash from this pool. Plus:
Your team needs to score high in seven criteria plus add something extra to the mix. We are looking for innovative and impactful solutions that are validated, viable, have clear sight of funding, excellent pitch and leverage collaboration.
SpaceHack Mentors come from different fields within the space industry, research and governance and a bring a unique mix or expecriences, expertise and connections that will be available to the participant teams. More mentors are currently registering from accross the support organisations. If this is you, please provide us with your details so that we can update this page.
Principal engineer at ThrustMe, a French deep-tech company that provides propulsion systems for satellites, where he performs R&D, product development and space mission analysis. PhD in plasma physics (ANU).
Business development manager (Advanced Communications and Space Situational Awareness), ANU Institute for Space. PhD in quantum physics. Bridging the world of research and government / industry.
CEO, Space Services Australia, Research Fellow, UNSW Canberra Space. Advanced simulation architecture, rocket simulations for Google Lunar X prize teams, HPC plasma simulation. Winner: the Australian Space Industry Awards 2021 "Rising Star of the Year"
Flight operations lead at UNSW Canberra - planning, testing, and executing the operations of UNSW Canberra Space missions. Experience: BRMM, M1, M2 Pathfinder, and M2 missions. PhD in spacecraft propulsion.
Founder, Space Services Australia, innovative spacecraft-centred digital twin simulations.Breadth of experience in pitching, raising capital, building a dreamteam, structuring deals, developing a sophisticated product.
Management consultant, PwC, 20 years experience across federal government: policy, decision-making, transfor-mation planning, change management, stakeholder engagement, communications, risk and assurance.
Innovation Leader, 12th Level. Solves complex problems within the Space and Defence Industry. Previously working with global companies including, LinkedIn, Nike, Logitech, Cisco, Cadbury, leading universities and various state and federal government departments. Startup mentor and advisor.
Aerospace & Satellites Solutions Architect, AWS. Helps customers in the Asia-Pacific & Japan region build solutions for the space industry. This involves anything from building satellites to using satellite data to solve challenges like wild fire monitoring, climate change and tracking what’s flying overhead.
UNSW graduate with a dual degree in Aerospace Engineering and Science (majoring in Neuroscience). Currently, UAV Pilot & UAV Educator for Surf Life Saving NSW’s Australian UAV Service. Formerly, US Consulate General Sydney Youth Advisory Council Member, Student Ambassador at UNSW Engineering. Incredibly passionate about diversity in STEM & human spaceflight and aspires to live on Mars.
SpaceHack is delivered by the Canberra Innovation Network in partnership with and thanks to a generous sponsorship of the United States of America Embassy in Canberra. The core SpaceHack team is supported by many organisations ambitious about the space industry.
Yes, you apply to register as a team. To participate in SpaceHack you must be in a registered team of between 3 and 5 people. We will allow a six person team as an absolute maximum.
SpaceHack will run over two-days with mandatory sessions throughout. Thursday 17th June and Friday 18th June. The times will be between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
Teams are more than welcome to compete in the hackathon with an existing idea that they are already working on, but will need to be willing to learn and grow their proposed solution.
The workshops and mentor sessions are designed to push teams to test and refine their solution to develop a compelling final pitch for the judges. During a hackathon, ideas may pivot or shift based on customer and mentor feedback which is all a part of the process!
All submissions to the hackathon remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organisations who developed them. The organisers claim no ownership of nor repsonsibility for the IP generated during the hackathons. It is up to the teams to deal with IP issues.
Yes. All of the sessions will be run in-person at the Canberra Innovation Network located at Level 5, 1 Moore Street, Canberra. Make sure you comply with building entrance requirements. We bear no responsibility for situations when you are not allowed in the building - you will have to connect with your team virtually from another location.
"Space geeks will have 30 hours to develop and pitch their innovative ideas to a pool of industry experts during Canberra’s first SpaceHack competition."
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.