Copernicus Hackathon held at Srce

4. 11. 2019.

Copernicus Hackathon, a competition within the Copernicus program organized by the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb for Croatia and Slovenia, was held in Srce on October 23-24, 2019.

The teams spent two days continuously working on conceptual solutions for their applications in three thematic areas: Smart Cities and Smart Governance, Environmental and Climate Protection, and the application of EO in industry, agriculture and forestry.

The awards were presented in the following categories:

Overall, the best and most innovative work in the high school category, for which a prize of HRK 10,000 was awarded by the Ministry of Science and Education, was the ECOR project developed by the MIOC 2 team.

The awards for the best work on the ArcGIS platform, awarded by GDi d.o.o., were won by the teams of the Secondary Vocational School Đurđevac (project WISE parking), Geodetic School Zagreb (project Best beach) and secondary school Hvar (project Plame(ni)škoj).

The award for best work in the field of Applications in Industry, Agriculture and Forestry, awarded by the Faculty of Geodesy, was won by the MIOC 1 team for the CROPRedict App project. The award for the best work in the field of Environmental and Climate, awarded by the company IGEA d.o.o., was won by the Zagreb School of Geodesy for the Best beach project. The Smart Cities and Smart Governance Award, presented by the City of Zagreb, also went to MOIC 2 for the ECOR project.

The special award for the most innovative solution, awarded by Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d., was also won by the Coprnicus team, and the awards for the best work on the ArcGIS platform, presented by GDi d.o.o. were won by Coprnicus, EyesOnEarth (Medvednica Assessment and Monitoring) and teachers from the Secondary Vocational School Đurđevac for the project Geo Botanical Reserves Geo Bot.

Science Park Graz - ESA Business Incubator Center Austria Award for Best Work in Industry, Agriculture and Forestry was won by CROGIS and the Best Environmental and Climate Award by IGEA d.o.o. went to the ProtostarLabs team for the SNYTCH project. Coprnicus also won the Best Cities and Smart Governance Award for Best Work from the City of Zagreb.

As a total of 21 teams were registered for the competition, making it the largest Copernicus Hackathon in Europe, the European Commission has decided to further reward the two best teams with an opportunity to join the Copernicus Accelerator. The second best work award went to the Coprnicus team for the GeoTwins project, while the overall best work award went to the CROGIS team for the GREEN ISLAND project.

At the end of the competition, on 25 October 2019, also in Srce, a Copernicus conference was held, at which awards were given to the best teams. At the opening of the conference, the participants were greeted by prof. dr. sc. Željko Bačić, Head of the Organizing Committee, host of the hackathon dr. sc Zoran Bekić, Director of Srce, main organizer of the prof. dr. sc. Almin Đapo, Dean of the Faculty of Geodesy, city representative, Ms. Sanja Jurković, Head of the Office for Strategic Planning and Development of the City, and on behalf of the sponsor of the event, Ministry of Science and Education, Ministerial Adviser, dr. sc. Andrea Radovic.

The conference also featured a presentation of the best work in the official category - the CROGIS team, the best work in the high school category - the MIOC2 team, and the second best work in the official category - the Coprnicus team.

At the end of the conference, a scientific and expert session was held with a series of interesting lectures in this field. You can see more photos in the Copernicus Hackathon Flickr album.