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  • The international NASA Space Apps Challenge has become the biggest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe in working to design innovative solutions to global challenges in 48-hours.

    Space Apps 2014 gathered over 8,000 global citizens in 46 countries and 95 cities participated. The aim is to solve, design and engage with fellow enthusiasts and present their challenges globally. Space Apps brings together technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students with publicly available data.

    For the first time The 2015 Space Apps Challenge will be hosted in Helsinki by Idean & Aaltoes at Startup Sauna. Our initiative is to bring all you bright minded hackers together. This year’s themes are Outer Space, Earth, Humans and Robotics.

    Startup Sauna in Otaniemi is part of the Aalto University campus and is easy to commute from the center. Check some more information about the venue and how to get started from our Survival guide.


    All participants have to register via this website. Choose Helsinki as your location and earn a spot in this great event.


    Please see the schedule here.

    Keynote speaker(s)

    Timo Huttunen from the ESA Technology Transfer Network will be opening the event on Saturday April 10th. Sunday speaker TBA on our website.

    About Idean

    Idean is a global design agency dedicated to delivering the best possible User Experience. Since 1999, we have helped thousands of clients around the world to maximize the value of their digital solutions. We have a strong multicultural experience, multidisciplinary team and easily the most diverse design portfolio covering various different platforms and devices from tablets to heavy-lifting industrial machinery. No matter how complex or simple, how small or big, how normal or crazy your case might be, we are here to help you to be the best in your own domain.

    Space Apps Helsinki on Social Media

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    People's choice

    Space Fisher

    Most Inspirational

    Lift Off

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    Best User Experience Thinking - Lift Off



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    Melina Korvenkontio
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    Kadja Manninen
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  • The following projects were worked on at Helsinki:

    • Lift Off

      Project Members from this location
      • Ornela Bardhi
      • Eleni Almpanopoulou
      • Michal Genserek
      • Taneli Prittinen

      LiftOff is logic game with theme based on rocket launching procedures. Current target platforms are Android devices and PC.

      LiftOff Prototype running on Android phoneVisit Project

    • Foodi

      Project Members from this location
      • Maria Victoria Palacin Silva
      • Niklas Kolbe
      • Dimitar Minovski
      • Pouyan Mohseninia
      • Ville Myllynpää

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      Our Aim

      Using this cool map based web tool, educators, investors, scientists and decision makers can see the food production and distribution across the world to tackle the world food in sustainable ways. A... Visit Project

    • Asteroids Hunter

      Project Members from this location
      • Sam Haarto
      • Ashraf Abdo
      • Mustafa Saifee

      The project aims to create a game that brings out the benefits of space exploration, looking specifically at the potential harm (Or benefits) that the asteroids may carry.


      Choose the optimal time to send your rocket to a mineral rich asteroid. The further away th... Visit Project

    • Space Fisher

      Project Members from this location
      • Jiayuan Yin
      • Maksim Korobkin
      • ilari suorsa
      • sumita sahu

      Project Space Fisher is an Asteroid prospecting mission to establish an infrastructure to mine or ‘fish’ for overly abundant resources out of asteroid belt ‘pond’.

      How we do this is

      A Drone Control Unit full of multipurpose drones will be set up near the belt, releasing swarms o... Visit Project

    • DroneCTRL - Automated landing for drones

      Project Members from this location
      • Petri Saarinen
      • Antti Vanhala
      • Christian Cardin
      • Marjukka Savolainen
      • Elisa Pyrhönen
      • Jarmo Kivekas

      DroneCTRL consists of an application system, the DroneCTRL and the DronePORT which includes the physical visual marking for the landing areas and also the DroidST, a port ground automated control system which is connected to the main cloud control system, weather data systems, etc. The DroneST... Visit Project

    • Spacewalkers

      Project Members from this location
      • supreeth herle
      • Visakh Nair
      • Siddharth Rao

      Sounds from space==> Text Mining ==> Songs from earth==> Remix ==> Space-Y sounds

      Visit Project