• Winners of International Space Apps Challenge 2015 Kathmandu

    Winner: Smart Energy Meter
    1st runner up: Clean Water Mapping (pani padhero)
    2nd runner up: Tracking and Sensing Through Android Robotics
    People's Choice: Astroact

    The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), under the framework of SERVIR Himalaya, and YoungInnovations bring you International Space Apps Challenge 2015 in Kathmandu for the third time in collaboration with Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) and supported by Women Leaders in Technology (WLIT), Karkhana, Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN)GAME Studios and CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN)

    Who can Participate?

    Anyone with a broad range of skills can participate. We are looking for engineers, technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, students, entrepreneurs – anyone who has a passion for changing the world and is willing to contribute. We would like to encourage more female participation this year to showcase their talent and skills.

    How to participate?

    To participate, each individual has to register, create one's own profile and join location - in our case, Kathmandu. Following is the list of steps to register: 

    • Click Register button at the top right. 
    • Search for Kathmandu and click 'Sign me up to attend'.
    • Click 'Create Account' or visit https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/account/signup/
    • Put your information and click 'Sign up'
    • You will already be logged in. Click 'Join An Event'.
    • Search for Kathmandu and Click 'I want to Attend Space Apps Kathmandu' button. 

    Orientation to Participation

    Date: April 4, 2015, Saturday
    Time: 1PM - 3PM
    Venue: The Royal Events Pvt. Ltd., Tinkune, Kathmandu

    Hackathon Schedule

    Day I - April 11, 2015, Saturday

    7:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration and breakfast
    9:00 am - 9:15 am - Video from NASA
    9:15 am - 9:45 am - Welcome Session
    9:45 am - 9:50 am - Briefing Schedule, do’s and don’ts, logistics announcement
    9:50 am - 10:30 am - Sharing of Idea and announcement for team members
    10:30 am - 11:00 am - Team Formation
    11:00 am - 12: 00 pm - Development begins
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch
    12:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Development continues
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Hi - Tea break
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Development continues

    Day II - April 12, 2015, Sunday

    7:00 am onwards - Venue opens
    8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Development continues
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch
    12:45 pm - 2:00 pm - Development continues
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Tech Check
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Judges visit to each team
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentation and Judges and audience Votes
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Speech from guests and judges
    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Award Ceremony
    6:15 pm - 6:30 pm - Closing
    6:30 pm onwards - Dinner and Networking


    There are 25 challenges in four areas: Earth, Outer Space, Humans and Robotics. Please visit 'Challenges' section for more information. In addition to these challenges, we have local challenges which we have been working on. They can be accessed here. Please do comment in the challenges if you have any confusions and queries. We will answer them as quickly as possible.  

    Participants taking up the local challenge will not be eligible for Global judging. However, they might get opportunity to work on and refine their apps even after the event with the support of SERVIR Himalaya,ICIMOD and other relevant agencies.

    Judging Criteria

    Impact (Weightage: 30%)

    If the product is completed, does it solve the challenge? To what degree does the product try to create an impact in solving the problem in the challenge?

    Collaboration (Weightage: 10%)

    Are the team members working together? Are the responsibilities spread equally among the team members? Can you see the product output as per the number of team members?

    Product (Weightage: 30%)

    How complete is the product? Do they have a long way to go? How user friendly is the technology?

    Presentation (Weightage: 30%)

    How well did the team communicate? Are they effective in telling the story of the project and why it is important? How well did they respond to questions from judges?

    Local Awards*

    Winner - NRs. 30,000
    First Runner up - NRs. 20,000
    Second Runner up - NRs. 10,000

    * Local Award amounts are subjected to tax implemented by Government of Nepal

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    Clean Water Mapping (Pani Padhera)

    Global Nominee #2

    Tracking and Sensing Through Android Robotics

    People's choice


    Most Inspirational

    Tracking and Sensing Through Android Robotics

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    Winner - Smart Energy Meter
    1st runner up - Clean Water Mapping (Pani Padhera)
    2nd runner up - Tracking and Sensing Through Android Robotics



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  • The following projects were worked on at Kathmandu:

    • cropApp2015

      Project Members from this location
      • Joshana Shakya
      • Tapan BK
      • monalisha dhimal

      The site provides information about hindrance in Plant's Healthy growth due to Seed,Pesticides , Fertilizers and Biotic elements. The alert is popped to those areas with similar climatic regions..

      Visit Project

    • Astroact

      Project Members from this location
      • Aatish Neupane
      • Manish Gautam
      • Ritesh Thapa
      • Rohit Shrestha
      • Hilson Shrestha


      Astroact aims to simulate the position of heavenly bodies of our solar system, specifically 1,572 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) and predict their possible near pass with earth.

      Astroact uses asteroids data from JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine (http://ss... Visit Project

    • Food Direction kathmandu

      Project Members from this location
      • BIbek Mishra
      • Rumi Rajbhandari
      • Rabin Shrestha
      • Kiran Kumar  Chaudhary

      To give information about foods and crops that are suitable for a particular area and whose production can help reduce food insecurity to the concerned peoples specially farmers. We are using Leaflet maps and mapbox. We are using multiple layers for types of crops like cash crops, food crops ... Visit Project

    • Forest Monitor Mapping

      Project Members from this location
      • Sushil Pokhrel
      • Abhishek  Gupta
      • sanjeev mainali
      • Sunil  Lamsal
      • Suryaraj Timsina

      Additionally, the following specifications could be considered:

      Incorporation of a list of the common reasons behind deforestation/ forest degradation that the user could weight in order of importance.
      Visual mapping of the crowdsourced data.
      Visit Project

    • Clean Water Mapping (Pani Padhera)

      Project Members from this location
      • Nirmal Kumar Sharma
      • Niraj Kumar Tamang
      • Shristi Baral
      • Suk Maya  Pun

      The project aims to identify the unknown, unidentified and unknown water resources. Also this project provide the detail about the water resource nearby the location and the different detail about the water purity label of the source of the water.

      The main objective of this project is ... Visit Project

    • 4Forest

      Project Members from this location
      • Dipesh Suwal
      • Suresh Manandhar

      4Forest android/web app is developed with an aim of monitoring and conserving forest, This project combines an android app with a web app to achieve the aim. Android app is used to crowdsource the data about the factors that lead to forest degradation and deterioration; web app is for visualis... Visit Project

    • Firal

      Project Members from this location
      • Anita Shrestha
      • Samrachikka Manandhar
      • Kijan MAharjan
      • Ranjana  Dangol

      The project helps in visualizing the data instantly on the mobile phone using datasets derived from satellite monitoring of land. Currently, the datasets are captured by satellite and derived in tabular form using sms & email system.

      We aim to develop an android application to make ... Visit Project

    • Rato MaTo (Red Mars Toy)

      Project Members from this location
      • Gaurav Sapkota
      • Bishal Mahat
      • rasu neupane
      • Bijaya Dangol
      • Kaushal Wagle
      • Kaushal Wagle

      Through this project, we would like to make our robots to rove in Mars and play games. In the demo, we would be showing two prototypes of robots controlled online on a Mars like arena. Providing a new experience in gaming and exploration of new places is what we really aim to achieve.

      F... Visit Project

    • Infocrop

      Project Members from this location
      • Saugat Bhattarai
      • Pradip Silwal
      • Prabesh Thapa
      • Dipesh Bhattarai

      Our project helps to reduce the tiring effort of research over a large period of time and is aimed to collect more valid data since the direct personnel so called farmers are involved. This app is designed with a motive to prevent the possible occurrence of epidemic through out the world, sinc... Visit Project

    • Tracking and Sensing Through Android Robotics

      Project Members from this location
      • Roshan Rijal
      • Asim Khanal
      • Ashim Sitoula

      We always hear about revolutionizing robots or innovative machines assisting the global community, leading this major wave of technological innovation. This isn't, however, the reality in Nepal, and we want to change this condition.

      Building robots in Nepal hasn't only been a question ... Visit Project

    • Open Crop Harvest

      Project Members from this location
      • Arun Karki
      • Sumit  Shrestha
      • Sachin Aryal
      • Sagar Giri

      This project helps to collect any information about planting, harvest, farmers by making the necessary use of a database, showing a farmers' profile information, their harvest, use of insecticides and pesticides and its effects on crops and harvest, as well as the details of the crops that per... Visit Project

    • Smart Energy Meter

      Project Members from this location
      • Prabesh Sapkota
      • Ravi Shankar Sah
      • Prabesh Sapkota
      • Binod Kandel
      • Namrata Giri
      • Anshu Sharma
      • Ravi Shankar Sah

      Smart Energy Meter is a device that helps to monitor energy consumption and other parameters either through web or android application. It is an initiative towards energy management and reducing the problems of load-shedding.

      Visit Project