Space Hackathon Estonia

Create your business with space technology


Throughout the event you will get business and product development support by experts from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Estonian start-ups.

Head of the European Space Agency’s Technology Transfer Programme Office


Technology Transfer Engineer and Coordinator of the Brokers Network at European Space Agency


Event Coordination and Business Development, European Space Agency

Chief Specialist in Business Development at Tartu City Government


Sports tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO at software for youth sports clubs


Partner and Digital Marketing Strategist at Convertal, Google Certified Trainer

@taaviraidma ‏

Co-founder, CEO at Buildit. Ex engineer.


7 years in manufacturing industry, 6 years of business development & support competence


1st day
22 May

10:00 Gathering and registration at Spark (Narva mnt 3, Tartu)
10:15 Transfer by bus to Tartu Observatory (Estonian Space Centre)
11:00 Let’s get inspired!
12:30 Lunch at Tartu Observatory
13:30 Transfer by bus to Tartu
14:00 Opening and team intros at Spark
14:30 Teamwork begins 
16:00 Coffee Break
17:00 Mentors go around
19:00 Pitch drill session
20:00 Dinner
21:00 Teamwork continue...


1. Sign up alone.
2. If you have a team, then you can indicate the name of the team during registration.
3. Each team should consist of up to 3 people.
4. If you are alone, don´t worry, we will help you to find a team.


Narva mnt 3 
Tartu, Estonia


This event was brought to life by two incredible innovation hubs.

Narva mnt 3
Tatu, Estonia

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The European Space Agency and Tartu Science Park are organizing Space Hackathon Estonia - a 24h hackathon organized in line with the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) at Tartu Observatory. Both events are focusing on space and entrepreneurship to discover the exciting opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in space and thanks to space.

Participants will meet and present their projects to European States parliamentarians attending the EISC workshop. This is a unique chance to meet decision makers and well-connected people at the highest level.

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When: 22-23 May 2017

Where: Spark, Tartu, Estonia

Who should attend: space entrepreneurs, startups, teams, and individuals interested in re-using space technology on earth.

Why attend: You will get business and product development support by experts from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Estonian start-ups. Free food and fun.

What's the perspective: The Space Hackathon Estonia will  serve as a first step preparation for the upcoming ESA Business Incubation Centre in Estonia - shortly, this may be a very efficient start of your own space-related start-up.

About Space Hackathon Estonia

“The space industry is changing rapidly, and the opportunities for entrepreneurs to start their own space related business is better than ever - we are curious to see how Estonian start-ups are going to help to transform the space industry as we know it!”

Frank Salzgeber
European Space Agency

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The Winner will receive EUR 1,000 cash.

The Runner-up will receive EUR 500 cash.


Startup Incubator Manager at Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol


Head of Autonomous Driving Expert Group.


Co-founder and CTO of Defendec.


Ex Head of Information Logistics Division at Omniva, Business Development Coach at Tehnopol

Business Development Manager at Tartu Science Park, Business Mentor at Tartu Centre for Creative Industries and a Co-Founder at Digital Learning Systems – DILESY


2nd day
23 May

08:00 Coffee and breakfast at Spark
09:00 Mentors go around
10:30 Last hour for pitch drill
11:30 Final pitching and award ceremony
12:30 Lunch together with the EISC participants 

A business developer, adviser and investor through iCapital and startup accelerators GameFounders and Buildit.


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A space journalist tackling the dilemma of popularising space. Founder of V.Space Media and a Space Journalist at ArcticStartup


Location Data scientist, CEO at Positium.


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