Videos, pictures and other media from the event


Slides of the Welcome session on-line: GitHub PDF

Follow the teams ideas from pitch (wiki) to stage:

Teams are appearing at the bottom of the page when they submitted their NASA challenge-related project!

Images from the Event, by Marko Mägi:

Final Presentations and Awards Session:

starting Sunday, 21th October, ca. 16:00h Tartu time (EEST): Session Links:

NASA Space Apps 2018 in Tartu - Final presentations Panopto Capture from presentation computer. Good sounds, but only central area and presentation screen when teams used presentation computer and not their own devices.

This video was taken with a laptop webcam from wider angle, no sound, but including projector area (when teams used own laptops).


Final Stakeholder Report:

The main goal was to provide a safe platform for motivated students from various backgrounds to work together on real problems in a hackathon event, while at the same time learning the benefits of interdisciplinary work, combined team work with different skills. The second goal was to foster networking between the research institutes and the geospatial industry in Tartu, and expose students to the field of geospatial and Earth Observation (EO) applications.

From overall 58 registrations initially, we eventually had 7 teams formed from 35 participants. We raised ca. 1200 EUR from external sponsors, and 4700 EUR internally. The winning team has prepared an abstract for a poster submission to present their project on the conference. The two local top teams have also successfully pitched their ideas and continue to develop their their projects in Start-Up and Business Incubator Settings (e.g. Tartu Science Park/ESA BIC, UT IdeaLab Kaleidoskoop challenge, Startup Day 2019).

Overall it can be concluded that this was a very successful event: the teams developed substantial solutions and got engaged with industry and entrepreneurship; inter-departmental and inter-sectoral networks for the research institutes have been strengthened in particular between the organising institutes and with the Tartu Science Park/ESA Business Incubator and several leading innovative (geospatial) software companies.

The report has been archived in the University of Tartu DSpace repository and can be referenced/cited/linked via:

Kmoch, A., 2018. NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2018 in Tartu. Tartu.

ut_nasa_spaceapps_2018_final_report.pdf1.37 MB