Deep Flow the winner of the first Copernicus Hackathon in Poland

Deep Flow the winner of the first Copernicus Hackathon in Poland

40 participants, 8 teams from all over Poland, 3 finalist teams and one best solution. On November 17, in Warsaw’s SpaceHub, the winner of Poland’s first Copernicus Hackathon – an international event organized in 20 European cities on behalf of the European Commission – was selected. The project Deep Flow, an innovative software for extracting information from satellite images, has been won.

The finals of the Copernicus Hackathon featured the top three teams selected in an earlier regional stage, in three cities – Lublin, Krakow and Warsaw. The teams spent a week fine-tuning the rroideas. The final task was a maximum 3-minute presentation of the solution (pitch), after which itoThe jury selected the winner. The winning teamoł will have the opportunity to develop the application under the guidance of an expertoin the 10-month Copernicus Accelerator Program.

KP Labs from Gliwice (which competed in the first stage in Krakow) developed the Deep Flow project enabling in-depth analysis of large collections ofoin satellite imagery (from satelliteoin Sentinel and Landsat) and thus facilitating the use of data provided by satellitesoIn observation in rotion of different sectors. Using advanced machine learning technology, the best combinedoThe Copernicus Hackathon, with the help of its application, is to prepare data from satellite imagery and subject the images to the necessary processingobce and correction.

Anti Bird Strike – bird migration tracking toolow, designed by the team ofoł from Warsaw is a proposal for the commercialization of the scientific Copernicus EO4wildlife project, through the creation of an airspace warning service. In turn, the EO Health System application also created by the teamoł from the capital aims to accelerate the diagnosis of diseasesob resulting from the factoroin the environment and support of public health risk management.

– I am very pleased that the idea of the hackathonow also went into orbit around the Earth and motivates the search for solutions in completely different fields – mowi Paweł Kwiatkowski from Kapitech – Ideas thatore we had the opportunity to evaluate at the Copernicus Hackathon are truly remarkable solutions, deserving of commercialization.

The winning project Deep Flow as part of the head prizeowna gained qualification for the Copernicus Acceleration Program, whichory includes 10 months of one-on-one sessions with a mentor, a team leader trip to Bootcamp in Marseille this December, webinars and newsletters, and expert team supportoIn launching the business and entering the international market. Copernicus specialists will begin working with the team as early as Monday, November 19.

The organizers have also provided prizes for other twoochroof the projectow. Second place winners (Anti Bird Strike project) will be included in BSA’s SpaceUP accelerator program. In the development of the third solution – EO Health System will be assisted by experts from Astri Poland, Kapitech and the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography during a 5-hour business consultation.

As many as 40 people participated in the first Copernicus hackathon in Polandob. The competition was entered by zaroIn both individual participants, whooers were put together in teams, as well as full teams of. Amongod participantoThe event was attended by people from the scientific community (students, employees of research units) and entrepreneurs, already creating their own applicationsoj solutions e.g. within the start-upow. Headohe main organizer of the Copernicus Hackathon in Poland is Kapitech, a company with 20 years of experience in consulting and innovation management in the space business sector.

The Copernicus program is the world’s largest Earth observation program. It provides accurate, up-to-date and accessible information in an accessible format for state of the landow, state inod, the state of the atmosphere, climate change, emergencies and natural disasters, and security. Data acquired from satellitesoThe Copernicus constellation therefore uses In building a planoin spatial development, as well as in the implementation of the goals of theoin resulting from smart specializations of the regionow. The program is implemented by the European Commission.

Copernicus Hackathon is an event combining technology coming directly from space with the needs of the regionow. The task of the participantow hackathon was to design an application based on data from satellitesoin the observation of the Copernicus program, responding to the issues contained in the Regional Innovation Strategy (a program of the European Union), and the implementation of the Copernicus programolnych voivodshipsocollections. In Lublin, the contestants focused on the Intelligent Specializations of the Lublin region, in Cracow – Malopolska, and in Warsaw – Mazowsze.