Over the weekend of March 24-26, 2023, negg® Group took part in the 5th edition of the Cassini Hackathons Italy at the Fiera del Levante in Bari.
The event, final act of the CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring, allowed us to contribute to a unique project that involved ten European nations; over 800 entrants throughout Europe took on the application of European Union space technologies for the development of innovative solutions and new business models in the area of security and defense, referring to challenges and thematic areas such as land mobility, maritime security, and critical infrastructure protection.
During the three days, each dedicated to the presentation of themes, creation of teams, realization of ideas and presentation of the final project, negg® engineers had the opportunity to collaborate with various teams, each with different backgrounds but united by a lively common interest towards the cyber security sector and our company.
The Italian event, organized by Planetek Italia and Sprint Lab, got us cooperating with important national and international organizations of the aerospace sector and not: the European Space Agency (ESA Φ-lab), the Italian Space Agency, the Pugliese Aerospace Technology District, Women in Aerospace Europe, the University of Bari, the Polytechnic University of Bari, and other industry companies.
It has been 48 hours of technology; a unique opportunity in Italy and Europe for the growth of young people, who had the opportunity to come in contact with stimulating and engaging professionals, but also for us at negg® to get inspired from the professionals of the future.
Our congratulations go to the 3 winning teams:
FireWatch, with a solution for the protection of critical infrastructure;
SAR4SAR, with a solution to support Search and Rescue activities at sea;
FEMMAN, for best representing the values of "Diversity & Inclusion";
Alessia Marchionne, awarded as Hacking Talent.
Francesco Taccone, CEO of negg®, who was not able to be present, joined the event remotely sending a video message to wish good luck to all the participants.
It is always a great emotion for us at negg® Group to take on challenging, dynamic, and above all, young contexts such as the CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring and it has been an honor to be part of this year's CASSINI Hackathons Italy; we are excited for the opportunity to live this experience, contribute to the creation of innovative solutions and get to know the such brilliant minds, main characters of the event.