ActInSpace 2018
21 Mar 2018



25 - 26 May 2018 | The Hartree Centre is providing digital and data based technical coaches for a global space hackathon.




The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory is one of only two UK locations where budding technology students and entrepreneurs can compete in the exciting international hackathon ActInSpace 2018​.

ActInSpace is a unique opportunity for participants worldwide to work on creating business proof-of-concepts for a host of industry-set​ challenges, using patents, technologies and satellite data made available by CNES, ESA, Airbus and other programme partners.​​​​

Technical support and coaches will be provided by the STFC-managed ESA BIC Harwell, a business incubation programme focused on transferring space technologies into UK start-ups, and the STFC Hartree Centre, a centre of excellence in high performance computing, data analytics and cognitive technologies, making Daresbury the perfect location for UK participants wanting to solve a challenge using a digital or data-based technologies! 

​24 hours to win a zero-gravity flight

​The event is open to business creators, students, entrepreneurs, users, creative thinkers, scientists, programmers and developers who want to work as part of team to solve industry led challenges using space technologies in only 24hrs! You can apply as an individual and join an existing team at your chosen location or start up your own team and get your colleagues and friends to sign up too.

Pick your challenge

You can view the current list of industry challenges here​

Which one will you solve?​

Ready to ActInSpace? Apply now!

Want to join us 25-26 May 2018 to collaborate and compete with an international community of technology entrereneurs? It's easy, fill in the application form on the ActInSpace website​ and when asked to select a location, choose Daresbury, UK​.​