HACK SPACE

FOR THE PLANET

An out of this world opportunity to be part of the crew on a mission to hack space to find solutions to improving life on Earth

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THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT

We are at the dawn of a new entrepreneurial era as space is being opened up allowing all of us to reach for the stars.

Providing a platform for research and exploration, space is critical for the advancement of humankind where space technology is a key driver for innovation. Over the years space tech has provided spin-off technologies which find application in everyday life and thus impacts the common livelihood of the every human being.

The space industry is further a catalyst for the development of communities, creates thousands of jobs and attract talent, boosting local economies. It is also a symbol of what is possible, inspiring an a innovative and independent high-tech knowledge society.

MISSION FOR OUR SPACE EXPLORERS

It’s the inaugural year and we seeked undergraduate/graduate student space explorers from Singapore and Sweden to form diverse crews ready to undertake an audacious mission. The mission is for students to learn, explore and come up with new ideas how satellite and open data and space technology can be used to find solutions to challenges on Earth, focusing on the 17 UN Sustainability goals. This mission is led by Embassy of Sweden in Singapore together with DIGG Swedish Agency for Digital Government, Business Sweden and a number of fantastic partners in Singapore and Sweden.

The final pitch will take place in Singapore on the 11th November. To join us during the final pitch, please register here or follow the session that will be sent live on SGinnovate’s  youtube channel.

We had 121 students who applied in only one week from which we selected 30 talented and passionate individuals who have formed 4 teams taking on the UN SDGs.A crew of stellar mentors are supporting the students in their creation and shaping of their project ideas. The teams represent a great mix of Swedish and Singaporean nationalities, disciplines and also gender. The teams that are formed are as follows:

Team Aqua Hackers: UN goal 14 LIfe below water

  • Amir Abdin – Uppsala University 
  • Vanessa Wong – National University of Singapore
  • Dania Mahmudi – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Rishabh Sharma- National University of Singapore
  • Smridhi Patwari – National University of Singapore

Team Seaview :  UN goal 14 LIfe below water

  • Tze Hin Seah – National University of Singapore
  • Su Yin Tan – National University of Singapore
  • Anna Eliasson – Uppsala University
  • Marta Bariagaber – University of Gothenburg
  • Sebastian Sjöblom – Uppsala University 
  • Martin Nordqvist – Uppsala University 
  • Sherene Sohai – Nanyang Technological University

Team United Singapore and Sweden Enterprise : UN goal 12 Responsible consumption & production

  • Shao Ye Sng- National University of Singapore
  • Gürhan Sanıgök – Uppsala University 
  • Emma Buratovic – Uppsala University 
  • Hanna Brouillette – Malardalens University
  • Cecilia Melén – Uppsala University 
  • Nick Lee- Nanyang Technological University
  • Nicole Low- National University of Singapore

Team KICKING FAMINE’S BUTT : UN goal 2 Zero hunger

  • Mariam Qorbanzada- KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Alexander Tan- National University of Singapore
  • Audrey Sin- National University of Singapore
  • Thaheeera Althaf- Nanyang Technological University
  • Alexander Holmblad – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Jonita Chew – National University of Singapore

There will even be an eventful program including the final pitch event at SGInnovate, visit to SWITCH, events and on stage presentations with with Enterprise Singapore, Nordic Innovation House and the Swedish Embassy and more.

SEEKING SPACE EXPLORERS

We are seeking undergraduate/graduate student space explorers from Singapore and Sweden to form diverse crews ready to undertake an audacious mission.

We welcome entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, programmers and scientists from all back grounds and aim for a 50/50 female-male participation. The teams will be working virtually in true borderless style.

The final pitch will take place in Singapore the second week of November. There will be an eventful program including visit to SWITCH, company visits, events with the Swedish Embassy and SGInnovate and more.

CHALLENGES

Building on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the task of the crews is to explore how satellite data, space technology and other open data resources can be used to contribute to one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and transform our world.

We are looking for feasible business or technical ideas that can be implemented with a budget of 1MUSD within a year’s time frame. Suggestion of a solution interesting for both Singapore and Sweden will be highly considered.

Ideas could for example include;

    • Urban heating/cooling/pollution and energy consumption
    • Circular economy and zero waste
    • Clean water
    • Ending hunger – precision agriculture/farming

TIME LINE

Deadline for applications

4 October 2019

Election notifications

7 October 2019

Team formation and introducing team & mentors

10 October 2019

Submission of initial ideas

24 October 2019

Submission of final work

7 November 2019

Pitch prep and coaching

10 November 2019

Final pitch in Singapore

11 November 2019

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Impact: How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem? Will it inspire or help many, or a few?
  • Creativity: How creative/innovative is the approach? Is the project novel and something that hasn’t been attempted before, or is it an incremental improvement on something that already exists?
  • Validity: Is the solution scientifically valid? Will it do what it sets out to do? Can it work in the real world?
  •  Relevance: Is this project responsive to the challenge for which it was submitted? Is it a complete solution or does it have a long way to go? Is it technically feasible? How usable or user friendly is the solution?
  • Presentation: How well did the team communicate their project? Were they effective in telling the story of the project: the challenge, the solution, and why it is important?

THE JURY

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Ms. Ann Molin

Head of Hack for Sweden

Business coach, hackathons for SDG’s, strategist, management

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Ms. Lisa Enckell

Partner at Antler

Investment/VC/Angel

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Ms. Lynette Tan

Executive Director at SSTA

Business & Space Tech and solutions

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Mr. Erland Källén

Director of Centre for Climate Research (CCRS) Meteorological Service in Singapore

Large scale atmospheric dynamics, numerical weather prediction and climate modelling

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Mr. Adrian Lim

Director of the Digital Literacy and Participation Division and Director of Innovation at IMDA

Education Technology

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Mr. Robbie Schingler

Co-founder at Planet

International Partnerships, Public-Private Partnerships, Open Innovation, Space, Spacecraft, NASA, Social Entrepreneurship, Open Government

THE MENTORS

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Sara Safavi

Head of Developer Relations At Planet

Geospatial engineer, satellite data expert, hackathon ninja

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Mathias Sundin

Co-founder and executive chairman of Warp Institute

Pitch coach. Former Member of Parliament and former Deputy Mayor. TEDx speaker, and author of two books

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Tanya Harrison

Education, Research and Science lead at Planet

Planetary scientist, communicator, satellite data expert

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Mikael Krogh

Managing Partner and Founder of Investigate venture capital. inhouse investor at Nordic Innovation House

Pitch coach, VC, conceptualising, packaging

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Sven Grahn

Project manager for MIST student satellite at KTH Space Center, Sweden

Former VP of engineering, SSC. Specialise in spacecraft design, history, technology, management of large projects.

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Marie Claire Maxwell

Head of Technology and Startup Lead, Asia Pacific at Business Sweden

Financing/VC/angel conceptualising - marketing and coms - pitch

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Ann Molin

Head of Hack for Sweden

Business coach, hackathons for SDG’s, strategist, management

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Carwan Rasoal

Founder at Airjobb

AI & business coach

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Joakim Fohlman

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder of Cubimo.com

Business coach

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Mr Lim Wee Seng

Executive Director at Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University

Space Research Centre operation, Consultancy, Business Development, Product Marketing, Project Management

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Jovice Ng

Research Director Singapore, Saab

Material specialist, AI, Machine learning, Talent development

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Tobias Edman

Head of Innovation and Public Benefit Swedish National Space Agency

Satellite data, conceptualizing, marketing, business development. Geodata, geographic analyses, earth observation and sustainable development

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Leyla Avzel

Founder of Avzel.life

Business and executive coach, trainer and speaker

Mentor Hack space for the planet

Alex Baker

Founder and CEO of Retail Tech X

Business Strategy, Disruptive Innovation and Impact

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Annie Lindmark

Programme Manager, Sweden's Innovation Agency

Business & innovation coach, marketing & branding

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Mr Eugene Ee

Instructor at Engineering Design and Innovation Centre, NUS

Space tech (space systems engineering, electronics design & prototyping) and Satellite data

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Dr. Luo Sha

Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS

Space tech & Satellite data

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Donnie Lygonis

Innovation Strategist & Business Coach at KTH Innovation

Innovation Strategist & Business

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Elisabet Gullberg

Business Advisor at Uppsala university Innovation

Business coach, business advisor

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Björn Lovén

Head of Technology and Earth Observation Data Management Swedish National Space Agency.

SATELLITE DATA, GEODATA

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Suchitra Narayan

Director, Venture Build at SGInnovate

Financing, commercial advisory

Deborah Lygonis

Tech Entrepreneur and ESA-BIC Sweden Space Incubator

Marketing and communication

Joakim Enerstam

Sr Business Advisor at ABI & Project Manager ESA BIC Sweden

Business Coach

ORGANISERS

DIGG

PARTNERS

Industrial Engineering and Management & School of Entreprenurship
Industrial Marketing and Entrepreneurship
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Rymdstyrelsen
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IMDA logo
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Karin Nilsdotter

CEO & Future Astronaut Spaceport Sweden. PCI & UN Equals Women in Tech Taskforce
Project Leader Hack Space for the Planet

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Serdar Temiz

PhD, Lecturer & Researcher on Innovation and Open Data
Uppsala University

Team member Hack space for the planet

Sanika Birthi

MSc Aerospace Engineering at NTU-TUM and Research Intern at Satellite Research Center
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Porträtt

Angela Yong

Program Manager for challengesgov.se
Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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