Prague INSPIRE Hackathon 2020

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Prague INSPIRE Hackathon 2020
27 Jan 2020 UTC

Prague INSPIRE Hackathon 2020

27 Jan 2020 to 29 Jan 2020

Plan4all as the coodinator of RDA Czech node in cooperation with other organisations and H2020 projects is organising the Prague INSPIRE Hackathon 2020.

The INSPIRE Hackathon is a collaborative event for developers, researchers, designers and others interested in open data, volunteered geographic information and citizen observatories. The main driving force for the INSPIRE Hackathon is provided by experts from existing EU projects, and its primary objective is to share knowledge and experience between the participants and demonstrate to wider audiences the power of data and information supported by modern technologies and common standards, originating from INSPIRE, Copernicus, GEOSS and other initiatives.

The INSPIRE Hackathon concept has been developed using the INSPIRE initiative as an umbrella or framework for the continuous inclusion of new contributions from European and international professional networks and projects such as the H2020.

The main theme of the next edition of the Prague INSPIRE Hackathon is Digital Innovation Hubs, Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Rural and Regional Development, Agriculture and Transport. The goal of the Prague  INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is to promote utilisation of digital innovation hubs in agriculture and transport.

This hackathon is organised in the frame of the INSPIRE Hackathon series and is divided into three stages:

  1. Call for Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) – DIH owners have a chance to register their DIH that would be used by the hackathon teams. This includes a submission of up to 3 challenges that should be tackled by hackathon teams. The call for DIHs is currently open until 20th November 2019.
  2. Remote Stage – This part will be open to anyone interested to join the hackathon. Upon registration, participants will form teams and tackle some of the challenges submitted by the DIH owners. The remote stage will take place from 2nd December 2019 until 12th January 2020.
  3. In-Situ Stage – this stage includes the on-site hacking, presentation of results and the awards ceremony. All the teams will be invited to present their results. The in-situ stage will take place from 27th until 29th January 2020 at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.

This version of the INSPIRE hackathon starts with a set of predefined challenges. Each challenge is lead by a mentor and is related to various innovation hubs (see the list of the challenges and mentors below). The participants of the hackathon can choose to work on any of the predefined challenges. In this way, teams will be built to collaborate on solving these challenges.

The challenges and their mentors for the Prague INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 include:

  • 1. Mechelen Pilot – TraMod/Spotbooking integration, mentor: Daniel Beran
  • 2. Agroclimatic map of selected region, mentor: Pavel Hájek
  • 3. AI applications for Earth Observation-based crop field risk management, mentor: Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė
  • 4. Web solution for attractiveness of regions, mentor: Otakar Cerba
  • 5. Clustering of European NUTS 3 regions based on different parameters, mentor: Karel Charvat
  • 6. Using AI algorithms for defining boundaries of agriculture fields on the base of Sentinel 2 Images, mentors: Hana Kubickova, Jan Horak, Ondrej Kaas, Jiri Kvapil
  • 7. Testing possibilities of Sentinel 1 data for yield forecast, mentors: Karel Charvat, Jiri Kvapil
  • 8. Analysis of climatic trends in selected regions, mentor: Jaroslav Šmejkal
  • 9. Analysis of climatic trends in selected regions, mentors: Tomas Pavelka, Tomas Reznik, Lukas Herman, Karel Charvat

You can register for one or more challenges via REGISTRATION FORM. You will be then contacted by the mentor of each challenge.

For more details about registration and challenges, please go to: