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NASA competition back to Cyprus after Cypriot teams’ international awards

NASA Space Apps Challenge, the biggest event for the development of innovative and space oriented ideas, is back in Cyprus for the fourth consecutive year.

Last year, one of the winning teams ‘ArachnoBeeA’, was selected by NASA’s judging committee as the global winner in the “Best Mission Concept” category, among over 950 participants from 135 cities.

Also, the 2013 local winning team “MarsSense” was voted as the second best project worldwide in the category People`s Choice Award.

The competition will be hosted on the premises of Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol the weekend of April 16-17.

Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon, which is being organised this year in 200 cities around the world. Its main purpose is to bring people together, regardless of their background or skills.

The NASA Challenges include data visualisation, mechanical design, robotics, artistic approach, as well as business ideas for the next space exploration mission.

The event’s planning is undertaken by a team of volunteers along with students of the Cyprus University of Technology, which is the main supporter of the Competition. CyTA, through its Innovation & Idea Development Centre, is the strategic partner.

In addition, the event comes under the auspices of the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO). Cutting Edge: An American Space, is the media supporter and the audio-visual work producer.

The winners, who will be chosen by a judging committee of academic, industry and entrepreneurship experts, will represent Cyprus at the International Space Apps Challenge Competition.

More information about this year’s event

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