Space Apps Perth was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 39 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 7 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Perth!

Local People's Choice Winner

The people have spoken! This is the project that captured our hearts.


The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon with Perth taking part on 20-21 October 2018. CORE Innovation Hub Perth is proud to be hosting the initiative again this year, together with Space Hub Perth, Unearthed and Spacecubed.

CORE is hosting an informal team building session and challenge review in the FLUX Basement on Fri 19 Oct from 4:00-6:00PM. Come along if you are interested to talk about what challenge you are interested in working on and to find team mates. Register for the Perth even via and we will invite you to the SpaceAppsChallenge18 Slack channel and team building session.


Our goal at CORE in supporting the Space Apps Challenge is to draw on our thriving tech community and resources and energy sector, one of our sectors of strength to build a community of practice to drive capability and new enterprise in the space sector.

The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing open-source solutions to challenges we currently face on Earth and in Space. NASA Scientists write the yearly challenges, which are based on mission critical real-world problems. We support NASA's open data initiative and mission to foster innovation through a diversity of perspectives, and empowered by open data, global citizens collaborate with strangers, colleagues, and friends to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways. We are excited to be part of providing an opportunity for students, technical experts, engineers, makers, designers, project managers and storytellers to come together and create something unique.


Local Prizes will be awarded following final pitches on the last day and include:

  • The top 2 teams will share up to $1000 worth of tech prizes amongst their group.
  • Community Membership (1 month) at CORE Innovation Hub
  • Free attendance to take part in the Unearthed Perth 2019 industry hackathon at CORE

The two winning projects will be nominated from Perth to the international challenge, judged by NASA executives. NASA Space Apps will announce the global champion of each category a few weeks after the event and the winning teams will be invited to attend the upcoming NASA’s Rocket Launch at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre in Florida (travel costs is not included).

Be inspired! One of Perth’s 2016 winners, using NASA data and facial recognition technology to produce a creative, real-time interpretation of climate change, went on to be recognised as a finalist in the world’s in the top 25 teams globally.

For those teams interested in developing their idea as a start-up enterprise, CORE has partnered with Moonshot’s Gemini Incubator a global space and deep-tech community for problem solvers of all skill sets, to provide a pathway of continued support.

See Space Apps Challenge Perth 2017 Winners and Global Nominees


The Information Session is to bring participants together before the main hackathon event to get to know one another, learn more details about the program and challenges, and begin to ideate on projects. It takes place following the inaugural conference The Zone Above: The Indo-Pacific Rim in Space with special guest Enrico Palermo, President of Virgin Galactic's The Spaceship Company, the world's first commercial human space flight enterprise. See our Media Partner Startup News' write up on the Information Session here.

Date & Time: 5:00-7:00PM, Monday 8 October 2018
Address: CORE Innovation Hub, FLUX Basement, 191 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000


At Space Apps Perth events, teams of technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and Space using publicly available NASA data.

We invite everyone to be a part of this scientific exploration, as we share NASA’s data to problem solvers across the globe.

Date & Time: 8:00AM Saturday 20- 6:00PM Sunday 21 October 2018
Address: CORE Innovation Hub, FLUX Basement, 191 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000

Join us to be a part of creating the next generation of space technology creators and innovators.

NASA Space Apps Perth


Register now to get involved!

Please contact the Location Leads with any questions or ideas, or if you are interested to be a volunteer, mentor or partner.


The event would not be possible without support. For more details on our valued industry, education and community sponsors and partners visit NASA Space Apps Perth.

Schedule (All times Australia/Perth)

Monday, October 8th
  1. NASA Space Apps Challenge Perth 2018 Information Session

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Breakfast/Networking + kickoff

  2. Work is underway!

  3. Lunch

  4. 1 minute status updates from teams

  5. Dinner and a break

  6. Doors close

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Doors Open + breakfast

  2. Final status updates from teams

  3. Practice pitches to mentors + lunch

  4. Final pitches start

  5. Judging + prize selection

  6. Winners announced + close


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.