Space Apps Cluj-Napoca was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 75 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 12 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Cluj-Napoca!

Welcome to NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 in Cluj-Napoca!

For the third year in a row, Cluj-Napoca will take part in the largest global hackathon! Join us on October 20-21 for the 2018 International Space Apps Challenge!

What is NASA Space Apps Challenge?

Space Apps is a 48 hours global hackathon, engaging thousands of problem solvers each year across the globe. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.

You can take a look at the International Space Apps Challenge 2017 in numbers here.

Who can participate in the hackathon?

Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, and problem solvers of all types, everyone enthusiastic about space, this event is for you!
The event is free and open to the public. Participation is limited to a number of 70 participants so make sure to sign up once registration opens.

Gather a team of people with a diverse background, choose your challenge and register. Over 48 hours you work together to develop an innovative solution to your challenge (be it a website, a mobile app, a concept or a hardware prototype). Your team will present the solution to an audience and a jury that will be announced soon. The best solutions will then compete on a global level!

Here are some of the reasons why you should participate. Come Join in this Collaborative, Problem-Solving, Open Innovation Competition!

What are we going to do this year?

This year's theme is Earth and Space. The six challenge categories are:

  • Can You Build A...
  • Help Others Discover The Earth
  • Volcanoes, Icebergs, And Asteroids (Oh My)
  • What The World Needs Now Is
  • An Icy Glare
  • A Universe Of Beauty And Wonder

Location details:

The event is brought to you an hosted by ClujHub, one of the largest coworking spaces in Romania.

ClujHub is located at the 3rd floor of Central Commercial Center. Please take the elevator or the stairs near the Carrefour cash point (Str. Tipografiei entrance) as the elevator that goes to Klausen Burger does not stop at the 3rd floor.

Please bring your laptop and charger, mouse and mouse-pad, notebook, pen and pencils, comfortable clothes, headphones and music, glasses and medication if necessary, whatever else you might need to complete your project including installed software. Optionally you can bring an extension cord and a Wi-Fi dongle.

Our partners and supporters:

This galactic good news is being spread by our media partners and bloggers:

Difine PR

Revista Știință și Tehnică

We are also very thankful for the support of:

Apex Code

ARIES Transilvania

Digital Transformers


iTech Transilvania Cluster

Romanian Space Agency ROSA

Transilvania Space Corner

Școala Informală de IT

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Community partners:


MedHack Cluj-Napoca

If you have any questions you can contact us at this email address.

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Join us on October 20-21 for the third NASA Space Apps challenge in Cluj-Napoca!

Schedule (All times Europe/Bucharest)

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Welcoming, registration, team forming

  2. Official opening

  3. Workshop Coaching Partners

  4. Start Competition

  5. Closing the day

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Start competition Day 2

  2. Lunch Break

  3. Team Pitches

  4. Deliberation

  5. Winners Announcements

Cluj-Napoca Teams


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