Plymouth, Devon

United Kingdom

Space Apps Plymouth, Devon was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 38 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 5 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Plymouth, Devon!

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The Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM at City College Plymouth is excited to be the first UK College to host the NASA Space Apps Challenge.

Space Apps is a two-day international hackathon hosted in cities around the world, globally coordinated by NASA. Everyone is invited to take part, whether you are a business, government organisation, academic, staff, student or researcher from any discipline.

Space Apps Challenge is about meeting new people and collaborating on innovative solutions to global problems. Solutions are typically websites, apps, concepts, or hardware prototypes. Don't let the 'Apps' part put you off, the best teams are often the most diverse teams in terms of age, skills and experience.

STEM has no barriers, come and join us, the sky is (literally) the limit!

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Address: City College Plymouth, Kings Road, Devonport, PL1 5QG

Parking is free on site across the weekend and a visitor parking map can be found here.

Space Apps is a free event and food/drink provision will be available.

Due to safeguarding regulations, attendees must be aged 16 years or older.


Across the two days, teams of 4-6 individuals will develop their solution to selected challenges. You can form your team before the event or at the start of the weekend.

At the conclusion of the event, teams will present their solution to a panel of judges to win awards. The top solution will proceed to compete on a global level.

By the end of the hackathon you will need to register your team on the Space Apps Challenge website. This will be explained at the start of the event.


Please read about the announced categories:

If you think you have a great idea and you would like to gather a team for the hackathon, announce your idea at the event.

To start you off, check out the NASA links below:

Although this is a NASA event, you might want to mesh data from NASA with data from ESA (European Space Agency), Europe's counterpart to NASA:


A number of computers will be available on the day but we recommend bringing a laptop/tablet across the weekend. Power sockets and wifi will be provided.

More details will be available nearer to the event.

Schedule (All times GMT)

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Registration

  2. Schedule and logistics announcements

  3. Subject Matter Expert briefing

  4. Start solving your challenge

  5. Lunch break

  6. Continue challenge work

  7. Dinner break

  8. First day debrief

  9. End of the day

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Registration

  2. Logistics briefing & updates

  3. Continue challenge work

  4. Submission deadline

  5. Lunch break

  6. Group photo

  7. Presentations

  8. Judges voting - tea/coffee break

  9. Awards

  10. Event close


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.