European Space Innovation Centre
  • On the weekend of the 12 and 13 April 2014 ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk and Verhaert Connect are proud to host the NASA International Space Apps Challenge in the European Space Innovation Centre Noordwijk.

    Developers, designers, innovators all kinds of creative thinkers from all seven continents will come together for two days of creativity and computer coding to address challenges of global importance. This year we expect to have about 40 challenges that support NASA's mission directorates in five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics and Asteroids.

    Participation is free and we will arrange the coffee, drinks, food, workspace and connection to the web. But registration is obliged.

    Draft Program

    Saturday 12 April

    10:00 Registration

    10:30 Schedule and logistics announcements

    11:00 Begin developing

    12:30 Lunch break

    13:30 Developing continues

    18:00 Dinner break

    20:00 Developing continues

    Sunday 13 April

    12:00 Lunch break

    13:30 Presentations

    15:00 Judges Voting

    15:30 Awards

    16:00 Drinks

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Best Use of Data

    Profit One Trillion

    Most Inspiring

    The coil launcher

    People's choice

    The coil launcher



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    Derk Schneemann
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  • The following projects were worked on at Noordwijk:

    • Profit One Trillion

      Project Members from this location
      • Beam Contrechoc
      • Jos van Egmond
      • Martine Kea
      • Bob Zadok Blok
      • Peter van Vliet
      • Beam Contrechoc
      • Bart Enkelaar
      • Wendy Mensink
      • Arie van Ziel

      Intro: (slightly over the top :-)

      Humanity has the incredible mission to detach itself from this cosy Earth and start fearlessly endeavouring the final frontier and thoroughly investigate real deep space. To engage in this immense journey you have to make the first important but at t... Visit Project

    • The 'overview effect' APPtraction

      Project Members from this location
      • Léon Wennekes

      The overview effect, APPttraction

      By Léon Wennekes (

      Challenge: To combine the mesmerizing experience of the 'overview effect' with information about personal environment changes. Done on a location (travelling exhibition) and in combination with NA... Visit Project

    • Space Mission Visualizer

      Project Members from this location
      • Norbert Harder

      The goal of this project is to create a website that displays a 3D map of man-made objects in orbit around the earth at a given point in time. To master the large amount of objects in orbit filtering by time of launch and categories as well as color coding can be applied. Additional Informatio... Visit Project

    • Global Sensor Network

      Project Members from this location
      • marcel maatkamp

      With a RTL-SDR dongle costing no more than a 10 dollars or less one can receive live satellite data but only when the satellite is visible to you. The same concept of sharing that data globally (like does with data coming from airplanes), it should be possible redistri... Visit Project

    • My Sky

      Project Members from this location
      • Dmytro Gorbunov

      My sky (Challenge My Sky Color)


      The goal of this project is to involve as much people as possible for regulary making and uploading geotagged photos of the sky.

      Complete solution for collecting photos of the sky can be devided into the following parts

        ... Visit Project

    • Sunny App

      Project Members from this location
      • Hans Harts
      • Wendy Mensink
      • Arjan Nieuwenhuis
      • Robbert van der Pas

      Sunny App will provide an interactive navigation throughout the App. The App is available on Windows 8 Store, iPad and Android devices. We've created the Apps using the best cross-platform solution Xamarin in combination with MvvmCross. This allows us to use C# and .NET to create full native A... Visit Project

    • The coil launcher

      Project Members from this location
      • Dabian Oosterloo
      • Hernando Faddeev
      • Wendy Mensink

      Space Apps Challenge 2014 Challenge: Space Cadets

      Challenge Description: Create an open hardware design for the European Space Agency (ESA) that can be generated by a 3D printer. All of the open hardware designs will go into a public domain library of designs, and ESA will pick the bes... Visit Project