INSPIRE Hack 2017
Open Data, Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Observatories

This is the second edition of the INSPIRE Hack, i.e. a hackathon that is part of the INSPIRE Conference 2017. This time, the hackathon will start early in July 2017 when hackathon teams will be created and will start working on their projects before the INSPIRE Conference. The INSPIRE Conference will serve as a platform for presenting the hackathon results. All the hackathon teams will present their projects during a dedicated workshop at the INSPIRE Conference. The workshop including the award ceremony will take place either on 4th or 5th September 2017 in Kehl, Germany.

The INSPIRE Hack supports creativity, innovation, technical capabilities and knowledge sharing. The INSPIRE Hack focuses on methods where citizens are able to contribute to different environmental and societal issues through smart phones and other sensors.


7th July 2017 Start of the INSPIRE Hack II – start of the registration
7th July – 31st August 2017 – Building teams and working on hackathon projects
1st September 2017 – Delivery of the presentations for the INSPIRE Conference workshop
4th or 5th September 2017 – 3 hour workshop for presenting hackathon results and award ceremony, participation of all teams is strongly encouraged


For any inquiries please contact Karel Charvat at: charvat (at)


The registration for the INSPIRE Hack 2017 has been started!!! For registration, please use the online form:


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DataBio – The data intensive target sector selected for the DataBio project is the Data-Driven Bioeconomy, focusing in production of best possible raw materials from agriculture, forestry and fishery/aquaculture for the bioeconomy industry to produce food, energy and biomaterials taking into account also various responsibility and sustainability issues.

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