Top Solutions from the International Space Apps Challenge Announced
The International Space Apps Challenge joined together more than 2,000 people from around the world to create solutions of global importance related to spaceflight. The global contest winners have been announced, and the selected best solutions are:
- “Most Inspiring” Award to Planet Hopper (Oxford, United Kingdom)
- An app that visualizes Kepler data to allow children and teachers to explore all the exoplanets that we know about.
- “Best Use of Data” Award to Vicar2png (Virtual Participation)
- An app that allows anyone to view, enjoy, and remix NASA’s mission image data easily by converting VICAR files to the popular PNG image format.
- “Most Disruptive” Award to Growing Fruits: Pineapple Project (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Francisco, US; Santiago, Chile; and Virtual Participation)
An app that provides the optimal crop for your community by filtering a tropical crop database by location’s rainfall, latitude, elevation and pH..
- “Most Innovative” Award to Strange Desk (Oxford, United Kingdom)
- An app that allows users to socially share and analyze the occurrence of strange events with others.
- “Galactic Impact” Award to Growers Nation (Exeter UK, San Francisco USA, New York City USA, Santiago Chile, Nairobi Kenya and Santo Domingo Dominican Republic)
- An app that explores the potential of unused land for the growing of fruit, vegetable and other crops through the use of location, climate and growing data.
- “People’s Choice” Award to Bit Harvester (Nairobi, Kenya)
- An SMS-based remote data acquisition and control system for remote renewable energy installations.
The International Space Apps Challenge took place on April 21 - 22 in 24 cities around the world and produced more than 100 solutions to 61 unique challenges. Following the event, Innovation Endeavors and Talenthouse, launched a campaign to find and support the best innovations from the Space Apps Challenge.
“The Space Apps Challenge is truly fostering innovation by creating the perfect environment for the best minds in the world to come together and solve challenges that we all face,” said Dror Bernan, Managing Director of Innovation Endeavors. “NASA provided the data, code and platform for collaboration and we are here to support the best innovations coming out of this challenge and help these teams launch their ideas.”
Thirty-six teams from around the world were nominated for global recognition and invited to create video presentations of their solutions that are now available to view online. The online video submissions were available for public support voting from May 9th and then reviewed by a global judging panel for selection of winners.
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