International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition „HEMUS 2022”
Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 01 - 04 June 2022

DefInSpace (DIS) Bulgaria-2022 Hackathon

DefInSpace (DIS) Bulgaria-2022 Hackathon
3-4 June 2022

The Office for Transfer of Aerospace Technologies "RISK-SPACE-TRANSFER", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, under the auspices of the Embassy of France in Bulgaria and with the support of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Hemus-95 Foundation, is organizing on June 3-4, 2022, the first international hackathon in Bulgaria – DefInSpace within the International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition „HEMUS 2022”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 01 - 04 June 2022 (

DefInSpace 2022 ( is the first international competition for innovation focused on the application of space technology in the field of defense and security. Initiated by the French Space Command in France (Commandement de l'Espace) and organized by the French Aerospace Cluster "Aerospace Valley" in 2021.

DefInSpace 2022 is open to participants over the age of 18, students and young employees of companies with no more than three years seniority, who are willing to address challenges tasked by the French Space Command related to space traffic management. Participants register individually or as a team of 2 to 5 members. The rules for participation are published on the official DefInSpace webpage:

Space traffic management is a topic of growing importance to humanity due to the significant increase in the launch of artificial satellites into Earth orbit and the European Union's plans to develop a policy on the EU's ability to track space objects and create international regulations for the responsible and safe use of outer space.

The winning teams in the Bulgarian edition of DefInSpace 2022 will have the opportunity to represent Bulgaria in Paris at the international final, which will be held on June 28, 2022. The grand prize is a trip to the spaceport in French Guiana and attend the launch of a satellite.

The topic of the Hackathon is suitable for the participation of students from military schools, universities, as well as representatives of scientific and business organizations working in the field of security and aerospace technology. Business organizations have the opportunity to participate as partners in the Hackathon, providing additional prizes for participants, and will have the opportunity to participate in the presentation of the results of the Hackathon on 04.06.2022, as well as to promote their activities through national and international platforms related to the Hackathon.

Registration for DefInSpace Bulgaria:

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