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Be a part of one of Toronto's best tech events

We've built a challenge worthy of Toronto's top-tier development talent, and it's a sight to see. The NASA International Space Apps Challenge Toronto presents 150 developers, makers, entrepreneurs and engineers with 25 NASA-designed technical challenges to solve over an intense weekend of collaborative competition. Packed with astronaut Q&As, onsite expertise, and a night-at-the-museum vibe, Space Apps brings out the city's best.

For sponsors, Space Apps offers a variety of opportunities to network with participants – allowing your employees to join as challenge participants, leveraging your staff as expert mentors, or just making booth space available to exhibit. Space Apps is a great opportunity to put your brand in front of tech influencers.

“Toronto is a city full of creative people actively contributing to science, technology, and innovations around the world. I’m proud to see a Toronto team recognized by NASA and representing Toronto-made innovation on the global stage.”
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
"When I took over Space Apps in 2014, I came to Toronto to learn from the best. After conversations with the organizing team and volunteers, and witnessing how the event was run, I came back to NASA full of ideas on how to enhance and grow the experience in the coming years. Space Apps Toronto is one of the premier events on the planet."
Beth Beck, NASA HQ Office of Chief Information Officer: Open Innovation Manager, Acting Deputy Associate CIO, Acting Info Mgmt Prog Exec
"If success is measured by attendance, media reach, and number of projects demoed, the Toronto NASA Space Apps Challenge at the Royal Ontario Museum can be considered one of the most successful technology-for- social-good events ever held in Canada."
Heather Leson, Serial hackathon organizer for Random Hacks of Kindness CrisisCommons, and Ushahidi.com

Hackathons: Marathons for Hackers

Space Apps Toronto is a hackathon. "Hacker" carries no malicious connotation here; it describes creative and talented coders who pursue innovative solutions to complex problems.

The event begins Friday evening when hackers form teams and select their challenges. Most work day and night on their solutions that take form as mobile apps, software, robotics, schematics and designs – many of them functional by the end of the weekend. Sunday's presentations are open to the public, livestreamed to hundreds, and evaluated by a panel of well-known and respected judges – it's quite the affair.

"... a great way to engage and showcase Toronto's software and hardware engineering talent."
Councillor Adam Vaughan,
Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

A Local Hackathon, with International Significance

Running annually since 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge brings coders, designers, entrepreneurs and makers together from across the globe to take on a series of challenges developed by NASA. Last year, more than 15409 hackers participated from 161 cities in 61 countries, creating over 1300 projects! During the intense 48-hour hackathon, teams will form and produce solutions that leverage NASA's extensive spacecraft, celestial and science data. Together, we'll make space and Earth more accessible, visual and fun to explore.

A Press-Generating Juggernaut

Space Apps Toronto generates tremendous local and national press attention.

Last Years Press Coverage