Hang on a minute - isn't the European Space Agency a bunch of astronauts and rocket scientists? What does ESA have to do with app development and SAP?

From space, our planet's atmosphere, land, and water can be monitored for multiple application fields. This is where the ESA App Camp comes in: It's your chance to make the resulting information accessible to a broad audience and create value in the process! And with supporting technology like the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, you'll have the tools you need to get the most out of this Earth observation data.

Participants in Barcelona will have access to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, that enables developers to build, extend, and run applications on SAP HANA in the cloud. With its unmatched capability to process big data in high speed and its built-in geospatial functionality, it is the natural choice for running earth observation applications. Experience in integrating such data or using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform is not required to participate in the preceding Appathons.

The ESA App Camp is inviting app developers to unique events where they can meet with like-minded people and tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. You can join in by attending one of the six Appathons being held at ESA BIC and partner locations across Europe on 24-25 Jan 2015.

Students and professionals alike will be asked to team up and develop ideas on how to enrich apps with the abundance of data offered by Earth observation satellites and the power of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The winning team of each Appathon will then be invited to the ESA App Camp Barcelona (25 Feb - 3 Mar) to compete for the grand prize, which will be presented at the Mobile World Congress 2015.

Think you've got what it takes? Choose a location and challenge, sign up, and give it everything you've got to claim your ticket to Barcelona. And don't forget: all of the expenses are on us!

The ESA App Camp is organised by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) on behalf of the European Space Agency and sponsored by SAP University Alliances. We're also working with other awesome partners in six countries to make the pre-selection Appathons a great experience.


Everyone of adult age can sign up for the Appathons. You can either register as a team of two or as individuals. At least one of your team needs to be a full-hearted app developer. All participants will be grouped into teams of four at the event. For more information have a look at the rules.

If you win your local Appathon, you will be invited to the ESA App Camp in Barcelona (25 Feb- 3 Mar), where you will compete with the winners of the other Appathons for the grand prize.


@ ESA App Camp Barcelona
  • Get rewarded at the Mobile World Congress 2015
  • 2 x EUR 5,000 prize money
  • Door prize for everyone
  • Access to ESA BIC & SAP start-up support
  • If you win your local Appathon, you will be invited to the ESA App Camp in Barcelona (25 Feb - 3 Mar). All costs covered


Everyone is welcome to join, but as always there are some rules to be accepted.

 Download rules (PDF)