• In 2012, Australia participated in the inaugural International Space Apps Challenge. Events were held across Australia and coordinated through a central, flagship event. Of the seven solutions developed over the 48 hour period, five were selected as finalists, to then be judged against others that were developed from across the world!

    This year, Australia's flagship event will be at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC), ANU, Canberra. From here, all Australian sites will be coordinated with regular video conferencing connections and team collaboration opportunities. 

    The Brisbane event has been fortunate enough to have teamed up with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to host an event at the brand new, Science and Engineering Centre located at the Gardens Point campus. The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT's Science and Engineering research. Soaring across two storeys of the centre, the Cube is designed to support interactive displays of research projects using advanced digital technology, including 14 high-definition projectors, over 40 multi-touch screens and sound technology.

    This venue epitomises all that the International Space Apps Challege is about; transparency, participation, collaboration and open data. For those in and around the Brisbane area, it should prove to be a fantastic event full of learning, coding, sharing, designing and creating!

    We welcome participants with all types of skills, including coding, developing, designing, creating ideas and engineering to name a few. Most importantly, if you have a passion for science, technology and creating, then this is for you!

    The event will run over a 48 hour period from 20-21 April 2013. 

    Be sure to visit the Brisbane event on Facebook to find out who else is attending and what challenges people are working on. Feel free to start to develop your teams now! 

    Participant Info Pack

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    3rd Prize - Australian Local GitHub Award - Air Traffic Control Brisbane



    • Space Policy Unit
    • Australian National University
    • Queensland University of Technology
    • Victorian Space Science Education Centre
    • Geoscience Australia
    • Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
    • Space Gambit
    • Australian Youth Aerospace Association
    • GitHub
    • Hackerspace Brisbane
    • Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
    • Hackerspace Adelaide
    • ANZ Innovyz START
    • Engineers Australia
    • Aerion Technologies


    The Cube: QUTMap it
    Science and Engineering Centre Gardens Point Campus
    2 George St
    Brisbane, Queensland





  • The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Brisbane: