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Results of 2022 NASA International Space Apps Challenge in Taipei, Taoyuan and Kaohsiung
October 14, 2022

October 17, 2022


From October 1-2, 2022, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) hosted Taiwan’s seventh annual NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon. This event was made possible through collaboration with the Taiwan Ministry of Digital Affairs, the Taiwan National Space Organization (NSPO) of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), the National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), along with Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung city governments. For the first time, the hackathon took place in three cities across Taiwan. AIT is grateful for the long-term support of the Taipei City Government and offers sincere thanks to the Taoyuan and Kaohsiung city governments for joining us this year.

The NASA hackathon is the world’s largest non-profit hackathon, and the 2022 NASA International Space Apps Challenge is the largest in NASA Space Apps history, with over 31,000 registered participants from 162 countries and territories, tackling 22 challenges. This year Taiwan had 66 teams and more than 400 participants.

Submissions included a wide range of topics. Taipei’s first place team “Mooooon” created an interactive 3D globe to show moonquake data from the Apollo seismometers. Both Taoyuan’s first place team “UniversalFactory” and Kaohsiung’s first place team “Monkeys among Mechanics” used 3D printers to design tools and furniture to help astronauts on Mars during their future one-year missions.

Three teams from Taipei, two from Taoyuan and two from Kaohsiung have been nominated to represent their cities in the next round of global judging. Congratulations and best of luck to all seven teams! Global nominees and local hackathon award-winning proposals are listed below.

Taipei City:

Taoyuan City:

Kaohsiung City:

Local Hackathon Awards:

  • “Best Use of Azure” awarded by Microsoft


  • Meta Platform, Inc.
  • Microsoft Taiwan
  • MediaTek
  • Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development
  • ICI (International Cooperation Center of Taipei Computer Association)
  • Startup Terrace