Prishtina, Kosovo – November 7, 2018: Kosbit LLC, a Kosovo-based global IT solutions leader specialising in business processes and managed outsourcing services, was the presenting supporter for this year’s NASA International Space Apps Challenge, which is hosted in Prishtina. The focus this year was on innovation ideas, which were well represented.
The Space Apps Challenge is an international event that occurs within a specific 48-hour time frame in cities around the globe. The Space App Challenge invites coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists and space enthusiasts to come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in space. The Kosovo Innovation Centre (ICK) hosted the event, which took place October 19-21. The challenge was a big success at ICK in the past, where the community won the People’s Choice Award in 2015 and were listed among the Top 5 for Best Use of Data in 2017.
This year some amazing ideas were fostered during the event. xTenuate was selected as the NASA Space Apps global nominee. xTenuate designs and implements data resources to help firefighters, police officers, and first responders manage and prevent crisis situations. xTenuate makes calculations based on past and current data in order to estimate the likelihood of disasters, such as wildfires.
“We are honoured to be selected as the NASA Space Apps 2018 global nominee and to engage the community in something that can have massive, global impact,” said Besart Kuleta, from xTenuate.
Kosbit has built a reputation for community involvement and supporting technological development. As presenting supporter for the NASA Space Apps challenge this year, Kosbit finds the challenge to be important because it represents the company’s support of growth, development, and investment in Kosovo.
Kosbit was especially interested in the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 because the event focused on a more comprehensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) audience, bringing the innovation sector together to look at solutions of truly global proportions,” said, Hajrë Hyseni, Chief Executive Officer of Kosbit, “We are always looking for ways to innovate, to be at the forefront of technology, and to help foster our community’s economic development. While we wish the xTenuate Team the best of luck, we are always looking to support the research and development and innovation initiatives in our country.”
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