ActInSpace® is an internationalinnovation contest initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 100cities across 5 continents.
ActInSpace®is supported by ESA and the ESA Business Incubation Centres network. AerospaceValley, has been mandated by the CNES and ESA is in charge of the operationalexecution of ActInSpace® 4th edition. By taking part in ActInSpace®, you’ll betaking part in a truly international event bringing together entrepreneurs,students, job seekers, developers and creatives worldwide.
For 24hours, teams come together to work on real-life challenges alongside businessmentors and technical experts and to imagine and design innovative services andproducts that find every day uses for space technologies or data. And that’sjust the beginning! The winning teams will proceed to the national andinternational finals to present their project to an international jury ofexperts on technology transfer and business development.
All teamswith promising projects will go on to receive guidance from ESA’s BusinessIncubation Centres and partner incubators to accelerate their project and turntheir idea into a real company. What are ActInSpace® key goals?
We wantto make people dream bigger and develop their entrepreneurial spirit, especiallyyoung people We aspire to show people just how amazing the space sector is andhow it can positively impact on our daily life.
We’redriven to demonstrate the social-economic potential of the space sector and itsability to boost startup creation.
We lookto build a bridge between civil society and space agencies to make patentlicensing more accessible.
Webelieve in #WomenInSpace and want to encourage women to start technicalcompanies.