‘Our Watch Leads’ and ‘Staruplo’ win the Portuguese edition of Act in Space 2020

This year in 61 cities all over the 5 continents, more than 3500 participants were hacking the planet powered by Space.

Go2Space-HUBs collaborated with ActInSpace and Portugal was not left behind, almost 50 participants spread across the country were working hard day and night powered by IPN Go2Space-HUBs (Coimbra), powering not just prizes, but also providing technical support and assistance through experts availability and dedication.

The ‘Our Watch Leads’ (O.W.L.), an app based on citizen active contribution combined with EO data to fight climate change within green spaces) and ‘Staruplo’, a solution to fight climate change, focused on the detection and monitoring of methane emission sources, had to share the podium and took Go2Space-HUBs prize home: 6000 euros in services to accelerate their business.

The teams ‘To the Potatoes and Beyond‘ and ‘STARSQUAD‘  excelled by their originality, and took home special honour/prizes, they will receive a Go2Space-HUBs special kit.

The Space Investment Programme takes off!

Last Thursday, November 12th, took place the first webinar of the Space Investment Programme ‘Investment Landscape’, with Youssef Sabbah, Tech Tour Lead Innovation Manager.

Go2Space-HUBs collaborates with the Tech Tour Space Investment Programme, designed to help European start-ups developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors.

The objective of these webinars is to improve the Investment Readiness of the companies that applied to the Space Investment Programme, touching different topics: Investment landscape for Space sector, the importance of the team on a start-up environment and the pitch in front of investors.

During this first webinar were presented the results of the study undertaken by Go2SpaceHubs “Understanding barriers, needs and facilitating factors for access to finance for space start-ups”.

NEXT WEBINARS:

• Top reason for investment- the team; top reason for failure- the team – by Paul Gillespie from Gillamor Stephens, Thursday 19th November at 16:00 pm CET
• How to prepare your investor pitch – by Mark Wilson from Strategic Technology Bioconsulting, Thursday 26th November at 16:00 pm CET

ActInSpace’s Prizes in Spain: Madrid Go2Space-HUBs Award

A start-up/scale-up will benefit from participation in our Acceleration Program 2nd edition: 3 months with training sessions and mentoring.

This year the ActInSpace international business idea competition is taking place in Spain in cooperation with Go2Space HUBs on 13-14 November.

ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest inspiring young women and men worldwide to meet challenges based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures to launch start-ups into all areas of our daily lives.

The objective is to foster entrepreneurship, encourage start-up creation and promote the use of space technologies and space acquired data to change citizen’s lives, to boost employment and to protect our planet.

ActInSpace® is a unique opportunity for participants worldwide to work on creating business prospectives for the challenges by the use of patents, technologies and satellite data made available by CNES, ESA, Airbus and all our partners to create start-ups.

More information: hub-madrid@go2space-hubs.eu

#ActInSpacePT2020: 4 prizes worthen 1K in services to accelerate your business

You can still sign up for Act In Space 2020. You have 24 hours to hack one of the proposed challenges, and present your solution to the jury.


This year Go2Space-Hubs collaborates with #actinspacept2020 giving you the possibility to win one of the four prizes, worthen 1K in services to accelerate your business.

If you are willing to win GO2Space prize, follow the next steps:

You are still at stake to win the Portuguese overall prize, the INFANTE special prize if you also choose Tekever challenge.

If you win one of these prizes you have direct entry in the GO2Space incubation program at the Coimbra Hub

More information: hub-coimbra@go2space-hubs.eu

Go2Space-HUBs collaborates with ActInSpace

The ActInSpace international business idea competition is taking place in Estonia, Portugal and Spain in cooperation with Go2Space HUBs on 13-14 November.

ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest inspiring young women and men worldwide to meet challenges based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures to launch start-ups into all areas of our daily lives.

Designed for students but open to everyone, the objective is to foster entrepreneurship, encourage start-up creation and promote the use of space technologies and space acquired data to change citizen’s lives, to boost employment and to protect our planet.

ActInSpace® is a unique opportunity for participants worldwide to work on creating business prospectives for the challenges by the use of patents, technologies and satellite data made available by CNES, ESA, Airbus and all our partners to create start-ups.

The challenges are based on high-level technologies, which nevertheless are easy to re-use because they have been selected due to their potential for commercial applications. The winners of the ActInSpace contest will be awarded with amazing prizes, with the grand prize being a Zero-G Airbus A310 parabolic flight. However, the most important is not just to win, but to reach solutions ready to launch start-up companies, thanks to experts supporting all participants and teams round-the-clock during the ActInSpace contest.

So, GET READY to be coached, advised and encouraged by top technical and business experts transforming your idea into a winning business concept in just 24 hours.

Boosting investment readiness and building relations with investors

Are you a seed or Series A Space Tech company? Would you like to be part of an Investment Readiness Program specialized in Space? Register by the 6th of November to attend our Webinars for free.

Space is the new technological revolution and it is changing the way we live, work and play. The EU Space programme, with components such as COPERNICUS (EU’s Earth Observation and monitoring programme based on satellite and non-space data) and GALILEO (EU’s Global satellite navigation and positioning system – GNSS) provides critical infrastructure and Space data for the digital transformation. Satellite data is a key enabler of digital innovations in many application areas such as Agriculture (precision agriculture and integrated farming solutions), Smart Cities (urban mapping, planning and infrastructure monitoring, urban transport, waste management, …), Renewable Energies, Health (air quality and UV radiation forecast, …) and many more.

Go2Space-HUBs collaborates with the Tech Tour Space Investment Programme, designed to help European start-ups developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors.

Why should you join?

Are you a start-up developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data and looking to secure investment (seed or series A) in the next 18 months, then you will benefit from:

  • Live webinars to improve your understanding on the investment landscape for Space sector and the different funding sources and investment routes for space tech entrepreneurs (Open to all applicants).
  • Venture Academies with live feedback from investors and experts about your Business Model and Presentation skills to help you get ready to pitch in front of investors and better communicate your value proposition (Open to selected companies).
  • Get selected to Participate in an investor pitching event with a dedicated slot to present your value proposition and investment need to the audience and pre-arranged one2one meetings with investors (Open to selected companies).

Who can join this programme?

  • Start-ups developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data looking for seed or series A investment
  • Investors and experts active in the space sector
  • Participation is free for all applicants but the venture academies and the Space Investment Forum are open to selected companies only

Timeline

The program lasts for 3 months, it’s split into different online activities that will culminate with an e-pitching event (The Tech Tour Space Investment Forum) by the mid-December.

What are the Criteria for the Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts based on:

  1. Management Experience
  2. Product/Technology Merit
  3. Market Potential
  4. Go to Market/Strategy; Competitive Position
  5. Presentation Quality
  6. Business Model Clarity/Credibility

How can I join?

You need to register and submit your online application and an up-to-date presentation.

Contact tbarber@techtour.com for more information.

Witeklab and Tinkerers Lab -participants in our Acceleration Program- winners of the Galileo and Copernicus Catalonia Prize respectively

Witeklab, with the product “Underground precise pipe localization” TRENCHIP, has been the winning project in the GALILEO satellite category in the GALILEO MASTERS CATALONIA CHALLENGE , where 29 projects have participated.

TRENCHIP is an integrated system that allows you to mark, accurately locate and record information about specific points in trenches and underground conduits.​ With Trenchip you can view and keep updated information about your infrastructures from anywhere using an application and a Geographic Information System in the cloud.

This award involves participating in the Galileo Awards promoted by the European Commission and going directly to the European final which will take place in December 2020.

Tinkerers Lab, with its project HAToM, has been the winner of the Copernicus Prize Catalonia.

Tinkerers is a Geospatial Intelligence and Urban Computing lab where disruptive technologies are blended to create innovative tools, and it  was founded by 3 females fuelled by a passion for technology and entrepreneurship.

HAToM, its main product, is an immersive and interactive geospatial data visualization platform that translates geospatial data into a universal ‘visual’ language that everybody -irrespective of their specialization- can understand, and process data from multiple platforms, even in real time, and streams for unprecedented levels of insights.

More information: http://www.tinkerers.tech/

Meet the rest of our Acceleration Program participants:

Do you want to be part of the Acceleration Program 2nd edition?

Our companies have the opportunity of a virtual stand at South Summit

South Summit  is the Leading Innovation Global Platform focused on business opportunities and disruptive trends, that gathers together the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The companies participating in our Acceleration Program have the opportunity of a virtual stand at South Summit, open during one year.

Do you want to be part of the Acceleration Program 2nd edition?

Do you want to meet some of our particpants?

Some BENEFITS for being part of Go2Space-HUBs:

NETWORKING: Participants will have FREE access to the SMEBOOK platform (Premium Plan). SMEBOOK is an artifical intelligence based open innovation platform, that helps companies by providing a matchmaking algorithm capable of recommending partnerships according to their needs and interests.

TOOLS: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate provides startups with the right mix of tools and expert support so you can succeed with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.

Do you want to be part of the Acceleration Program 2nd edition?

The Acceleration Program takes off!

Last September 22nd, the HUB Madrid celebrated the virtual welcome to the first edition (from September to December 2020) of its Acceleration Program, with teams, start-ups, coordinators, mentors and trainers.

Virgilio Díaz, Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Support Service, Emma Crespo, Head of Entrepreneurship & Business Development of the UC3M, and Gemma Villegas, HUB Madrid Coordinator, welcome the participants and gave a first introduction to the program.

Some BENEFITS for being part of Go2Space-HUBs:

NETWORKING: Participants will have FREE access to the SMEBOOK platform (Premium Plan). SMEBOOK is an artifical intelligence based open innovation platform, that helps companies by providing a matchmaking algorithm capable of recommending partnerships according to their needs and interests.

TOOLS: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate provides startups with the right mix of tools and expert support so you can succeed with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.

Meet some of our participants:

Do you want to participate in the 2nd edition?

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Go2Space-HUBs has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870370.

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Go2Space-HUBs in an initiative within the framework of CASSINI programme.