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?

Go2Space-HUBs at Startup Olé 2020

Go2Space-HUBs, have participated in the series of webinars organized by Startup Olé 2020, one of the most important events for technology entrepreneurs in Spain.

Go2Space-HUBs was represented by Gemma Villegas, from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service of the UC3M, and the managing director of Madrid Aerospace Cluster, Carlos Romero, partner of the project, who participated in the online seminar ‘Entrepreneurship and Space in Go2Space-HUBs: Calls for star-ups and mentors’.

The webinar, moderated by Emma Crespo, from UC3M’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service, was focused on publicizing the opportunities that the Go2Space-HUBs represents for entrepreneurs in the space sector.

In this regard, Romero said that the main objective of the project is “to generate support services for space entrepreneurship similar to those that exist in other sectors.” And he added: “The goal of Go2Space-HUBs is to become a reference actor.”

Villegas explained that the project has three Hubs in Madrid, Coimbra (Portugal) and Tallin (Estonia) and: “From HUB Madrid we propose an acceleration program, we take care of supporting and accompanying companies of a certain degree of maturity that want to continue growing ”.

Go2Space Acceleration program

The first edition of the Go2Space-HUBs acceleration program will begin in September and, for 3 months, the selected companies will have access to extensive online training and individual mentoring on issues such as knowledge and adjustment to the space market, channels and opportunities. financing and strengthening of technological bases.

The program is aimed at entrepreneurs and start-ups working in the space sector in the areas of digitization, sustainable development goals, space technology, and defense and security.

You can find more information about our Acceleration Program here.

Go2Space-HUBs will participate at Startup Olé 2020

Go2Space-HUBs will be at Startup Olé, the meeting point for international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our project coordinator UC3M Scientific Park and our partner Madrid Aerospace Cluster, will participate in the round table ‘Entrepreneurship & Space at Go2Space-HUBs: Calls for start-ups and mentors‘, next Wednesday September 9, 17:00 CEST.

The event will be free open access on streaming: https://t.co/dNyKN4HScj?amp=1

At Startup Olé, thousands of attendees, start-ups, accelerators, corporates, investors, universities and public institutions will meet to develop synergies, secure financing opportunities and boost the digital transformation through a series of activities like matchmaking, roundtables, workshops and networking.

This year’s edition will gather more than 260 startups from 23 different countries and 350 key players.

Our project coordinator UC3M Scientific Park and our partner Madrid Aerospace Cluster, will participate in the round table ‘Entrepreneurship & Space at Go2Space-HUBs: Calls for start-ups and mentors‘, on September 9, 17:00-17:30h CESTEmma Crespo from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service of the UC3M will conduct the table. Carlos Romero, Managing Director of Madrid Aerospace Cluster, and Gemma Villegas, from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service of the UC3M will participate in the table.

The Go2Space-HUBs project

The Go2Space-HUBs project is a european project targeted at entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups that work in the Space Sector, in the following thematic areas:

  • ‘Space-related projects for a digitalized Europe’ (e.g. big data, IoT, smart cities, smart transport)
  • ‘Space-related projects and applications to solve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (e.g. low carbon future, social impact)
  • ‘Space-related projects in Defence & Security’ (e.g. cyber, military, big data, fintech)
  • ‘Spacetech Excellence’ (space upstream & downstream sector)

Twenty selected entrepreneurs or early stage start-ups will have the opportunity to join a one year incubation program aimed at growing their idea into a strong business in the space sector at HUB Coimbra & Tallinn. And other twenty established start-ups or scale-ups will be involved in an intensive three-month acceleration program of online training and individual mentoring at HUB Madrid.

Moreover, the participants will attend networking activities with experts from government, industry, research and investment sectors, and participate in events on the space sector, where they will present their solutions to potential investors and find strategic partners to grow their business globally.

The Acceleration Program. Open Call.

This is a high impact program based in the HUB Madrid (Spain) at UC3M Science Park, where participants will receive, during three months, extensive online training and individualized mentoring in market and investment readiness, reinforcing technology base and reviewing operations management.
It will also include sessions for the knowledge, management and data processing of the Earth observation platform DIAS Environment, on European financing programs.

Go2Space-HUBs will also organize Hackathons and Demo Days, with 30.000€ in prizes, and the winners will take part to the final Investment & Partnering Event.

The last cut-off date for the first edition of the Acceleration Program is September 10, 2020

Go2Space-HUBs will also organize Hackathons and Demo Days, with 30.000€ in prizes, and the winners will take part to the final Investment & Partnering Event.

Go2Space-HUBs (Generating new sOlutions 2 and from Space through effective local start-up HUBs) is a European Project to secure the creation and up-scaling of European businesses, offering technology and services in and from the space sector, ensuring value creation and innovation through cross-fertilisation, training, and locally owned through the creation of three new Space Hubs in Coimbra (Portugal), Madrid (Spain) and Tallinn (Estonia), strengthening local entrepreneurship, business ecosystems and networks.

The project is financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870370. It has a duration of two years, and an overall budget of 1.1M €.

The consortium includes six partners from five different European countries (Belgium, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Spain) that represent key players in the local and regional start-up ecosystem: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid Aerospace Cluster, Technology Partners, Europe Unlimited, Tehnopol and Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN).

INNOVATION DAYS – HUB Tallinn. ONLINE on August 24, 10:30-11:45 AM Estonian time

The Innovation Days will bring together entrepreneurial students and local start-ups and businesses with the objective of fostering entrepreneurship opportunities, stimulating collaboration, and encouraging participation in the initiatives of the Go2Space-HUBs project.

It will take place ONLINE on August 24, 10:30-11:45 AM ESTONIAN time.

Agenda

  • ‘Business for space’
    Kadri Tammai – Head of Startup Incubator at Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
  • ‘Estonian Space Policy and Program 2020-2027’
    Paul Liias – Expert in Space Technologies and Policy at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia
  • ‘How to Establish Trust in Space Data and Systems?
    Marika Popp – Head of Space Solutions at Guardtime
  • ‘Why Drones are the next best thing since Aviation?’
    Marek Alliksoo – Co-founder and CEO at Skycorp OÜ

Go2Space-HUBs: The support and guidance you need to get your start-up/scale-up to the next level!

Join us on the Go2Space-HUBs Innovation Days! NEW DATES

NEW DATES:
Madrid: 14.07.2020
Coimbra: 22.07.2020
Tallinn: 24.08.2020

The Innovation Days will bring together entrepreneurial students and local start-ups and businesses with the objective of fostering entrepreneurship opportunities, stimulating collaboration, and encouraging participation in the initiatives of the Go2Space-HUBs project.

KEY-NOTE PRESENTATIONS

by SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, large companies or policy makers, illustrating inspiring examples of innovations in and from the space sector related to the 4 thematic topics: DIGITALIZATION – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – DEFENCE & SECURITY – SPACETECH EXCELLENCE

WORKSHOPS
engaging students and entrepreneurs in addressing real life problems faced by businesses where participants are challenged to come up with a solution

MATCHMAKING ACTIVITIES
allowing targeted ‘one-to-one’ networking between students, entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses

Go2Space-HUBs: The support and guidance you need to get your start-up/scale-up to the next level!

Congratulations to the winners of the HUB Coimbra’s Hackathon!

This Space Hackathon was organized by HUB Coimbra in partnership with Coimbra BEST Group – Board of European Students of Technology Local BEST Group Coimbra and University of Coimbra EBEC European BEST Engineering Competition, powered by ESA Space Solutions Portugal, on 7th and 8th March.

This Space Hackathon was involved in a 24-hour team event that has two different branches: Team Design  and Case Study

96 engineering students participated organized in teams with 4 or 5 members, along with, more than 20 staff persons from the Coimbra BEST Group and 2 Innovation Managers from IPN.

The winners of  the Case Study are:
1. Ebestas
2. God Dem!
4. Best 4

The winners of  the Team Design are:
1. IGen
2. Double Date Construtate
3. FICA

CONGRATULATIONS!

More information about this hackathon

Go2Space-HUBs partner of the Copernicus Masters 2020

The Copernicus Masters awards prizes to applications and services that use Copernicus data to fight important environmental and societal challenges.

Copernicus, the most comprehensive European Earth observation programme, offers open and free access to data for the development of solutions tackling important challenges faced by business and society today. This holds great potential for the creation of innovative products and services in a wide variety of domains and gives companies, entrepreneurs and startups huge opportunities to create sustainable solutions.

From 1 April to 30 June, participants in the Copernicus Masters 2020 can submit their innovative EO application or service to 9 challenges. At the same time, they have the possibility of choosing countries and regions with the brand-new up to 13 Copernicus Prizes co-funded by the European Commission with up to EUR 10,000 each.

Go2Space-HUBs is one of the partners of the Galileo Prize Catalonia – Spain, which means that the winners can access our 3 months Acceleration Program with training sessions and mentoring.

Go2Space-HUBs partner of the Galileo Masters 2020

Galileo Masters is the leading innovation competition for satellite navigation, and represents a network of innovation and expertise of more than 140 global partners, more than 13,000 participants and a panel of 200 experts assigned with the evaluation of the submissions.

While completion of the Galileo constellation is still in progress – the launches of the last four Galileo satellites are scheduled for the end of 2020 – the European Space Agency (ESA) is looking ahead to the system’s second generation. The first ideas, first studies, and first technology developments started four years ago.

The Galileo Masters is fostering the development of new business cases, service delivery and applications based on Galileo/EGNOS.

This year’s edition incorporates the brand-new Galileo Prizes powered by the European Commission (EC), and Go2Space-HUBs is one of the partners of the Galileo Prize Catalonia – Spain, which means that the winners can access our 3 months Acceleration Program with training sessions and mentoring.

Entries open until 30 June 2020

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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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