OPEN CALL: Apply to the 2nd edition of the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program

We are looking for 10 established start-ups/scale-ups for acceleration.

Cut dates: 5 February and 5 March, 2021

The 2nd edition of the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program is open. It is targeted at 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)

Ten selected companies will be involved in an intensive three-month acceleration program of online training and individual mentoring.

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.

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, including the SME Instrument that finances innovative projects and on the Technology Portfolio of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Meet some of the participants in the 1st edition here

Meet some of our mentors here

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

Madrid Space, start-up participating in Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program, is one of the founding members of MINSC

Five start-ups in the aerospace sector: BH Dynamics, Radian Systems, Anzen Engineering, ienai SPACE and Madrid Space -one of the companies of the first edition of our Acceleration Program-,  have come together to give life to the first consortium of companies in the Madrid region focused on the ‘New Space’. These last three companies are ESA BIC Madrid Region incubatees being Madrid Space graduated from the program already.

MINSC, Madrid Innovation and New Space Cluster, based in the UC3M Science Park, is a response to the growing interest and demand around small satellites, and specifically nanosatellites (those with weights less than 10 kg), a booming segment within the space sector with an annual market of $ 14 billion worldwide.

Among the objectives of the consortium are to promote dissemination, research and generation of knowledge around the “New Space”, as well as properly economic activities. The consortium seeks to facilitate collaborations with research centers and large companies, through the execution of projects that benefit from the consortiates’ own knowledge, among which are includes the ability to perform thermal, structural, reliability and radiation analyzes of the space environment or the manufacture of key systems in satellites such as on-board computers, power systems, thermal control and propulsion.

To demonstrate the potential of these synergies, the consortium hopes to launch the CIBELES (CubeSat for Innovative and Baseline ELEments in Space) nanosatellite, named in honor of the well-known enclave of the capital. It is a 5 kg platform that will be put into orbit in early 2022 to demonstrate some of the proprietary technologies developed by companies consortiums.

Two of our companies have been selected for the Venture Academies

Two of the participants in our Acceleration Program have been selected for the Venture Academies (Tech Tour Space Investment Programme), with live feedback from investors and experts about their business model and presentation skills to help them to get ready to pitch in front of investors and better communicate their value proposition.

They will also participate in an investor pitching event with a dedicated slot to present their value proposition and investment need to the audience and pre-arranged one2one meetings with investors.

These companies are:

You can see the programme of the pitching sessions here

The Tech Tour Space Investment Programme is 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 Tech Tour Space Investment programme is organised by Tech Tour, in collaboration with acceleration and incubation programmes such as Go2Space-HubsPoint.IoT, the Copernicus accelerator.

Now available the videos of the DIAS environment webinars

If you couldn’t attend our free webinars related to the DIAS platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information, don’t worry! You can watch the videos below.

In these two sessions, D.Sc. Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology and expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A., explain us all about these platforms.

But also we had two demos: ‘Galileo prospects and opportunities on applying the European GNSS system’ with Luisa Bastos and ‘Earth observation and monitoring: The Copernicus programme and ESA’s Sentinel missions’ with Cidália Fonte, in the HUB Coimbra session.

And in the HUB Madrid session, one of the companies participating in our Acceleration Program, Space Sur, show us an interesting use case: ‘Copernicus-Based Population Estimation Solution for Efficient Vaccination Campaigns’.

HUB Madrid session, 10 December 2020

HUB Coimbra session, 2 December 2020

Go2Space-HUBs collaborates in the organization of the NSE – New Space Economy 2020 Virtual Brokerage Event

The project Go2Space-HUBs collaborates in the organization of the NSE – New Space Economy 2020 Virtual Brokerage Event within the wider programme of activities of NSE ExpoForum 2020 organized by the National Research Council of Italy and the Enterprise Europe Network.

NSE Brokerage Event is addressed to at all public and private actors willing to contribute, sharing Know-how, showcasing their products and technologies, offering a disruptive vision and contribution to the development of the New Space Economy.

A Virtual Brokerage Event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners in online/virtual talks via B2Match. Bilateral meetings last 20 minutes. 20 minutes run fast, but it’s enough to introduce yourself to new business partners and start a constructive dialogue with them.

NSE Brokerage Event is addressed to:

SMEs, Incubators, Universities, Startups, Investors, Venture Capital, Trade Associations, Institutions, Research Centers and Space Agencies.

Registration in 5 steps!

Participation in the NSE Brokerage Event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. Participants need to register with profiles in English language:

1) Registration: Register via the green Registration button on the “Home” page. If you are a Spanish participant, please select “ES Madrid Network Association” as Support Office in order to monitor the Go2Space HUBs attendants.

2) Publish a business profile to showcase your needs: Create a strong profile which will raise your visibility to others on this platform. Your profile should be clear and concise.

3) Browse profiles of attendees: Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet at the event.

4) Send & receive meeting requests: Choose the participants you want to meet and Click on “meet”.
Incoming meeting requests have to be accepted by the recipients otherwise they can’t be scheduled.

5) Brokerage Event Day: Short before the day of the virtual event you will receive your meeting schedule “Agenda” by email. The day of the event, click the green button “Start meeting” to join the 1:1 meeting Video Call.

Deadline to register and request your business meetings: 8 December 2020

Demo Day – HUB Madrid. January, 2021

The HUB Madrid DemoDay will take place online in January 2021. The companies participating in the first edition of the Acceleration program will present their projects to potential investors and other collaboration partners.

The regional and European investment community will have a strong presence at the Go2Space-HUBs DemoDays.

The DemoDay Acceleration Prize will consist of 6.000€  and personalized services for the winning start-up including: experts advice and assessments related to Intellectual Property Rights, legal, financial and internationalization.

Are you an investor and want to participate?

For more information, please contact:

Webinar: ‘DIAS, the platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information’

Go2Space-HUB Madrid invites you to attend this free webinar in which we will thoroughly explain the DIAS platforms next December 10, 16:00 CET.

To facilitate and standardise access to data, the European Commission has funded the deployment of five cloud-based platforms providing centralised access to Copernicus data and information, as well as to processing tools. These platforms are known as the DIAS, or Data and Information Access Services.

If you want to learn more about these platforms, we invite you to attend our next webinar on December 10. The session will be in English.


16:00- Welcome

  • Gemma Villegas. Go2Space-HUBS Madrid Coordinator. UC3M
  • Jaroslaw Soltys, Technology Partners, Poland

16:05- DIAS: the platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information

  • D.Sc. Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. Expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A.

18:00- Use case: Copernicus-Based Population Estimation Solution for Efficient Vaccination Campaigns

  • Gustavo Calouri Satei, Managing Director. Space SUR

18:20- DIAS Environment Hackathon

  • Elsa de la Haza.Go2Space-HUBs Hackathon Coordinator. UC3M

‘Give your company some Space’

Give your company some Space is on December 2nd, starting at 10.00 GMT. A day dedicated to companies and space, companies and industry experts with the objective of fostering collaboration.

During the morning, discover how to access new markets and join an afternoon dedicated to the Copernicus Program, the Galileo System and the DIAS Platforms.

You will also have the opportunity to schedule B2B meetings with the experts!

Free participation but mandatory registration

‘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.

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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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