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?

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!

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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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