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!

Now available the video of the #InnovationDays – HUB Coimbra

Our #InnovationDays – HUB Coimbra took place last Wednesday July 22. If you couldn’t join us, you have the opportunity of watching now.

Success in our first Innovation Days-HUB Madrid

Our first #InnovationDays took place on July 14, with a great success of attendance and high level speakers: the European Space Agency (ESA), Hispasat, Quasar SR, Thales Alenia Space, Europe Unlimited, Geko Navsat and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), among others.

The event began with the welcome of Jarosław Sołtys, Project Director of the Technology Partners Foundation, and partner of the Go2Space-HUBs project.

Next, Joana Kamenova, Outreach and Business Analyst at the European Space Agency (ESA), offered an overview of how ESA can support and promote new companies through its funding lines, pointing to our HUBs as tools to drive the ecosystem. She also provided information on actual challenges related to space and space technology solutions.

Emma Crespo, from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, presented the Go2Space-HUBs project, its three HUBs in Madrid, Coimbra and Tallinn, and the open Call for entrepreneurs and start-ups and scale-ups, before giving way to the first round table.

Teresa Barber, Junior Business Development, Digital at Europe Unlimited and Carlos Toledo, from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) spoke about the challenges of European space sector and financial instruments for start-ups.

The next round table, ‘From space technologies to innovative businesses’ was composed by José Luis Serrano, Head of Services, Solutions and Innovation at Hispasat; Lara Arche, Innovation Manager at Thales Alenia Space; Rafael Olmedo, Founder & CEO of Geko Navsat and Ignacio de la Calle, Business Development Manager at Quasar Science Resources, who offered a very interesting insight from the experience of their respective companies.

Lastly, Gemma Villegas, from the UC3M Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service, detailed the HUB Madrid Acceleration Program.

The event ended with some questions to the speakers and the opportunity to fix B2B meetings.

The organization of the event was in charge of Knowledge Innovation Market (KIM).

The next Innovation Days will take place on July 22 HUB Coimbra and August 24 HUB Tallinn

Innovation Days. HUB Coimbra. Online. Wednesday, July 22

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 July 22.

AGENDA: (The event will be held in Portuguese language)

09:00 – Welcome

  • Carlos Cerqueira. Innovation Director at Instituto Pedro Nunes

09:05 – Presentation of the Go2Space-HUBs project

  • Ana Vaz. Innovation Manager at Instituto Pedro Nunes

09:15 – Hot Topics of Space sector

  • Carlos Cerqueira. Innovation Director at Instituto Pedro Nunes

09:25 – Space, Connection with Scientific Research

  • Fernando Pinheiro. Researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra and the Land and Space Research Center of the University of Coimbra.

09:35 – We are living in a different era “and innovation is the Key”

  • Ricardo Carmona. Co-founder and Business Developer at Matereo

09:45 – ESA for SMEs: hands-on workshop

  • Francisca Eiriz. Innovation Manager at Instituto Pedro Nunes

09:55 – How to join ESA BIC PT: hands-on workshop

  • Alexandra Almeida. Innovation Manager at Instituto Pedro Nunes

10:05 – Introduction to the Virtual Networking Session

  • Carla Duarte (moderator). Innovation Manager at Instituto Pedro Nunes

Virtual networking session

  • José Rodrigues (moderator). Instituto Pedro Nunes, IPN

10:30 – IPN Incubation Program Presentation

  • Carlos Cerqueira. Innovation Director at Instituto Pedro Nunes

10:40 – Q&A

  • Carla Duarte (moderator). Innovation Manager at Instituto Pedro Nunes

10:45 – Summary & Inspiration for further contacts

  • Carla Duarte (moderator). Innovation Manager at Instituto Pedro Nunes

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

Innovation Days. HUB Madrid. Online, Tuesday, July 14

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

Join us online on July, 14 from 10:00-11:30 CEST.

AGENDA

10:00- Welcome (English)

  • Jarosław Sołtys, Project Director. Technology Partners Foundation

10:05- ESA: Springboard for the start-ups acceleration (English)

  • Joana Kamenova, Outreach and Business Analyst. European Space Agency (ESA)

10:15- Presentation of the Go2Space-HUBs project (Spanish)

  • Emma Crespo. Emprendimiento y Desarrollo Empresarial. Servicio de Emprendimiento e Innovación. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

10:25- Round table 1: Retos del sector espacial europeo. Instrumentos financieros para start-ups. (Spanish)

  • Teresa Barber, Junior Business Development, Digital. Europe Unlimited
  • Carlos Toledo. Departamento de Promoción Institucional y Cooperación Territorial. Dirección de Programas de la UE y Cooperación Territorial. CDTI

10:45- Round table 2: From space technologies to innovative business (Spanish)

  • José Luis Serrano, Head of Services, Solutions and Innovation. Hispasat
  • Lara Arche Andradas, Innovation Manager. Innovation Point of Contact. Thales Alenia Space
  • Rafael Olmedo, Founder & CEO. Geko Navsat
  • Dr. Ignacio de la Calle, Director de Desarrollo de Negocio. Quasar Science Resources

11:15- Presentation of the Acceleration Program (Spanish)

  • Gemma Villegas. Emprendimiento y Desarrollo Empresarial. Servicio de Emprendimiento e Innovación. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

11:25- B2B meetings arangement & questions (Spanish)

11:35- Closing

MODERATOR: Jorge Onsulve, Director y Presentador del podcast La Fábrica de la Ciencia, Universe Explorers & Wish Spatial Project.

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!

Go2Space-HUBs Open Call. Apply now!

We are looking for 20 entrepreneurs/early stage start-ups for incubation & 20 established start-ups/scale-ups for acceleration

The Go2Space-HUBs project has just opened its call, which is 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. 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.

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 Incubation Program

There will be two incubation programs: in the HUB Coimbra (Portugal) at Instituto Pedro Nunes and in the HUB Tallinn (Estonia) at Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol.

The Incubation Program offers an intensive training during one year and individualized coaching in prototyping, product development, business model, financing, product-market fit, sales and marketing, and investment readiness.

Each team is assigned a key coach, product development and marketing mentor, and best teams will receive external specialized services worth of 4000€ in each program and the possibility to take part to the Investment & Partnering European Event.

The Acceleration Program

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).

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

Go2Space-HUBs is supporting entity of the SMEBOOK platform

The virtual presentation of the SMEBOOK platform took place last  May 19.

The SMEBOOK is an artificial intelligence based platform providing tech companies working in any sector with tailored recommendations to find best partners and interplay with supporting entities like clusters, associations, universities, research organizations, policy makers, financial players and experts.

Go2Space-HUBs is one of the supporting entities of this platform, where our three Hubs (Coimbra, Madrid and Tallinn) have a virtual room so that start-ups and SMEs can join and connect each other, facilitating knowledge and technology transfer.

Find out more: smebook.eu

Go2Space-HUBs at International Aerospace Days

The ‘International Aerospace Days’ matchmaking event, was originally planned as part of ILA Berlin. It took place from May 13-15, and had 369 participants.

This Virtual Networking, where meet and match with potential cooperation partners in virtual business meetings, was a great opportunity to present the Go2Space-HUBs project and make contacts with different stakeholders.

More information: https://iad-berlin-2020.b2match.io/

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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.