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!

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 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/

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

Go2Space-HUBs Hackathon in Coimbra

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:

  1. Team Design (TD) – To use creativity and knowledge to design the coolest projects, based on given space technology and theme, teams will have to conceive a solution based on the use of the given space tech combined with any other available technology and then develop a business model for their innovation. In the end, teams will have to pitch their business idea.
  2. Case Study (CS) – Using a theoretical project where teams have to study the given case, analyze it and discover an outside-of-the-box solution that can be implemented in a real context, the objective is to build a prototype that meets certain requirements, according to the objective of the challenge and the materials available. In the end, teams will have to pitch about their prototypes.

100 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.

These challenges were fully developed by the HUB Coimbra in connection with the Coimbra BEST Group. The main objective was to organize a competition in which each team would address a challenge and then create a PowerPoint presentation to support a 5 minutes pitch, which was followed by up to 5 minutes of question and answers from the jury. With the presentation, each team should be ready to provide a max three-page report, about the final proposal.

With this aim, HUB Coimbra also organized 2 sessions (2 hours each) of the same workshops “HOW TO MAKE A ROCKET PITCH!”, on March 6th, delivered by Carla Duarte, innovation manager and a certified trainer from IPN, to support the team in their preparation of the pitch session that would
occur after the hackathon.

The participants in these workshop were the team members that also participated in the hackathon: 55 engineering students from the University of Coimbra participated in these two sessions.

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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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