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‘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.

ActInSpace’s Prizes in Spain: Madrid Go2Space-HUBs Award

A start-up/scale-up will benefit from participation in our Acceleration Program 2nd edition: 3 months with training sessions and mentoring.

This year the ActInSpace international business idea competition is taking place in Spain in cooperation with Go2Space HUBs on 13-14 November.

ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest inspiring young women and men worldwide to meet challenges based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures to launch start-ups into all areas of our daily lives.

The objective is to foster entrepreneurship, encourage start-up creation and promote the use of space technologies and space acquired data to change citizen’s lives, to boost employment and to protect our planet.

ActInSpace® is a unique opportunity for participants worldwide to work on creating business prospectives for the challenges by the use of patents, technologies and satellite data made available by CNES, ESA, Airbus and all our partners to create start-ups.

More information: hub-madrid@go2space-hubs.eu

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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.