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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).

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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.