ACCELERATION PROGRAM

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

WHAT IS THE ACCELERATION PROGRAM?
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
KEY PROGRAM DATES
HOW IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
WHY JOIN?

What is the acceleration program?

3 months of Intensive Online Training + Individual Mentoring

A high impact program based at the UC3M Science Park aimed at promoting the development of startups and scaleups in the space sector.

During 3 months participants will receive extensive training and individualized coaching in:

  • MARKET READINESS

  • INVESTMENT READINESS

  • REINFORCING YOUR TECHNOLOGY BASE

  • REVIEWING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Who are we looking for?

START-UPS

New early stage emerging ventures.

SCALE-UPS

High-impact projects looking to accelerate their growth.

We are targeted at start-ups and scale-ups that work in the Space Sector in the following areas:

Digitalization

Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart transport, …

Sustainable Development Goals

Low carbon future, social impact, …

Defence & Security

Cyber, Military, Big Data, Fintech, …

Spacetech Excellence

Space Upstream & Downstream Sector

We are looking for start-ups and scale-ups that want to grow their business:

  • Capture new opportunities
  • Entering into new markets
  • Improving product-market fit
  • Achieving customer growth
  • Securing necessary funding for growth…

Key program dates

Acceleration Program will have one edition in September 2020 and one in March 2021.
It will include 10 companies in each uptake.

  • 01.

    May-August 2020

    Application period

  • 02.

    September 2020

    Program begins (FIRST EDITION)

    02.

  • 03.

    December 2020

    First Demo Day Event

  • 04.

    March 2021

    Program begins (SECOND EDITION)

    04.

  • 05.

    June 2021

    Second Demo Day Event

  • 06.

    October 2021

    Investment & Partnering Event

    06.

How is the selection process?

The following criteria will be consider based on the information supplied in the application:

  • Business maturity

  • Team

  • Feasibility and scalability

  • Market

  • Competitive advantage

  • Window of opportunity

CUT-OFF DATES

– July 15, 2020
– August 20, 2020
– September 10, 2020

Why join?

Training & Mentoring

Intensive online training and individual coaching. Also they’ll access to an official training in agile methodologies and individual mentoring with experts.

Networking

Networking activities with experts from government, industry, research and investment sectors and important opportunities for exchange with a high visibility.
Acceleration Program participants will also be counselled to apply to Coppernicus Incubator.

Events

Participation in events on the space sector, such as Demo Days, where the start-ups/scale-ups can present their projects to potential investors and other possible collaboration partners.

Prizes

4.000€ for the winners of the Demo Days & 6.000€ for the Hackathons.
And the possibility to take part to the Investment & Partnering European Event.

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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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