Objectives

The overall objective of the Go2Space-HUBs project is 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-fertilization, training and locally owned and driven networks and initiatives that connect effectively with existing EU initiatives. The specific objectives are:

  • Foster entrepreneurship opportunities

    in and from the space upstream and downstream sectors amongst entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs, including actors not traditionally involved in the space sector, through creating new opportunities for information exchange and collaboration between different actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and business communities.

  • Facilitate knowledge and technology transfer

    between the space and non-space sectors through matchmaking events and through providing targeted training on existing space programs and resources, like the DIAS (Data and Information Access Services) environments

  • Incubate 20 entrepreneurs and/or early stage start-ups

    Coimbra and Tallinn HUBs will in total incubate 20 entrepreneurs and/or early stage start-ups that offer services to or from the space upstream and downstream sectors (includes spinning-in/-out: i.e. application of marine, atmosphere and terrestrial solutions to challenges in space and vice versa)

  • Facilitate the creation of 9 new start-ups

    in the space upstream and downstream sectors or that utilize resources from the space sector to offer services or products to non-space sectors, through organization of Hackathons and through the new Go2Space-HUBs Incubation Programmes, of which at least 3 should work with applications (creation of 3 new applications).

  • Accelerate 20 established start-ups and/or scale-ups

    Madrid HUB will in total accelerate 20 established start-ups and/or scale-ups that offer services to or from the space upstream and downstream sectors (includes spinning-in/-out: i.e. application of marine, atmosphere and terrestrial solutions to challenges in space and vice versa)

  • Facilitate the scaling-up of European Start-ups and SMEs

    through reducing existing barriers for growth, building bridges between local initiatives and existing European instruments and supporting cross-fertilization between the space sector and the non-space sectors (improve the understanding of the different financing options, facilitate access to finance for those who are investor ready and providing capacity building on market growth to >100 entrepreneurs/start-ups and >200 scale-ups/SMEs)

  • Reduce barriers to finance from private and public sources

    through targeted training for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs on how to capture public and private finance (120 start-ups/scale-ups/SMEs)

  • Facilitate funding of start-ups

    through innovative support frames by creating new opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between private or institutional investors (local, regional and international) and local entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups

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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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