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ActInSpace || An international innovation contest lead by CNES and ESA
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24th & 25th of APRIL 2020

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ACTINSPACE IN A FEW WORDS

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ActInSpace at a glance

Tackle ActInSpace’s challenges and unleash your entrepreneurial potential! 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. Designed for students but open to everyone, 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.
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TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

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. The challenges are based on high-level technologies, which nevertheless are easy to re-use because they have been selected due to their potential for commercial applications. The winners of the ActInSpace contest will be awarded with amazing prizes, with the grand prize being a Zero-G Airbus A310 parabolic flight. However, the most important is not just to win, but to reach solutions ready to launch start-up companies, thanks to experts supporting all participants and teams round-the-clock during the ActInSpace contest. So, GET READY to be coached, advised and encouraged by top technical and business experts transforming your idea into a winning business concept in just 24 hours.
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Feedback on ActInSpace 2018

After a first French edition (1 country, 5 cites), a second European edition (12 countries, 24 cities), ActInSpace 2018 went global.

ActInSpace  took place simultaneously on May 25-26 2018 in 32 countries and 54 cities. This third edition proved an enormous success, attracting more than 3,300 entrants. On the day of the event, 2,200 took part in more than 550 teams working for 24 hours on one of the 80 challenges set.

The International Prize, a flight in weightless conditions aboard the A310 Zero-G aircraft, went to Wright Team Incorporated from Australia.

Let's remember together this great event

ACTINSPACE ORGANIZERS

ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 100 cities across 5 continents. ActInSpace® is supported by ESA and the ESA Business Incubation Centres network. The CNES and ESA have mandated ESA BIC Sud France, led by Aerospace Valley, for the operational execution of the 3rd edition of ActInSpace®.

ACTINSPACE 2018 IN NUMBERS

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THE CHALLENGES PROVIDED FOR ACTINSPACE 2018

Have you ever dreamt of working with technologies developed for the conquest of space, or those made to make a rocket launch? You can stop dreaming and start doing! ActInSpace is the only contest in the world that offers the chance to work on CNES and ESA patents.

Have you ever dreamt to use space technologies to launch a startup with a real impact on daily life? Search no further! ActInSpace’s first goal is to foster startup creation

Plenty of partners provided challenges. To help you make your choice, the challenges have been subdivided into different categories.

#Every Day Life Business: Get your business off the ground thanks to space technologies
#Space4.0: Become a NewSpace player and improve the space sector thanks to ‘earth technologies’
#Humanitarian: Find a way to put the Space Sector at the service of humanitarian causes

 

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Press release: Winners of the #ActInSpace® 2018 edition

Posted on July 06, 2018


The awards ceremony for the third ActInSpace competition, organized by CNES, ESA and ESA BIC Sud France (1), was held during the Toulouse Space Show 2018. Created to promote the creation of start-ups based based on space technologies, this year's competition brought together 2,229 participants from ...(read more)

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Press Release : ActInSpace Goes International

Posted on May 30, 2018


Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May, CNES, ESA and ESA BIC Sud France organized the third edition of ActInSpace®, the top international competition devoted to space applications. Held concurrently in some 35 countries and 70 cities on all five continents, this competition open to entrants from all horiz...(read more)

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Boost your Career in Aerospace!

Posted on May 29, 2018


After 18 years of operations, the TBS Aerospace MBA program is launching a “NewGen” version on October, 2018. Thanks to the accreditation audit[2], the feedback from participants and Alumni, and the relentless input of the industrials and experts involved in the Academic Committee and Steering Commi...(read more)

SPONSORS OF ACTINSPACE 2020

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Success stories

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Our commitment to the grains planted during ActInSpace is often rewarded with the success of these new companies and structures. We are very proud to present a comprehensive list of the companies who’ve been part of ActInSpace 2014 or 2016, and who’ve made it since. These, are our success stories.

Press release: Winners of the #ActInSpace® 2018 edition
Posted on July 6, 2018
Press Release : ActInSpace Goes International
Posted on May 30, 2018
Boost your Career in Aerospace!
Posted on May 29, 2018
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