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ActInSpace || An international innovation contest lead by CNES and ESA
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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 this great event together 

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 2020 NUMBERS

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CHALLENGES

THE CHALLENGES PROVIDED FOR ACTINSPACE 2020

Have you ever dreamt of working with technologies developed for the conquest of space, or those made to make a rocket launch? 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 of using space technologies to launch a startup with a real impact on our daily lives? Look no further! ActInSpace’s primary 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 using space technologies
#Space4.0: Become a NewSpace player and improve the space sector thanks to ‘earth technologies’
#Humanitarian: Find a way to make the Space Sector serve humanitarian causes

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City registration is open !

Posted on September 19, 2019


Actinspace is back and this fourth edition is going to be more international than ever ! Make sure your city is part of the action and sign up to become a host for the challenge. Want to be part of the Actinspace adventure ? Join us ! We're recruiting cities now....(read more)

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ActInSpace® 2020 kicks off at Paris Air Show

Posted on June 18, 2019


On Wednesday 19th June at Paris Air Show, CNES, ESA and Aerospace Valley kicked-off the 4th edition of ActInSpace® which will take place in 50 countries and 100 cities. The 24h-hackaton is the opportunity for participants to imagine and design innovative products and services using satellite data or...(read more)

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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)

ACTINSPACE 2020 SPONSORS

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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.

City registration is open !
Posted on September 19, 2019
ActInSpace® 2020 kicks off at Paris Air Show
Posted on June 18, 2019
Press release: Winners of the #ActInSpace® 2018 edition
Posted on July 6, 2018
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