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ACTINSPACE in Adelaide, Australia
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ActInSpace® Adelaide Edition

The University of South Australia's Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in Adelaide will once again be hosting the Adelaide edition of ActInSpace®. The ICC founded the globally reknown Venture Catalyst Space incubator program and has strong networks into the space industry not only in South Australia, but globally.

Participation in the competition is open to business creators, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, associations, companies, developers, users, job seekers, designers and space experts. Together they will form teams to take up, in 24 hours, one of the challenges to be proposed by the organisers. It is necessary that the participants are adults to be able to atend the international finals in France.

The competition is open to teams of two to five people including:

  • adult individuals having an activity or residing in the country of one of the organiser sites (business creators, students, researchers, developers, users, designers and space experts, job seekers, etc.)
  • and/or private law legal entities (associations, companies), represented by an individual delegated to participate in this competition, with no limitation as to nationality.

The ICC is located at the University of South Australia's City West Campus in the Bradley Building.


UniSA's Innovation & Collaboration Centre, Level 2, Bradley Building

Corner North Terrace & Morphett St Bridge, Adelaide SA 5000


Please note all participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

What is ActInSpace®?

Launched by CNES (French government space agency) in 2014 and co-organised by ESA (European Space Agency) since 2016, ActInSpace® is an international competition enabling to imagine the products and services of tomorrow using satellite data or space applications.

Created in order to foster entrepreneurship, especially among young people, midway between a startup weekend and a hackathon, ActInSpace® enables teams with different profiles throughout the world to take up, in just 24 hours, one of the challenges set up by CNES, ESA and their partners, and finally launch their startup.

One of the objectives of ActInSpace® is to create a bridge between space agencies and citizens. Therefore, the competition offers challenges based on CNES and ESA patents, which participants can access. Examples of challenges can be seen on:

During the ActInSpace® hackathon, experts from the space industry and the business world are present to advise and accompany the contestants.

Through these challenges, combining proactiveness, pushing the limits and team spirit, ActInSpace® fosters and facilitates entrepreneurship among young people while promoting space technologies for daily uses, for the benefit of citizens, employment and our planet.

The best team wins a ZeroG flight in the European astronaut’s aircraft and all competitors get the opportunity to be accompanied for the launch of their startup.

Since the 1st edition of ActInSpace®, some 35 startups have actually been launched in the different host countries. Among recent examples features Australian company Wright Technologies, winner of ActInSpace® Grand International Prize in 2018 for its tamper-proof identification and registration system for UAV operators, using a CNES Patent based on Galileo.


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