Act In Space Luxembourg
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Act In Space Luxembourg 2020
Checkout the aftermovies:
The Backstage Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwUzcWqmdJY
The hackathon aftermovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrkT-w6mMlc&t=2s
ActInSpace event concept was created by the CNES & the ESA. The hackathon is running every two years at international level. Each participating country organises a national hackathon whose winning team will participate in the international final in Toulouse.
The main goals of Act In Space hackathon are:
- To foster and enforce entrepreneurial and innovation management practices of participants by offering a game-based learning experience;
- To promote space;
- To promote the creation of start-ups by using and adapting space technologies to our daily life;
- To create an event focused on space and innovation in Luxembourg.
During this hackathon several teams (of 5 people max each) have to work on the challenges offered by the CNES, the ESA and other sponsors in 24h. Each team has to choose the preferred challenge among this list.
In 2020 edition also a Luxembourg challenge "Configure test a DIY lunar rover" has been introduced, in collaboration with the Space Robotics Research Group from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. The challenge consists in conceptualizing an application that allows to configure rovers to find resources on the moon. A specific prize was dedicated to this challenge. The Luxembourg LunaLab representatives reviewed the project proposals and awarded the best team with a valid moon rover for the mission of finding ice on the moon. The winner will have the privilege to receive a DIY kit and to remotely test the rover at the Luxembourg LunaLab.
Pre-event informational webinars
Two pre-event webinars were scheduled to discover more about the hackathon contest, space entrepreneurship topics, the logistics and to meet the organisers and potential team members:
- 1st pre-event webinar: 15th October 2020 from 6h30 PM to 7h30 PM
- 2nd pre-event webinar: 28th October 2020 from 6h30 PM to 7h30 PM
Virtual event & Agenda
Act In Space Luxembourg 2020 took place on 13th-14th November 2020.
Given the critical ongoing COVID-19 situation and related restrictions in involved countries, the event was fully virtual.
Participants coordinated in remote with team members and coaches, and pitched their project to the jury via video conference.
The event started at 2PM on 13th November and ended at 6PM on 14th November.
2h00 PM Friday 13th Nov: Event launch (webinar)
- Welcoming message
- Reminder of the competition rules
- E-meet the coaches
- Teams consolidation on remote
From Friday 13th Nov 3h00 PM to Saturday 14th Nov 3h00 PM: 24hrs Hackathon
- Each team works on remote on the chosen challenge, with the support of industry experts. The coaches will be available also at night.
- Duration: 24 hours
- Teams have to upload their presentation by Saturday 3PM
3h30 PM Saturday 14th Nov: Pitches to the jury
- Teams pitch in front of the jury (via video conference)
- 5 minutes pitch + 2 minutes Q&A for each team
5h30 PM Saturday 14th Nov: Virtual Award Ceremony
- Result and feedback to each team
- Award ceremony
Participate in Act In Space 2020
The hackathon is open to space-related professionals and university/doctoral students in the following fields: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), Business, Medical, Design, Behavioral sciences.
As participant, you foster and enforce entrepreneurial & innovation practices through experiential learning.
Moreover, you have the chance to:
- Meet recognised experts in space, technology, design and intellectual property
- Compete for exceptional prizes in an international hackathon context
- Imagine the first elements of your startup and become tomorrow’s New Space entrepreneur
Participants are asked to form teams, choose one of the space challenges proposed by CNES, ESA and sponsors, and deliver a solution in 24 hours, mentored by professional industry experts.
We can welcome a maximum of 60 people: 12 teams of maximum 5 people each.
Participation is free of charge.
ActInSpace Luxembourg winners are awarded with amazing prizes (see the list below in this page).
Moreover, 1st place winners of each country participates in the International Final in Toulouse (January or February 2021) and competes for the 1st International Grand Prize (offered by Air Zero G – Novespace): a weightlessness astronaut experience on the Zero-G Airbus A310 parabolic flight.
Coaches & Jury
Several industry experts and professionals representing the most relevant actors of the Luxembourg space and tech innovation ecosystem and research institutions from the Greater Region support and evaluate the teams.
The profiles of our experts (coaches and jury members) are displayed at the end of this page.
Look at previous editions' aftermovie
SpaceHack Luxembourg 2019
Technoport and InTech have introduced also another space event in Luxembourg: the SpaceHack. The SpaceHack is a new 24hrs hackathon event that aims at exploring space industry potentials, enhancing entrepreneurial and innovation management practices through experiential learning in space industry-focus areas.
The first edition of SpaceHack took place at Technoport technology incubator on 29th & 30th November 2019. Look at what has been done on the platform https://spacehack.lu/2019-edition/
Act In Space Luxembourg 2018
25 & 26 May 2018 at InTech SA.
Act In Space Luxembourg 2016
The first edition in 2016 was a real success. One team created their own startup «Starwear» and received the public price in Toulouse during the «Toulouse Space Show».
About the organisers
Two actors, Technoport S.A. and InTech S.A., with a track record in new technology and business development and innovation events (serious gaming and hackathon type events) aim to consolidate a dedicated network in SpaceTech entrepreneurship and innovation events.
Technoport SA is the national technology business incubator that supports the creation and development of innovative and technological companies in Luxembourg, including startups, spin-offs and foreign companies establishing their R&D centers in the country.
InTech SA, based in Luxembourg, is a subsidiary of POST Luxembourg Group, specialized in IT advisory and in custom application development. Using cutting edge technologies, InTech helps its customers to transform their organisation by identifying disruptive innovation and applying them to concrete business.
ActInSpace Luxembourg is supported by a great community of universities and student associations from the Greater Region that are actively collaborating to consolidate participating teams.
University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Mines Nancy - ARTEM (France)
ICN Business School (France)
Haute Ecole de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (Belgium)
Université de Liège (Belgium)
European School of Materials - EUSMAT (Germany)
Saarland University (Germany)
ESN - Erasmus Student Network Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
ESN - Erasmus Student Network Nancy (France)
Université de la Grande Région (L-D-B-F)
PUSH.GR Greater Region Project (L-D-B-F)
Francis Sujkowski: Francis.Sujkowski@Intech.lu
Olivier Zephir: email@example.com
ActInSpace's prizes in Luxembourg
About the event
Act In Space Luxembourg 2020 will take place virtually.