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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. Come learn more about the challenges of ActInSpace in the TOOLS section where you can access to the replay !
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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 4th edition of ActInSpace®.

A BIT MORE ABOUT CNES

The Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe. CNES is a pivotal player in Europe’s space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that aim to maintain France and Europe’s competitive edge. Through its ability to innovate and its forward-looking vision, CNES is helping to foster new technologies that will benefit society as a whole.

CNES is the overall decision-maker for the event its overall communication plan, the rules of the competition and the coordinator for the preparation of the challenges. CNES is also the coordinator of ActInSpace France

 

 

ACTINSPACE 2020 NUMBERS

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CITIES
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COMPETITORS
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CHALLENGES

ACTINSPACE 2020 CHALLENGES

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

ActInSpace 2020 Prizes

Win your ticket for the weightlessness experience on the Airbus A310 Zero G !

Have you ever dreamt of flying and forgetting the laws of gravity? Have you ever dreamt of free floating in the air like an astronaut? Come on board our Airbus A310 Zero G, Flip Float and soar, as if you were in space and enjoy an unforgettable experience of weightlessness...
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Last news from our blog

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Discover the winners of the locals editions !

Posted on November 24, 2020


ActInSpace happened in 60 cities, 40 countries. Nearly 2300 participants were working at the same time on the challenges of the sponsors....(read more)

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AIS webinar !

Posted on October 30, 2020


Sponsors experts go deeper into challenges details !...(read more)

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Only a few weeks until ActInSpace 2020 !

Posted on October 29, 2020


Don’t forget to stay updated on what’s going on in your city and how the event is being organised in each country by checking out our website or our app....(read more)

ACTINSPACE 2020 SPONSORS

Gold Partners

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ActInSpace Partners

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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.

Discover the winners of the locals editions !
Posted on November 24, 2020
AIS webinar !
Posted on October 30, 2020
Only a few weeks until ActInSpace 2020 !
Posted on October 29, 2020
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