SpaceUp aims at giving Europe's innovative start-ups in the space sector the opportunity to scale up and become world leading companies. In June 2018, the kick-off meeting for SpaceUp took place, hosted by project leaders Aviaspace Bremen (Germany).
SpaceUp, with 10 consortium members from 5 different European countries and two Europe-wide business organisations will work together to promote and encourage technology transfer, networking, outreach and matchmaking with business angels, crowd funders, investors, human resource specialists and CEOs from corporates, organising six European Space Academies throughout the project lifetime. The project will establish best practice recommendations for start-ups and SMEs, and will explore the sustainability of offering other space academies.
The initial meeting reviewed and consolidated the project plans for the future as well as establishing the next steps, which will soon include inviting start-ups to apply for the SpaceUp coaching services and to attend the Space Academies across Europe, where they will be offered access to expertise and customised one-to-one coaching, fast-tracking them on the road to maturity.