Following the successful Space Academy in Helsinki, the SpaceUp project consortium was already keen to move forward with plans for the next Space Academy, to be held in Bremen (18th – 19th November). The partners met in order to review the activities and actions carried out relating to the Helsinki event and discussed ideas and suggestions for the next Space Academy.
The consortium also took the opportunity to go over various administrative matters and discuss progress and new developments in the project.
SpaceUp partners gained a lot from the Space Academy as well as the space tech participants and the Bremen Space Academy is already an event to be looking forward to.
The Call is now officially closed for applications to join the Space Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
The designated evaluation committee is carrying out their analysis and all applicants will be duly contacted once the final assessment has been completed.
This first Space Academy, held on 3 rd - 4 th June 2019 will be a two-day intensive event, with opportunities for networking and interaction, as well as receiving insight and advice from experts. SpaceUp will be offering selected start-ups an additional range of customised coaching services and advice prior to meeting the experts at the event, supporting them on their road to success.
As well as providing space-specific commercial and technical assistance, experts will also help start-ups to see where or how to apply space technology to non-space industrial, scientific and commercial fields, and vice-versa.
The Space Acdemy will be hosted by SpaceUp project partner EBAN - European Business Angel Network – and is held in parallel with their Annual Congress, is one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events.
For more information about this Space Academy contact email@example.com and keep an eye out on this page for more details coming soon on to how to apply for the next Space Academy, to be held in Bremen in November.
On 12th February 2019, the Space Up consortium team joined the EU funded project Astropreneurs in Brussels, where both projects signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – a formal agreement to establish an official partnership and formalise the relationship between the two H2020 projects promoting space tech based companies and assisting them on their journey of growth and development.
Astropreneurs’ objectives are to turn space-related ideas into viable businesses and promote opportunities for entrepreneurs coming from both space-related and non- space related sectors.
Their aim is to support these by mentoring them on business and technical needs, helping them to access private and public funding and also to overcome the financial, administrative and networking barriers that may be preventing them from higher accomplishments in the commercial phases.
SpaceUp looks forward to collaborating closely with this sister project in the coming months.
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.