18 November 2019 , Bremen, Germany

Space Academy

The Space Academy is a two-day event for European space-tech entrepreneurs to accelerate their business. It will take place in Bremen, Germany, on the 18 -19 Nov 2019 (2nd day embedded in Space Tech Expo).

Day 1: An intense workshop day where entrepreneurs can improve their skills and get insights from experts on various topics, with main sessions as well as one-to-one and roundtable meetings.

Day 2: Panel and keynote sessions as well as pitches from 10 selected companies to an audience representing the space sector from all over the world.

Investment readiness and relationships, how to be trusted by investors and get funded; Kinds of crowdfunding (reward-based, equity-based, lending), how to maximize your impact with the right campaign; Hot trends: artificial intelligence, robotics and space applications; Business models, how to fine tune your business and make it even more effective; European funds, how to find the right funding opportunity in the ocean of the European initiatives; Space ecosystem, how to connect with international space institutions and corporates, and applying to ESA ITT.

SpaceUp is a project financed by the EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). The overall objective of SpaceUp is to contribute at a European level to the safeguarding and further development of a competitive and entrepreneurial space industry.
All entrepreneurs are welcome to join the Space Academy workshops (Day 1) for coaching in small groups on six selected topics by prominent experts: All suitable applicants can attend both days and benefit from expertise and plenty of opportunities for networking and interaction. 10 more advanced start-ups (selected based on their business plans submitted to competition) will be entitled to receive individual high-level coaching, mentoring and travel support.

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