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SpaceUp Newsletter #2 | January - June 2019
Will you be joining us in Bremen 18-19 November?

One month on from our successful Space Academy in Helsinki we are already looking forward to the next one in Bremen, and the application phase is open until 15th August to be able to benefit from tailored expert services.
Apply now!

We are also delighted to share with you the news from the second work period of this project as well as highlighting some key moments in the space industry and some dates for your diary.
SPACEUP NEWS
Space Academy in Bremen

The SpaceUp Consortium successfully carried out the first Space Academy in Helsinki at the beginning of June, and close on its heels is Space Academy number 2, to be held in Bremen, hosted by AviaSpace Bremen.

This Space Academy will be structured in a very similar way, with experts offering insights on six key topics forall participating startups; and additionally one-to-one sessions for 10 selected, most advanced European space entrepreneurs (finalists) to benefit from further  tailored advice and support.

It is free to apply, and besides free participation in the six workshops for everyone, 10 selected finalists will not only receive customised services but will also receive some financial support for travel/accommodation costs and be allowed to pitch on the second day. Do also note that high-tech, deep-tech, IT and startups using satellite data are invited to apply for the Space Academy as well.


The Call is now open - application deadline for individual services and support 15th August 2019
 
The second day, with the pitches will be held within the framework of the Space Tech Expo Europe, a free-to-attend conference and exhibition for anyone interested in space tech, business and innovation. This exciting event will provide a unique environment for all Space Academy participants, setting the stage for a Space Academy surrounded by e.g. New Space actors, smallsats manufacturers and mission planners, allowing for extensive networking, including EEN brokerage for pre-arranged bilateral talks to potential customers and investors. (Separate registration required).

The Space Academies are not just about the event itself, they can kick-start ongoing support and services from the SpaceUp experts. This is invaluable for startups interested in scaling up, looking for investment, with funding and financing at the core of our six workshops, or requiring advice on entrepreneur’s next steps to conquer European markets and widen their application areas. 
 
See www.space-academy.eu for more details (‘learn more’) and then to apply.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bremen!
Startups, investors, and space tech experts joined forces at Space Academy Helsinki



On 3-4 June 2019 SpaceUp launched the first of six ‘Space Academies’, organised by EBAN (European Business Angel Network) in Helsinki, Finland. 

The Space Academy gave selected startups the opportunity to participate in insightful sessions on a range of topics given by experts in the sectors. Ranging from how to become investment ready or getting tips on how to succeed in crowd-funding campaigns, to analysing business models, the use of robotics and AI in space applications, to proposal writing (either targeted towards getting European funds or in approaching ESA), these sessions provided entrepreneurs with key tips to be progressing, each in their own field.

As part of the customised services SpaceUp provides, the 10 high level startups (as selected by the independent evaluation committee) were able to have one-to-one meetings with experts on a number of crucial matters, such as going over HR needs solutions, access to finance, or examining cross-technology solutions from space to non-space. All of this was in addition to this Space Academy forming part of the EBAN congress, meaning that the startups were interacting and pitching to an audience of investors and business angels, eager to hear more about the latest in space tech.

Over 500 people attended the international EBAN Helsinki event, with more than 40 delegates participating in the interactive Space Academy sessions and 10 startups selected to get customised services from Space experts and investors.

The next Space Academy will take place on 18-19 November in Bremen, and the Call for space tech entrepreneurs is currently open. See www.space-academy.eu for more details and to apply.
Astropreneurs webinar on the Potentials of Space Data

           
On September 26th, 2019 at 15:00 CEST , SpaceUp sister H2020 project Astropreneurs, together with Verhaert will introduce the audience a webinar in English regarding the space-world of data and questions such as 'What is actually Space Data?", "Can Space Data be linked with the satellite industry?" or "Would Space Data be the new gold"? The topics to be discussed will be Earth Observation, Telecom, Where to access and How to access? During the event relevant examples and case-studies will be presented. 

Find out more and register here.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
 
  • EIC Accelerator - funding for start ups (EIC)  From Ideas to Investment  
    • It aims to support innovators, start-ups, small companies and researchers with innovative ideas with the potential to scale up internationally.
    • The funding programme is willing to support ideas from any field of innovation. The application process will be dealt with in the EIC one-stop-shop, bringing together a dedicated investment vehicle for equity and support for EU innovation across EU agencies. 
    • Combines both grant and equity funding.
       
  • Galileo Master (ESNC), is open for submissions until 31st July
    • scouting the most forward‐thinking applications based on satellite navigation.
    • Galileo Masters provides support for innovations at any development stage with the aim to turn them into business cases.
    • Visit their website to apply and for more information.
       
  • UK Space Conference 2019 - 24th - 26th September 2019 (Wales, United Kingdom)
    • Established as the most important and influential event for space in the United Kingdom, that bring together the UK and international space community from across government, industry and academia.
    • It aims to exchange ideas, share plans, develop relationships and seek inspiration to thrive in the new space age.
       
  • Cybertech Europe 2019 - 24th - 25th September 2019 (Rome, Italy)
    • This event features top executives, government officials, and leading decision-makers from a wide range of sectors such as insurance, critical infrastructure and more.
       
  • Astropreneurs Webinar: The Potentials of Space Data - 26th September 2019 (Online)
    • Introduces the audience into the space-world of data.
    • Examples or case-studies will be presented during the presentation.
       
  • Space Week 2019 4th edition- 9th - 11th October 2019 (Italy, Rome)
    • An international conference  dedicated to space access and services technologies.
    • The event is dedicated to research centres, SMEs, universities, large industries, incubators, start-ups, innovators, policy makers, space agencies, institutions, investors, associations and all stakeholders in the space sector.
       
  • ESA SME Training - 5th - 7th November 2019 (ESTEC, The Netherlands)
    • How to write a good proposal in response to an ESA Invitation to Tender for R&D activities
       
  • Space Academy in Bremen - 18th - 19th November 2019 (Bremen, Germany)
    • Networking new space entrepreneurs with potential partners in finance, business, clusters, science parks, plunging start-ups into a genuinely European space ecosystem.
    • Registration to the Space Tech Expo is a requisite to participate at the Space Academy
       
  • Space Tech Expo 2019 - 19th - 21st November 2019 (Bremen, Germany)
    • This three-day trade fair will showcase the latest from technical designers, sub-system suppliers, manufacturers and components through systems integrated for satellite and other space ventures and  will include extensive pre-arranged networking brokerage facilities  from EEN.
       
  • New Space Economy International Expo - 10th - 12th December 2019 (Italy, Rome)
    • The Expo will include in-depth interviews, forums and conferences, organized by the world's leading experts in the sector and will feature a large exhibition area.
SPACE INDUSTRY NEWS
For its 3rd edition 'Primavera dell'Innovazione' presented "Open Innovation in the Space Sector" 



On May 17th 2019Fondazione E. Amaldi, in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency and with the support of Lazio Innova, the European Space Agency and Regione Lazio, launched the 3rd edition of "Primavera dell'Innovazione" held at ASI Auditorium, in Rome, Italy.

The topic this year was "Open Innovation in the Space Sector". The event welcomed a number of specialist from various fields of business and science, such as entrepreneurs and managers, representatives of the industrial fabric and of public institutions, the world of research and governance amonsgt others where they shared and discussed ideas relating to Business Applications and Finance for Innovation.

This expertise and contributions made the conference an unmissable and successful event as it gave a clear idea of Open Innovation, its perspectives in the Space Sector and Space economy in an in depth knowledge of innovation, in both public and private sectors.

Spacetech Private Investment Review
 
On 9th July 2019, Fondazione E. Amaldi presented its 2019 Report "Spacetech Private Investment Review", offering a first overview of European and national trends, suggesting an interesting starting point and food for thought on the evolution of the New Space Economy. Stay tuned! 
4th edition of Space Week 2019 in Italy


The Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), are organising the 4th edition of SPACE WEEK 2019, with the support of the Copernicus Natural Forum, Lazio Innova, COSMOS 2020 , ISPRA and Enterprise European Network (ENN).

The Space Week is an international conference dedicated to service technologies and space access where participants will get information on funding opportunities, get to know more about the future developments of the Space sector and can create new affiliations with worldwide actors. 

The Conference is aimed at SMEs, large industries, research centres, policy makers, space agencies, amongst others. It will be hosting: the Copernicus International day, round tables with industrial players, Horizon 2020 infoday, an international brokerage event and much more. 

The event will take place in Rome, Italy, from 9th to 11th October 2019 at the ASI headquarters.

To find out more, click here
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ThisEUemblem project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776356. The content of this newsletter reflects only the author’s view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
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