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SpaceUp Bulletin - February 2020
The third Space Academy is fast approaching! After the successful first two events, the process started again soon afterwards in order to identify more scaleups and companies to benefit from the EU-funded SpaceUp services. The third Space Academy will be an exciting interactive two-day event taking place on 25th-26th March during the Primavera dell'Innovazione in Rome, Italy.

The SpaceUp Evaluation Committee selected 10 companies to benefit from high-level services from SpaceUp experts. Work is now under way with in-depth studies on individual aspects of their businesses such as analysing individual business plans and assessing management and human resource strategies.

Are you a European space-tech or earth observation entrepreneurs keen on accelerating your business? You can still join us for the main workshops in Rome. More information and sign up

Can't make it to the Space Academy Rome? Not selected this time? Why not join us in Cork on the 10th-12th June. The Call for the next Space Academy is now open! APPLY HERE

The 10 innovative companies below will be receiving specific individual high-level services from the SpaceUp experts prior to and during the Rome Space Academy, for free. If you'd like to benefit from SpaceUp services, keep an eye out for the next call and apply for the upcoming Space Academy in Cork!
Asgard Space has developed the ODIN System as the solution to cheaper and easier access to space. Space surveillance systems are required to track the increasing orbiting population in order to effectively manage space operations. The ODIN System is a novel hardware device which exploits a self-developed & innovative technology as the unique solution to all surveillance-related problems.
CEDRION provides refrigerating solutions to the new demands in the electronics industry. CEDRION design and produce refrigeration devices for on-board electronics, based on the Corona Discharge Effect. The devices are 10x more efficient than present cooling technologies and can extend the useful life of high-power on-board electronics by 30%, allowing on-board electronic equipment to have a better performance and reduce its maintenance costs.
Deployables Cubed GmbH develops actuators and deployables specifically designed for the NewSpace world enabeling Sat-COM, Naviagation and other Science Missions.

Lift Me Off aims to provide the necessary innovation to ensure that the growth in Space remains safe and sustainable by making satellites adaptable and reconfigurable for multiple missions, as well as movable, repairable & recoverable. In order reach these goals they are enabling new methods of transporting, refuelling, repairing & recovering satellites on-orbit.
Nantrack will develop the next generation vehicle tracking device. The device will allow the company to locate and disable vehicles remotely. The company and its founders, have identified a vulnerability within current market tracking devices, being the inability for the tracker to communicate and for Nantrack to communicate with the tracker, due to mobile network coverage issues. Nantrack have come up with a number of innovative solutions to improve on vehicle tracking systems.

Neutron Star Systems are focused on developing disruptive and innovative electric propulsion systems incorporating the latest high temperature superconductor technology. At high powers, their product offering will be economically and technologically superior compared to the competition. Their disruptive product offering is an electric propulsion system, which produces a highly efficient thruster, uses low-cost propellant, allowing for cheaper missions and shorter transfer times.

Picosats innovation consists in the development and commercialisation of telecommunication systems for small satellites, which can become commercial systems to serve telecommunication applications, at lower costs and with economic, social and market benefits. PICOSATS will speed-up: data exchange, widespread internet connectivity to needy areas, autonomous guided vehicle systems, environment hazard monitoring and more.
Radian Systems goal is to ease access to thermal analysis for space companies and institutions, making use of today's technologies to provide a seamless, agile software that spans from the first concepts to the actual mission.

T4i provide the aerospace market with smart propulsion solutions and services. Today the key products are electric and chemical propulsion systems for in-space and launcher applications. In the specific, T4i provides two solutions:  to cover different in-space applications for low-cost satellite platforms as well as small upper stages, micro launchers, sounding rockets and gas generators applications.

TETHYS Smart Farming is a satellite-based decision support system for farms, including  services monitoring crop health in a field and to identify to irrigate only where, when and how much it is necessary. They use earth-observation to estimate the production of biomass for the field, to monitor progress and to create yield maps. These reduce the overall use of inputs and maximize production capacity, with positive effects on the environmental sustainability of production.
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Dates For The Diary 
  • The Interstellar Business ConfEx 5th March 2020 (London, United Kingdom)
    • This event will present topics such as: Collaborative Initiatives, Law & IP, Space Finance & Investment, Insurance, Communications, Security, Manufacturing and more.
    • This conference is a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the industry and to meet and network with key industry leaders
  • Space Academy /  Spring of Innovation - 25th - 26th March 2020 (Rome, Italy)
    • The third SpaceUp Space Academy will take place back-to-back with the Primavera dell'Innovazione 2020: Space and Technology Transfer.
    • The first day will be fully dedicated to SpaceUp services and workshops for the Space Academy with the experts and one-to-one meetings, and the next day will be integrated with the Spring Innovation Fair.
      More info and register here.
  • .SEE Universe 2020 - South Eastern Europe Space Conference 2nd April - 3rd April (Belgrade, Serbia)
    • The conference  will include academic, educational and business panel, industry 4.0, technology and innovation session and space and society segment.
    • SEE Universe 2020 shall gather international and national stakeholders and experts from the domain of space sciences and industry.
  • Space Academy / People, Purpose and Passion 10th - 12th June 2020 (Cork, Ireland)
    • The EBAN Congress is one of Europe’s largest and most recognised international business angel & investment events. 2020, the 21st year of the event, will be organised by EBAN and CorkBIC alongside a host of partners & sponsors.
    • The fourth Space Academy will take place in parallel with this great event, taking palce over several days with pitching opportunities in front of investors, expert advice, and much more! Application period open! For more information see
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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