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Assisting European SPACE Start-ups in scaling UP

Objective

The SpaceUp project aims at giving Europe's innovative start-ups in the space sector every opportunity to become world-leading companies.

SpaceUp promotes technology transfer, networking, outreach and matchmaking with business angels, crowd funders, investors, human resource specialists and CEOs from corporates, culminating in six European SPACE ACADEMIES. Exposure to strategic corporate investors is being increased by engaging actively with relevant high tech industries like automotive, robotics. SpaceUp experts offer advice on how to best profit from the opportunities represented by European Public Funds (H2020/SME Instrument, EIB and EIF) and by the European Space Agency. Promising tech start-ups are being guided through already existing services offered like ESA-BICs, EEN, space-related clusters and NCPs.

SpaceUp builds on activities carried out by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) and ESA BICs, and fosters the uptake of space data and services by non-space industrial and service players for further commercial applications. SpaceUp reinforces the spin-out efforts of ESA through cross-fertilization by enhancing connection and networking with non-space technology experts, e.g. in maritime, logistics, land-use and security sectors. It also fosters spin-in activities from these into the space sector.

Up to 360 start-ups in total can attend the six SPACE ACADEMIES taking place across Europe incl. the widening countries. Of these the most advanced 60 start-ups, applying for the SpaceUp coaching services, selected on the basis of the most viable cases (business, products and/or services) by the SpaceUp evaluation committee, are being invited not only to attend the SPACE ACADEMIES. They also get access to all partners’ services and to customized one-to-one coaching within areas of expertise they need to reach their next commercial stage (up to 10 per academy).

Finally, recommendations on best practice and lessons learnt will be established for start-ups, SMEs and existing BICs and the sustainability of offering future European SPACE ACADEMIES will be explored.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2017
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AVIASPACE BREMEN EV
Address
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 325 147,50

Participants (9)

European Business Angels Network
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 221 662,50
Address
Rue De La Science 14B
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 263 050
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION INTERNACIONAL DE PARQUES TECNOLOGICOS IASP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 625
Address
Calle Maria Curie 35 Parque Tecnologico De Andalucia
29590 Malaga
Activity type
Other
GI GROUP SPA (CON O SENZA INTERPUNZIONI E COMUNQUE SENZA VINCOLI DI RAPPRESENTAZIONE GRAFICA)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 500
Address
Piazza Iv Novembre 5
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBS CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 750
Address
Via Vittor Pisani 28
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SME4SPACE VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 172,50
Address
Technologielaan 9
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE ING PROJECT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 312,50
Address
Borgo Pietro Wuhrer 123
25123 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO DI RICERCA HYPATIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 950
Address
Viale I Maggio 156
00046 Grottaferrata
Activity type
Research Organisations
LAZIO INNOVA - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 812,50
Address
Via Marco Aurelio 26/A
00184 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)