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EUR 1,500 cash prize from ICEYE. Additional EUR 1,000 from Dares Technology (total of EUR 2,500 cash prize)
Open Cosmos training and free access to OpenApp
BHDynamics with 25 hours of technological mentoring in the areas of the electronic design of embedded systems and support of their manufacturing
Intelligent Consulting with a consulting package of 12 hours
From Levitas with technical knowledge of space engineering with 15 hours of technological mentoring for the winning team and mentoring for all teams applying to the Catalonia Challenge
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) offers a free co-working space at Parc UPC Aerospace Castelldefels Campus
Acceleration programme (3 months) with extensive training and individualised coaching from Go2Space-Hubs or 50 hours of mentoring and training from Astropreneurs mentors and experts for 3 months
KIM offers the winning team access to various training courses delivered by internal staff (tech transfer, business coaching and support in access to funding), marketing consulting delivered by external service providers Knowledge Investors (KI), patent consulting delivered by external service providers MRI – Madrid Research Institute – International, and provides its winner with free access to Catalonia Open Data HUB
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) offers a 100-hour package to use CTTC “GEMMA Navigation® Testbed” + “GNSS- IFEN Simulator” and 20 hours of research staff support by CTTC Geomatics Division
Two people out of the winning team will benefit from a free trip to the Awards Ceremony 2020
Main area of expertise: Project Manager
Description of the 2020 Organiser
Knowledge Innovation Market (KIM)
KIM is an entity that seeks to align the expectations of industry and research and technological centres to exploit the opportunities of Open Innovation with the aim of stimulating the knowledge economy in Spain. KIM has been collaborating with ESA since 2012, when it was entrusted with the assessment, prioritisation and analysis of the patent portfolio of the Agency for their application in non-space sectors in Spain. In 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) selected KIM as the new ESA broker in Spain. KIM has the role of detecting business innovations developed by the Spanish space industry and ESA technologies in order to market them in the non-space sector.
Description of the 2020 Partners
Generalitat de Catalunya
The Generalitat is the institutional system in which the self-government of Catalonia is organised politically. The main objectives are: Promoting the deployment and integration of digital technologies in all areas of Catalan society. Promoting the digital technologies sector in Catalonia through initiatives aimed at increasing their added value, promoting research, innovation and specialised knowledge and coordinating the promotion policies of the Catalan ICT sector. Promoting the creation and deployment in Catalonia of the digital and electronic communications infrastructures that are suitable for providing advanced connectivity services and access to digital services to the public, to companies and to public institutions. Preparing and directing the strategic research and innovation programmes regarding advanced digital technologies, promoting and coordinating Government policies and programmes related to the promotion and development of smart cities technologies, massive data technologies (big data) and mobile technologies, among others.
Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona
La Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria, Serveis i Navegació de Barcelona is a public law corporation that provides services to companies, contributing to the regeneration of the economic fabric and the creation of employment, and consecrating its function of the representation, promotion and defence of the general interests of commerce, industry, services and navigation.
Dares Technology is a worldwide leader in providing excellent ground deformation maps. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality and most affordable surface displacement information with radar technology. We are experts in SENTINEL-1 and many other radar satellites. Thanks to our unique and extensive experience, we provide the optimal solutions that best fit the needs of the market. We are based in the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) in Castelldefels, Barcelona.
ICEYE empowers others to make better decisions in governmental and commercial industries by providing access to timely and reliable satellite imagery. The company is tackling this crucial lack of actionable information with world-first aerospace capabilities and a New Space approach. ICEYE’s radar satellite imaging service, with coverage of selected areas every few hours, both day and night, helps clients resolve challenges in sectors such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, finance, security and intelligence. ICEYE is the first organisation in the world to successfully launch synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellites with a launch mass under 100 kg.
"The best is yet to come ..." #BHDynamics is a company dedicated to supporting and offering its experience in electronics development to startups and companies related to disruptive technology, industry 4.0 and new space. Currently, its electronic designs and assemblies are used in various internationally renowned research centres related to nanomaterials, science and nano-biotechnology. It also works on the development of electronics related to thruster impulsion systems, OBC and EPS for picosatellites. #BHDynamics is a pioneer in the development of python programmable picosatellites for teaching use in universities and training centres.
Making space technologies reach the market needs. With extensive industry experience in the areas of Earth observation, GNSS applications and Smart Cities. Providing consultancy services plus education, training and dissemination activities promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) to society.
Turning data into useful information. Lobelia uses Earth observation (EO) data and climate projections to assess vulnerabilities, risks and opportunities associated with climate scenarios for each particular case and region of interest. We work in monitoring, forecasting and planning, often from open and free data acquired by European satellites under the Copernicus programme.
The aim of Levitas R&D is to develop cost-effective launch vehicles to counter the problem of space debris so as to ensure that future innovation and exploration will be secure. In addition, it is set to be the first space company in what is known as the GREEN SPACE INITIATIVE to develop a de-orbiting mechanism for space debris in our orbits and will also collaborate at an international level to launch all kinds of devices developed during the research phase.
Open Cosmos provides simple and affordable small satellite missions to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Open Cosmos removes space access barriers by simplifying space technology, offering a one-stop shop to orbit, reducing time and costs. It offers space mission design and operations software, payload development, test and qualification kits, and end-to-end mission development, including satellite manufacturing, payload integration, logistics, launch, mission operations and decommissioning. Through partnerships with organisations like the European Space Agency (ESA), it offers mission development and testing services to universities and startups.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Parc UPC, the Science and Technology Park of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), is a highly concentrated knowledge and technology centre whose mission is to return value to society and promote better quality of life. Parc UPC provides facilities, technological infrastructure and value-added services, all aimed at fostering synergies between research stakeholders and companies and ultimately designed to ensure successful projects and enterprises.
The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) is a non-profit research institution resulting from a public initiative of the Regional Government of Catalonia. Research activities at the CTTC, both fundamental and applied, mainly focus on technologies related to the physical, data-link and network layers of communication systems, and to geomatics. CTTC has a professional scientific management team, a critical mass of researchers and projects, real possibilities of growing and establishing durable links with the industrial and business sectors, and the capacity to lead technological projects, both nationally and internationally.
The IEEC (Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) is a research institute that studies all areas of space and space sciences, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, Earth observation, and space engineering. Its mission is to push the frontiers of space research from the scientific and technological domains for the ultimate benefit of society.
Aistech Space is driven by its mission to improve living standards on Earth by providing actionable and valuable information from space. Aistech Space wants to support new companies and/or ideas, but, most importantly, people that use Earth observation data from the Copernicus programme, to make the world a better place. Visibility through new ideas and brilliant talent is of great benefit for them.
UC3M Science Park
UC3M SCIENCE PARK has extensive experience in project management, entrepreneurship supporting activities, technology-based start-up development and spinoff creation. UC3M has been an Incubator Centre of ESA BIC Madrid Region since 2015 (1 of 5 centres in Spain). UC3M SCIENCE PARK leads the project Go2Space-HUBs with the creation of 3 Space HUBs in Coimbra, Madrid and Tallinn. The HUBs have extensive experience in providing support to start-ups and are supported by entities that are experts on access to finance services and technology transfer. Other partners of the Science Park are TECPAR (Polad), Europe Unlimited (Brussels), TEHNOPOL (Estonia), IPN (Portugal) and Madrid Aerospace Cluster (Spain)
Astropreneurs Accelerator is a three-month acceleration programme that includes business and technical mentorship, support to fund your business idea and access to the SPACE Economy “Astropreneurs” network. Through the Astropreneurs Accelerator, participants can benefit from this mentorship and the “space economy network” of investors, industry and supporting agencies to scale their business and better capitalize on target markets and global opportunities. Start-ups can also gain access to Astropreneurs workshops and initiatives aimed at a wider audience.
Copernicus Prizes powered by EC
European Commission (EC)
All Copernicus Prizes are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG Defence, Industry and Space to foster the market uptake of EU Space data.
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