It is very important, nowadays, to encourage people to work together as teams in order to achieve the results that they are looking for. Solving complicated problems and challenges is never easy. Doing it alone makes it even harder. But as a team, the answer will come a lot easier.
Space Hackathons are considered to be the epitome of competitions. The opportunities they offer cannot be found anywhere else. Therefore it is a priority for the European Union to make sure that they are held every year and that every time, SMEs, startups and big companies will take part in them.Continue Reading
The Horizon 2020 proposal that is being implemented based on the hackathons is, in general, able to offer many different services to the companies. The Space Hubs (support to start-ups) call is certainly a great opportunity for organizations to become part of some of Horizon’s most promising calls.
The IED has made sure to create a very specific concept for a hackathon that will promote the idea of entrepreneurship among new companies as well as get people to work together in order to accomplish their goals.
The objective is to foster entrepreneurship, encourage start-up creation and promote the use of space technologies and space acquired data;
- support people to dream big and develop their entrepreneurial spirit
- show how the space sector can positively impact on our daily life
- demonstrate the social economic potential of the space sector and its ability to boost startup creation
- build a bridge between civil society and space agencies
- encourage people from diverse backgrounds to start technical companies
The core activity is the conduction of the Hackathon events; participants will organize into projects, focused on solving a specific predefined challenge. They will work together on creating business perspectives for the challenges through the use of patents, technologies and satellite data to create start-ups or add value to existing ones.
The event will be focusing on space and entrepreneurship to discover the exciting opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.
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The solutions and contributions, generated at these events, will be in the form of applications, creation of datasets, APIs, hardware, wearables, and sensors; which are tangible footprints that can be used for posterior research to address current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social need. Each entry will be evaluated by a jury of experts on the following criteria :
- Societal Value
- Originality / Novelty
- Feasibility / Sustainability
- Usability and user interface
As a possible EU partner for the Horizon 2020 calls, you can contact the IED today and learn how you can add this idea to your Horizon 2020 proposal. The IED is ready to work with professional partners and be part of a strong consortium for the implementation of a truly successful Horizon 2020 project!
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