Tehnološki maraton ActInSpace

Datum objave: 09.03.2020


Actinspace launches ‘call for technical experts’ to support participants during a 24-hour hackathon on 24th and 25th April 2020. Join us!

What is Actinspace®?

Launched by CNES (French government space agency) in 2014 and supported by ESA since 2016, ActInSpace® aims at fostering entrepreneurship, especially among young people. Midway between a start-up weekend and a hackathon, ActInSpace® enables teams with different profiles throughout the world to take up, in just 24 hours, one of the challenges set up by CNES, ESA and their partners. Since the 1st edition of ActInSpace®, 35 start-ups have been created in the different host countries. One of the distinguishing features in this competition is the fact that the challenges are based on CNES or ESA patents or based on data supplied by the partners of the event (Airbus, GSA, Copernicus…). During the ActInSpace® hackathon, space and business experts are present to advise and support the competitors.

What is the role of an Actinspace® expert?

As an ActInSpace® expert, you’ll provide technical and scientific expertise to teams participating in the event. Your role is crucial in helping participants understand the technology behind their chosen challenge. You’ll provide relevant technical information regarding your specialist subject and be available to answer team’s questions around the clock on the 24th and 25th April 2020.

All experts have to signed an NDA document available on this link : https://actinspace.org/tools

Who can apply?

The role of expert is open to any interested individuals who have experience and knowledge of space based technologies and services.

They can be

  • individuals appointed in a personal capacity, acting independently and expressing their own personal views,
  • organisations in the broad sense of the word including companies, associations, NGO's, trade unions, research institute, universities, international and European organisations. These organisations nominate individuals as their representatives in the experts committee,

The sectors of interest in which experts should have experience:

  • Earth observation
  • Nanosat or cubesat
  • Technology transfer
  • Propulsion
  • Geopositioning
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  • Environment
  • IT
  • Security
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • IOT

Importantly, experts should be available on the 24th and 25th April 2020 either on site at an event or online via a dedicated chat tool for ActInSpace participants.

Experts from a range of different fields in space related sector can apply.

What is the evaluation process?

The call for experts is open until 29th, March. All applying experts must complete the application form online prior to this date. Selected experts will be contacted prior to the beginning of April.

Interested in becoming an ActInSpace expert?