Satellites provide us with information which impacts our daily lives.
A wide range of sustainable commercial services are enabled by or benefit from capabilities like remote or global interconnectivity, robust communication, positioning, precision timing, geo-information, remote control, or technology for harsh environments. Space assets, such as satellite communication, satellite navigation, Earth observation or others, can enable these capabilities.
ESA Business Applications is constantly looking for service concepts which have the potential to become commercial in the short to medium term and are enabled by space, i.e., make use of data, information and/or capabilities provided by existing space-assets. Examples of such services can be found at https://business.esa.int/projects.
Within this context, the Space Administration of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA), in partnership with the P3 Group, are calling individuals as well as micro and small companies for ideas for innovative space-enabled services. The proponents of the most promising ideas will be invited for pitching and awarded at the Space Moves! event in Berlin on 18-19 September 2017.
Need some inspirations? Check out our ESA Business Applications projects and start thinking about how your idea can become a commercial success.
Note: Despite the Space Moves! event having a major focus on Transport and Mobility, the submitted business ideas can target any domain.
Your business idea will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The most promising ideas will be selected to pitch at the Space Moves! event in Berlin. The workshop attendees and the judge panel will vote for their preferred ideas. The winners will be announced during the second day of the event.
This prize includes:
This competition is open to:
Finalists will be notified by 8 September 2017.
In case of questions, contact the Space Moves! event team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the winners of the Space Moves! Business Idea Competition are:
Blubell is a smart bicycle bell powered by community wisdom.
Stroom Energy proposes analyses of small scale hydropower opportunities for large land owners.
All In Surf envisages performance monitoring and analysis for water sliding sports.
Congratulations to the winners and the finalists of the Space Moves! Business Idea Competition!