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Join the ESA Start-up Competition

on 04 March 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting entrepreneurs that are developing innovative services and/or products using space technology to enter the new ESA Start-up Competition. Applications are now open until 15 April 2020.

The winners will be offered tailor-made ESA technical and business support in the development of their start-ups, within a mentoring programme.

In addition to the mentoring program, the competition winners will also be invited to attend this year 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which will take place in Dubai from the 12–16 October 2020. There, they will get the chance to present their start-ups at ESA's booth and in other sessions promoted or sponsored by ESA.

The following criteria will be taken into consideration:

  • Team – skills, resources and experience
  • Business model – commercial viability and business potential
  • Societal impact of the project – ability to positively impact the users
  • Utility of the project and added value for the users of the product/service, compared with existing products/services
  • Project quality – quality of the information submitted by the start-up

More information is available on this page.

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