Subject: Participate in the Space Academy, accelerate your start-up on the road  to maturity! 09th – 11h   December 2020 in Rome, Italy – Second Call

We would like to inform you, on behalf of the SpaceUp project, that a Space Academy will take place in Rome the 09th – 11th  December 2020, hosted by Fondazione E. Amaldi (located at the headquarters of the Italian Space Agency), within the framework of the Primavera dell’ Innovazione 2020 : Space & Technology Transfer, a free to attend conference and exhibition for anyone interested in space tech, business and innovation.

This exciting event will provide a unique environment for any one attending the Space Academy, setting the stage for a Space Academy surrounded by all things space and essential networking. During this Space Academy, experts will be offering insights on key topics for space entrepreneurs, and one-to-one sessions allowing 10 selected startups to benefit from tailored advice and suggestions.

The Space Academies are not just about the event itself, it is about the ongoing support and services that startups receive from the SpaceUp experts. This is invaluable for anyone interested in scaling up, looking for investment or requiring advice on the next steps.  The Call is now open, with the deadline 30th September 2020.

It is free to apply, and selected startups not only will received customised services but will also receive financial support for travel/accommodation costs to attend the event. Do also note that although this has a space focus, other entrepreneurs and startups are invited to apply for the Space Academy as well. For more details and to apply see:

18th September 2020 (POSTPONED, new dates tbc) – SpaceUp webinar ‘Life as a space-tech entrepreneur’
A fireside chat with two space-tech entrepreneurs who joined our space academies. We will talk about challenges, experiences and take-aways for entrepreneurs.

21st– 25th September 2020 – Space, Satellites + Sustainability (S3) Digital Forum 2020
Organised by the University of Edinburgh and SPIE, this interdisciplinary meeting will highlight newly operational satellite systems providing new sensors supporting sustainability.  Advances in the processing of big satellite data will be presented alongside novel analytics, including those producing actionable sustainability intelligence. Register here

24th September 2020 – Smart Port. The merged sea & space network – conference.
This conference is organised by the BSSC (Baltic Sea & Space Cluster) and it will be held in Gdynia, Poland. Topics which will be discussed include space exploration, harbour management, smart port Gdynia solutions and more. Register here

28th September – 2nd October – ESA’s Φ-Week event
This virtual event will focus on innovation in Earth observation and showcase the latest achievements in Earth observation science, technology and applications. Register here

30th September (application deadline) – Space Academy Rome 
This 3-day event will offer services, advice and networking opportunities to space start-ups. Some of the available opportunities include coaching, presenting pitches, customised feasibility studies and financial advice. See the agenda for the last academy here and apply for this academy here.

2nd – 4th October – NASA International Space Apps Challenge
Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. Register here

12th – 17th October – International Space University (ISU) Executive Space Course
Taught from an international perspective, the course allows participants to gain an understanding of the differences as well as the common approaches to space strategy across the globe. The course explains core engineering and technical concepts in a simple, understandable manner, allowing participants to develop their knowledge of space-related activities and terminology. Register here

19th-23rd October 2020 – Astropreneurs Bootcamp
Gain access to know-how and mentors tailored to the needs of early stage space start-ups. The bootcamp will provide a wide spread of sessions across all domains, like business, tech, finance and marketing. Register here

9th – 11th November – 24th Summit for Satellite Financing
The Summit for Satellite Financing is the must-attend executive conference for the global satellite communications and connectivity sector, where business leaders come together to gain market insight, strike partnerships and conclude major deals. Register here