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ActInSpace 2020

As a sponsor of ActInSpace, Airbus supports this international innovation contest that encourages young women and men to “shoot for the stars” and create their own space-inspired start-ups.

ActInSpace is a two-day “hackathon” where teams of people from all different backgrounds work together to solve real-life challenges and invent new space solutions together. In a mindset of positive competition, the teams must race against the clock and go as far as possible to design, prototype and deliver concrete results – all before presenting to a distinguished panel of experts.

Taking place 13-14 November, ActInSpace is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) – which expect more than 5,000 participants, in over 90 host cities across 50+ countries, for the 2020 edition. As part of its support, Airbus will award prizes for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Challenges!


Since its inception in 2014, the contest has led to the creation of more than 45 start-ups, each benefiting society in different ways across a range of sectors – from healthcare or security, to environmental and agriculture. For information on last edition´s hackathon click here


Take the opportunity to play an important role in driving entrepreneurship and innovation in the space sector. The winners will have the chance to see their ideas become reality – as well as the unique opportunity to experience weightlessness by flying in the "Zero G" astronaut training spacecraft!



Airbus Defence and Space

Innovation Team

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