Get Space Inspired contest aims to support the use of space technologies in non-space industries and to motivate companies to address their technological needs by applying know-how developed primarily for the space sector. There are 2 prizes to be allocated, the first place will be awarded with 10 000 EUR, the second place will receive 5 000 EUR.
Application deadline: November 25, 2022.
The contest will select and award the best proposal for the adaptation (technology transfer) of space technology in terrestrial applications.
How to participate
Get inspired by the know-how used in space applications and submit a project presenting its application in the non-space sector.
Use the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Patents Database as a source of technological innovations in space.
The space innovation used in the project proposal does not have to come from the ESA database, any know-how that has been used in space or has been developed primarily for space applications can be used.
Use the Get Space Inspired application form below to describe your idea for applying the space technology and submit it to SparkFunding@tc.cz no later than November 25, 2022. There is no required scope of information submitted, the competitor shall submit relevant information to best meet the evaluation criteria.
The application form will be a single document consisting of the cover letter, application form and any attachments. Please apply in English.
Received applications will be evaluated by an expert jury and the results will be announced during the Czech Space Week event Space2Bussiness on November 29, 2022.
Evaluation criteria for technology transfer projects
The criteria for evaluating technology transfer proposals are following:
- novelty and innovation of the application
- technological feasibility
- economic sustainability
- socio-economic impact
- implementation and business plan of the proposer
The organizer of the competition will propose the nominations of the expert jury and announce this nominations at the time of the closing date for competition proposals.
The jury only announces winners of the 1st and 2nd prizes and does not announce other rankings or evaluation of individual participants.
The best space technology transfer projects will receive a financial award:
1st place – 10 000 EUR
2nd place – 5 000 EUR
Transfer of the prize money will take place within 60 calendar days of the announcement of the competition results.
Who can participate
Entrepreneur, university or research institute based in the Czech Republic.
Technology transfer projects must be technologically and economically feasible applications of Space technology. The competitor shall describe the terrestrial technological problem and its solution by space technologies application. Provider of the space solution is ESA or any company providing its technolgy solution in space technology sector. Participation in the competition does not establish any contractual relationship between the competitor and the owner of the space know-how and between competitor and competition organizer either. The competitor is obliged to use only information available in public sources and databases.