• 01 — 10 — 2021 to 01 — 12 — 2021
  • online / Barcelona
2nd Galactica Hackathon

The challenge: Propose new solutions to combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile


Presenting the 2nd GALACTICA Hackathon
  • An open-innovation challenge aimed to find new early-stage ideas that combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile
  • All projects will be evaluated by experts from 10 European clusters and organisations, both from a technical and business perspective
  • The competition will run in October, November and December 2021. It is open to teams from SMEs, Start-Ups and Students within the European Union
  • Register by 24 September at galacticaproject
  • 4 teams will be awarded a total amount of € 50,000 to develop their ideas and will have the chance to access other GALACTICA support tools
Why should I participate?
  • To obtain financial support for early-stage new ideas to combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile. Companies can get up to € 25,000 and students up to € 10,000 (total prizes € 50,000)
  • To access a wide European network of clusters and organisations, thus obtaining visibility for the project and gaining the opportunity to connect with key players in multiple industrial sectors
  • To have the chance of accessing additional tools offered by GALACTICA project (Orbital Projects, Pioneer Acceleration) to further support the scale-up of innovative ideas and create new value chains
The Hackathon:

1st round:

When: 1 – 14 October 2021
Where: Online
Support: 3 Workshops
Output: Concept Note and Video pitch

Selection of 10 teams

2nd round:

When: 30 November – 1 December 2021
Where: in Barcelona area (location to be confirmed and subject to sanitary conditions)
Support: 1 Workshop and Mentorship 
Output: Live Business Pitch

The prize

SMEs & Start-ups: € 25,000 winner / € 10,000 runner-up
Students: € 10,000 winner / € 5,000 runner-up

Accept the challenge

Register by 24 September at galacticaproject and be part of an amazing happening!



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872336. The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


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