• 30 — 04 — 2020
  • Dubai
ESA Start-up Competition – extended deadline

Unlock your Start-up Power to become the SME of tomorrow

What is the ESA Start-up Competition?

Collaboration between start-ups and the European Space Agency (ESA) can fast-track the development and introduction of breakthrough space technologies. That’s why ESA is calling for European start-ups to come forward and propose their game-changing space solutions to benefit from the know-how and support of ESA in their development.

Find all details on this site and register here until 30 April 2020:



1st prize: ESA Mentoring package worth EUR 100,000
2nd prize: ESA Mentoring package worth EUR 50,000
3rd prize: ESA Mentoring package worth EUR 25,000

AND each

  • Attendance at the ESA booth 
    at IAC 2020 in Dubai
  • Promotion within ESA sessions
  • Sponsoring within IAC 2020 in Dubai

What is it all about?

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.

One of these programmes is this one-time ESA Start-up Competition. It aims to give visibility to the eligible start-up companies in the space sector, enabling the winners to benefit from ESA’s technical expertise and assistance. Submissions are possible from 2 March until 30 April 2020 (23:59h CEST).

How are you able to participate and selection criteria?


Go ahead and apply now

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