#ActInSpace was imagined by CNES. The first edition of ActInSpace took place in 2014 and saw five French cities participating in the event: Bidart, Cannes, Merignac, Paris-Saclay, Toulouse.

Overall, the participants were very satisfied with #ActInSpace from the point of view of the reception they received, the  logistical organization, the quality of the challenges and the availability of coaches throughout the contest. 

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Figures of 2014

5 french particpanting cities 

98 % of the candidates wish to participate in the second edition of this event.

201 participants enrolled in ActInSpace 1

start-ups created through ActInSpace edition 1. Each company has received or will receive a license to develop a CNES patent.

1st of July: the final

The final of the first edition of ActInSpace was held on Tuesday, July 1st. The five regional winning teams from each of the participating cities came together at the Toulouse Space Show to try to win the trip to Guyana.

As in the regional competition, they had 7 minutes to present their project to a jury made up of professionals from the entrepreneurial environment, business incubators and members of CNES. The quality of the overall work was praised by the jury and it was the team from Toulouse that had the joy of being awarded with the first prize for their ThynCam project during the gala evening. Congratulations to them. 

  • Hugo

    Candidat ActInSpace

    #ActInSpace allowed us to discover new technologies from space and meet different profiles of people to ours. It was a rewarding experience both personally and professionally.

    ActInSpace 1 Candidate

  • Antoine

    Candidat ActInSpace

    The observation of human interaction and group dynamics was for me an adventure in itself, as interesting as the challenge!

    My whole testimony here 

    Candidate ActinSpace 1

  • Idriss

    Candidat ActInSpace

    ActInSpace literally changed my professional vision and woke up my entrepreneurial instincts which were dormant until then.

    ActInSpace 1 Candidate