ActInSpace is a contest organized by CNES (National Centre for Space Studies), ESA (European Space Agency), and ESA BIC Sud France around science, space and technology transfer, in France and in Europe.

This event brings together entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers, creative users over a weekend. The goal is to form teams and resolve within 24 hours one of the challenges proposed by the organizers. The challenges consist in finding every day uses for space developped technologies or space acquired data.

The winning teams will proceed to the national and International finals. All the realistic projects will receive support via the ESA BIC and partners incubators to foster the emergence of new startups.

Enough word... watch the ActInSpace 2016's movie !

ActInSpace 2018 will be an international event. At least 50 locations in 20 countries are expected !

Do you want to help us to built this great event, highligth your society and gain visibility ? Take a look at the sponsoring pack 2018 !


International prizes

  • 1st Prize ActInSpace

    The best team of ActInSpace 2016 will win a flight in zero gravity in the training aircraft for Novespace astronauts.

    The 1st prize in movie !

  • Airbus Defence and Space Prize

    Airbus Defence and Space is offering 2 prizes:

    • Entrepreneurship: A voucher worth €100,000 for satellite data (Imagery, Elevation Model,…) and coaching/support for the creation of a start-up
    • Innovation:
      • Meeting with an Astronaut
      • Training session on an A320 flight simulator
      • VIP visit to Airbus DS’ satellite integration cleanroom and 3D facilities

    More information about the selection here.

Key figures

patents filed each year by the CNES
of mobile phones equipped with a satellite positioning system (GNSS)
is the multiplier of the economic benefits of space for every €1 invested
jobs created through space, in Europe
startups created thanks to ESA BIC network
participants expected for ActInSpace 2

Tell about the ActInSpace adventure

Thanks to communication kit provided.

Key dates

Key milestones, jury dates, final date