ActInSpace 2016 : The results

Submitted on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:31

ActInSpace 2016: The results


After a first edition with 5 participating cities, 2016 edition was announced ambitious with 24 cities candidates of 12 different countries: Germany (Darmstadt), Brazil (Porto Alegre), Estonia (Tallinn), Greece (Athens and Patras), Latvia (Riga), Luxembourg, Morocco (Reduction), Netherlands (Noordwijk), Poland (Cracow and Warsaw), the United Kingdom (Harwell), Turkey (Istanbul) and France (Albi, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Cannes, Kourou, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris - Le Bourget, Strasbourg and Toulouse).

The French and international finales of ActInSpace took place the 28th and 29th of June during the Toulouse Space Show. These 2 days occurred in 2 times: the 28 was devoted to the French finale and the 29 with the international finale.

As at the time of the regional contest, the teams had 8 minutes to present their project to a jury made up of professionals from the entrepreneurial world, incubators of companies as well as people of the space field. The quality of the whole work was greeted by the jury.

French finale:

The 11 teams which had won on May 21st at the time of the hackaton on each French participating city are met and faced to try to gain one of the two places to represent France in the international finale; but also to gain the price ActInSpace France and the trip to Guyana to attend the takeoff of an ARIANE rocket.

It is finally the team of Lyon which gains this 1st price by creating a stylet making it possible to draw directly in 3D over screen!


Congrats to them! And good stay in Guyana!


Toulouse arrives just behind. The 2 cities could represent France on June 29th during the international finale. Indeed, as a consequence of many participants, France could send 2 groups to represent it at the time of the great final

Public’s prize: 

2 semi-finals, which proceeded in parallel, made it possible to identify a representative for the finale of the following day, the public could vote for the project which they preferred and awarded the prize of the Public to them.

The winners are the teams of Bayonne with a simulator of surfing and Montpellier with a translation mobile device of the signs language.

Congrats to them!


INPI’s Prize:

Partner of the event, the INPI also awarded a prize to 3 teams which worked out the best strategy on criteria of intellectual property, the economic model of exploitation, the competitive advantages of creation and a research basic on the already established patents.

  • 1st INPI Prize was awarded to the team Midi Trigger of Toulouse. The group imagined spreadable and folding houses by centralized electric actuators.


  • The 2nd INPI Prize was awarded to the team Major Tom of Toulouse. The group imagined a foldable musical instrument for a better transport with an unchanged quality


  • 3rd INPI Prize was awarded to the Windvision team of Albi.The group imagined compact vertical wind turbines connected between them exploitable in urban environment.


International finale:

13 teams pitched once again for the ActInSpace prize and the ZeroG flight.

After the semi-finals, 4 teams dissociated themselves: those of France (Lyon), Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom.

The Polish team Happy Fleet imagined a device to be placed under the accelerator pedal allowing the motorists to save up to 30% of fuel.

They gain the contest ActInSpace 2016 as well as the flight in weightlessness on board of the A310 ZERO-G!

Congrats to them and good flight!

Airbus Defense & Space Prize:

Airbus Defence & space, international sponsor of the ActInSpace, proposed two prizes for this contest; an entrepreneurship one and an innovation one. 

The Entrepreneurship prize: the winners will receive a voucher of a value of 100.000€ of satellite data (imagery, model of rise…) and a coaching for a creation of start-up. The Entrepreneurship prize was awarded to a French team from Toulouse, rewarded for the Wisave project which mixes information coming from the satellite data and the IOT in order to help the companies with better estimating the damage after a flood.

The Innovation prize: The winners will learn how to control the A320 Airbus with the simulator which trains the pilots, will visit the rooms of integration of the satellites and the installations 3D, and will be able to meet an astronaut.

The price Innovation was awarded to two ex-aequo teams:

- A team of Germany rewarded for the NanoConnect project; a ground network for nano-satellites which could reduce the cost of access to space.

- The victorious team of the United Kingdom rewarded for the dYbydX project; a mapping portable application intended for disabled people.