NewSpace represents a paradigm shift in the way space missions take place, with a new economy based on the democratization of space and the aerospace industry. This will encourage many more agents to use their services, in both vertical and broad-based applications in various productive sectors. The NewSpace sector can help to develop a new market and a new technological network that will have a pull effect and bring together other technologies, such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, advanced electronics for sensors and computers, secure communication, and new-generation mobile communications.
The promotion of NewSpace is a priority for the Government of Catalonia, and because of that, it drives the NewSpace Strategy, which will roll out a program of specific actions to strengthen this ecosystem in Catalonia and lead the generation of knowledge, its social and business application, and the creation of new solutions based on data provided by the use of new technologies, to stimulate economic growth and improve people’s lives. As part of this Strategy, the Government of Catalonia is hosting the Tech Tour Space 2021, an investment program organized by Tech Tour, in collaboration with acceleration and incubation programs such as Go2Space-Hubs, Point. IoT and the KIMbcn Foundation, experts in knowledge economy and innovation in Catalonia, and i2CAT. This event is designed to help European start-ups developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors. The best 45 companies will be selected by a prestigious Selection Committee to participate in the investment program and to participate in mentoring and training activities to attract investment. 30 early-stage companies (seed or Series A) and 15 start-ups looking for Series B, will be invited to pitch, meet, and interact with the most active investors in the sector.
Additionally, the Government of Catalonia sponsors the “Catalonia Prize” awarding the company deemed to potentially contribute the most to the development of the Catalan space industry. The winner will be assigned a personal assistant to guide their landing in Catalonia / to improve their marketplace positioning and facilitate their access to private and public funding and infrastructures and know-how of the Catalonian ecosystem. In addition, the winner will be awarded a credit valued at 20k€ to spend on services, including a booth in the Catalan Pavilion of the Government of Catalonia at the MWC Barcelona 2022.
If your space tech company works in any of the subsectors of Satellites as a Service, Digital Space, Optics and Photonics in Space or Space and Planetary Infrastructure, apply here till the 27th of June.
Original Source: Tech Tour