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Have you ever dreamed of working with technologies developed for the conquest of space, or those made to make a rocket launch? You can stop dreaming and start doing - ActInSpace is the only contest in the world that offers the chance to work on CNES and ESA patents!

Have you ever dreamed of using space technologies to launch a start-up with a real impact on daily life? Search no further - ActInSpace’s first goal is to foster start-up creation, and the most promising project will win our the Grand Prize.

This event brings together entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers and creatives over a weekend. The goal is to form teams and resolve one of the challenges proposed by the organisers within 24 hours. The challenges consist of finding everyday uses for space technology or data. Check them out at

All realistic proposals will receive support via the ESA BIC and partners incubators to foster the emergence of new start-ups.

Sign up at to create a team or join an already existing team and join us for free at the European Space Agency at Harwell on25-26th May 2018!

ActinSpace is set up by CNES and ESA, managed by ESA BIC Sud France.



Caoimhe Rooney, a postgraduate researcher in the Mathematical Institute, part of MPLS Division. She took part in the 2018 International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program in Australia, aimed at those hoping to enter the space industry. Read about her experience and what she hopes to do next.