GALACTICA Project Hosts Its First Hackathon

Presenting the GALACTICA Hackathon

GALACTICA Project (galacticaproject.eu) hosts its first Hackathon! They are looking for innovative SMEs, start-ups and university students to propose new solutions to combine aerospace and textile sectors with advanced manufacturing.

  • An open-innovation challenge aimed to find new early-stage ideas that combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile
  • All projects will be evaluated by experts from 10 European clusters and organisations, both from a technical and business perspective
  • The competition will run in February and March 2021. It is open to teams from SMEs, start-ups and students within the European Union
  • Register by 29 January!
  • 4 teams will be awarded a total amount of € 50,000 to develop their ideas and will have the chance to access other GALACTICA support tools

Why should I participate?

  • To obtain financial support for early-stage new ideas to combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile. Companies can get up to € 25,000 and students up to € 10,000 (total prizes € 50,000)
  • To access a wide European network of clusters and organisations, thus obtaining visibility for the project and gaining the opportunity to connect with key players in multiple industrial sectors
  • To have the chance of accessing additional tools offered by GALACTICA project (Orbital Projects, Pioneer Acceleration) to support the scale-up of innovative ideas further and create new value chains

The Hackathon:

1st round:

When: 9 – 24 February 2021
Where: Online
Support: 3 workshops
Output: Concept note and video pitch

Selection of 10 teams

2nd round:

When: 18 – 19 March 2021
Where: Online
Support: 1 workshop and mentorship
Output: Live business pitch

The prize

SMEs & start-ups: € 25,000 winner / € 10,000 runner-up
Students: € 10,000 winner / € 5,000 runner-up

Accept the challenge
Register by 29 January and be part of an amazing happening! Ready to accept the challenge? galacticaproject.eu/galactica-hackathon/

The registration for the Hackathon is open from 17 December 2020 until 29 January 2021.
Please check the terms of participation here.

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