Prizes

There are lots of prizes for ActInSpace NZ. Make sure you understand the judging criteria and how to present a great pitch in order to be in with a shot of winning!

The Grand prize:

The grand prize of ActInSpace 2018, worth up to $15,000, is that representatives from the overall winning team will be sent to the ActInSpace international final in Toulouse, France on the 27th June to present their project to an international jury of experts on technology transfer and business development. All teams with promising projects will go on to receive guidance from the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centres and partner incubators to accelerate their project and turn their idea into a real company.

The first prize at the international final is a parabolic flight aboard the Airbus Zero-g aircraft used for microgravity experiments and training, giving the winning team the unique chance to experience weightlessness. This prize is sponsored by Air Zero G and ESA.

The grand prize is not available with all challenges. Challenges tagged with #AIS-IN qualify to be entered into the competition for the Grand Prize, to be sent to France to compete in the International Final. If you’d like to have fun, want to win some of the partner prizes but you don’t mind about the competition Grand Prize then look at challenges with the #AIS-OFF label.

Other prizes:

French Embassy in New Zealand Prize:
The French Embassy in New Zealand will support the ActInSpace NZ winning team by covering the costs of two additional nights in France, after the international finals, and will organise for the winning team to meet with French startup incubators during that time.

The following partner prizes can be won by ActInSpace participants. To do so, participants must apply between Saturday, May 26th 2018 and Wednesday, May 30th 2018 at actinspace.org. 

AIRBUS Entrepreneurship Prize:
Win a 100,000 Euro voucher for satellite data and support in startup creation.
Selection criteria:
– Project related to challenges AIRBUS01, AIRBUS02 or any other challenge leveraging Earth Observation data (from Airbus or other sources)
– Business potential of the concept
– Credibility to make it happen
Deliverables:
– Mandatory: Storytelling (PPTX, Prezi, G-Slides…)
– Recommended: Video (mp4 max file 50mo) and Business Model Canvas (for help with your business model canvas please watch this instructional video)
– Optional: Website, Flyers, Prototype…

AIRBUS Innovation Prize:
Win a flight training session on an A320 simulator and visit of satellite integration room and 3D facilities.
Selection Criteria:
– Innovative aspects of the projects
– Benefits for the business
– Validity of the business model
Deliverables:
– Mandatory: Storytelling (PPTX, Prezi, G-Slides…)
– Recommended: Video (mp4 max file 50mo) and Business Model Canvas (for help with your business model canvas please watch this instructional video)
– Optional: Website, Flyers, Prototype…

GSA Prize:
Win a trip to the largest GNSS event in Europe and pitch your idea to the EO experts community.
Selection Criteria:
– Innovation: Is this kind of solution already available on the market
– Market potential: Is this solution sellable after repackaging this idea into a real product? Is there a potential market demand/customer base for this product?
– Galileo-relevance: Is the application making use of Galileo?
– Completion level: Is the solution completed or could feasibly be completed?
– Local judgment: City’s jury opinion on the team and its project.
Deliverables:
– Mandatory: Storytelling (PPTX, Prezi, G-Slides…)
– Recommended: Video (mp4 max file 50mo) and Business Model Canvas (for help with your business model canvas please watch this instructional video)
– Optional: Website, Flyers, Prototype…

EBAN Prize:
Win the chance to present your project during the EBAN Winter Summit in Luxembourg 22-23 October 2018.

EBAN will offer you:
– A two day stay at the conference
– Mentoring by EBAN Space partners
– Presentation of your project on EBAN Space website
Selection Criteria:
– Gender equity or the team leader is a woman
– Innovative and original nature of the project
– Business potential
– Validity of the business model
Deliverables:
– Mandatory: Storytelling (PPTX, Prezi, G-Slides…)
– Recommended: Video (mp4 max file 50mo), Business Model Canvas (for help with your business model canvas please watch this instructional video)
– Optional: Website, Flyers, Prototype…

FABSPACE Prize:
Win a free trip to Toulouse to attend the ActInSpace 2018 international final on the 27th of June 2018
– Mentoring program by experts in selected area
– Meeting with Airbus representative in Toulouse
Selection Criteria:
– Use of Earth Observation Data (Use of FabSpace platform, What kind of EO Data…)
– Innovative and original nature of the project
– Business potential
– Validity of the business model
– Complementary of the team
Deliverables:
– Mandatory: Storytelling (PPTX, Prezi, G-Slides…)
– Recommended but optional: Video (mp4 max file 50mo), Business Model Canvas (for help with your business model canvas please watch this instructional video), Website, Flyers, Prototype…

There are other prizes up for grabs during the event, and opportunities for sponsors to provide prizes as well.

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