Space of Innovation for Entrepreneurs!
Launch your business idea with ESNC and Copernicus Masters

  Thursday, 2 June 2016        11:00 - 13:00        Room: Yangtze II

Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

In this session participants will learn about the comprehensive opportunities offered by the European Support Infrastructures, namely the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), Copernicus Masters, Space App Camps, and the ESA BIC network. There will also be an opportunity to meet various partners of the ESNC (Satellite Navigation) and Copernicus Masters (Earth Observation) in person.

Participants will hear from previous winners about how the competition and the corresponding network helped them launch their businesses. In a second part, participants will get first-hand advice on how to write a successful business proposal, along with an opportunity to develop first drafts with immediate feedback from experts.

Who should attend?
This session targets entrepreneurs, start-ups, students and SMEs interested in the manifold support mechanism to launch their space-related idea. Furthermore, it is geared towards the various partners of the largest two innovation competitions for Galileo and Copernicus, as well as multipliers.

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Moderated by Kathrin Sturm, AZO
11:00 Welcome to AZO - the Space of Innovation
11:05 Greeting European Commission
Thibaud Delourme
European Commission
11:20 Providing European Support Infrastructures All Along the Value Chain
European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016
Andreas Dippelhofer
Copernicus Masters 2016 & App Camps
Lara Schaflinger
Implement your idea with the ESA BIC network
Fabian Lindermer
11:50 How to make a proposal go through the roof
Thomas Bouvet
12:00 High-flyers from the Space of Innovation Network
ESNC winner
Stephen Oyala Odhiambo
Uko wapi?
Copernicus Masters winner
Valentijn Venus
ESA BIC incubate and App Camp participant
Wendy Mensink
Viridian Raven
12:40 Meet personalities of the European support infrastructure on-site
Elevator pitches of present ESNC & Copernicus Masters partners

Programme Overview