On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, ESA Space Solutions. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.
ESA Space Solutions was created by the European Space Agency (ESA) to give special recognition to products and services that make use of space technology and space-provided services. The “Space Solutions” trademark label has been set up as a marketing opportunity for companies producing systems, products and services that are using space technologies and/or services made available through space programmes. Along with the trademark, ESA has also set up the Space Solutions University Challenge contest in order to promote space technology transfer and to make patented space technology available also to entrepreneurial students.
The technologies and components developed for spacecraft are, through the ESA Space Solutions program, leading to intelligent and innovative solutions in a variety of areas here on Earth. Examples of fields that benefit from the innovations from the space domain are industrial production, improved instrumentation for medical fields, pollution control systems, efficient transportation, surveillance in remote locations, and much more.
ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme and the Space Solutions trademark work on making these technologies available to non-space applications to the benefits of European citizens and to strengthen the competitiveness of the European industry.
StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.