Tehnopol Startup Incubator awaits space technology startups for vigorous growth program

Tehnopol Startup Incubator invites all space technology start-ups and growth companies to apply for the Go2Space-HUB growth program. The aim of the program is to support the rapid growth and development of companies in the field of space technology.

Estonian space technology startups are expected to apply for the Tehnopol Startup Incubator in Tallinn. The program lasts a year and includes work with mentors, training sessions, community events, a comfortable office, and meetings with investors, demo days, and space events to support global growth.

There is also an open call for applications for space startups at the Instituto Pedro Nunes Coimbra, a Portuguese incubation program that lasts a year.

Growth companies also have the opportunity to apply for a 3-month online accelerator program, the content of which will be created in Madrid, Spain.

At the end of the program, mentoring worth 12,000 euros will be distributed among the best companies.

The program is expected to support:

  • space-related projects for the digitization of Europe (eg big data, IoT, smart city, smart transport);
  • space projects that support sustainable development plans (low carbon future, social impact);
  • defense and security space projects (eg cyber, military security, big data, fintech);
  • excellence in space technology (the upstream and downstream space sector).

According to Kadri Tammai, head of Tehnopol Startup Incubator, startups applying for the Estonian incubator should have a strong and vigorous growth program. “The space startup that has joined the incubation program will receive an experienced key mentor, support from the best field mentors, participate in a practical training series, gather contacts in the startup community and international investor networks, and use the incubator’s modern open office space,” said Tammai. Today, many companies are unaware of space technologies – various robotics solutions, drones, satellite data, and so on. This is clearly an area on the rise, Kadri Tammai explained.

Additional information: https://go2space-hubs.eu/call/

Go2Space-HUBs is a European Union project that aims to support the creation and development of local space technology and services companies in Europe, increasing their value and level of innovation through community-based experiences and comprehensive training. The program supports three space HUBs in Tallinn, Coimbra (Portugal), and Madrid (Spain) to promote local business, ecosystems, and networks. All centers have representative business advisory experience, which helps to develop investor-ready companies.

The consortium consists of six partners from five European countries: Belgium, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, which represent the leaders in the field in a network of local and regional startups.

The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

Tehnopol Startup Incubator provides a safe growth environment for startups. The growth program offers participating companies meaningful and practical training and expert support from the best mentors in Estonia and Europe, with the aim of finding an initial investment or reaching export markets. Tehnopol Startup Incubator is part of the comprehensive support service of Tehnopol, the largest science and business park in the Baltics. The aim of the Tehnopol Science and Business Park is to contribute to the emergence and growth of world-class technology companies in Estonia and to support their expansion into foreign markets by offering solutions from commercial real estate to needs-based business development services.

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