ActInSpace, the European Space Agency’s space start-up competition, begins in Nicosia

ActInSpace the European Space Agency’s (ESA) space start-up competition began on Friday in Nicosia, at Discovery Alpha, the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation’s (CSEO) home for research and innovation.

Winners will be announced on Saturday and will represent Cyprus in the international competition in France.

ActInSpace is a competition offering members of the public the opportunity to develop solutions to challenges in space exploration into start-ups.

Participants can work either as individuals or in teams and will have 24 hours to dream up new, viable solutions for Europe’s future space exploration, research and technologies.

The winning teams will represent Cyprus at the ActInSpace semi-finals in Cannes, where they will also have the opportunity to form their own start-up companies, get access to funding and even discover career opportunities in space.

The international winning team will have the opportunity to experience a zero-gravity flight.

CNA is the media sponsor of the event.

Source: Cyprus News Agency