Greece to host International innovation competition ActInSpace

Corallia and the si-Cluster are organising the international innovation competition ActInSpace, aimed at developing the Greek space ecosystem and highlighting the usefulness of space technologies in all areas of everyday life.

The competition in Greece is organised with the support of the Greek FabSpace, the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the Greek networks Copernicus Academy and Relay, the Hellenic Association of Space Industry and the Athens-based group Space Innovation (SPIN). On May 25-26, the contest will be held simultaneously in over 70 cities all over the world, including Athens.

The organisers invite Greek students and young scientists to participate and create realistic and innovative solutions using space technologies. The competition is open to individuals organised in groups from any scientific field. There is no participation fee. However, a pre-registration is required. An appropriate workshop will be organised for the preparation of the Greek teams on Wednesday, May 16.

The winner of the national competition will win a trip to Toulouse in order to represent Greece in the world final on 27 June, to be held at the Toulouse Space Show 2018 International Aerospace Exhibition. The International ActInSpace is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French Space Agency (CNES).

The winning team at the ActInSpace World Finals will win a trip on an Airbus Zero-g flight that creates conditions of zero gravity, provided by Air Zero G and the European Space Agency (ESA). The prizes include a chance to experience piloting an Airbus A320 in a simulator, as well as a visit to Airbus satellite installations.

Source ANA-MPA
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