Space Business, Science & Exploration

Space start-ups in Europe.

Space start-ups in Europe are faced with a great difficulty in accessing finance including risk-capital. The challenge of the 2019 Space hubs (support to start-ups) call is to increase the number of initiatives for start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs in the space downstream and upstream sectors (such as Incubators, Accelerators, Hackathons or AppCamps), provide solutions to accelerate the growth of space scale-ups and the commercialisation of their products, engage small and medium enterprises in space innovation, especially those not traditionally involved in it, and reduce as much as possible the entry barriers to SMEs for Horizon 2020 to develop space-enabled solutions.