Ever dreamed about defying gravity? Take your chance!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR IDEA IS EXTENDED TO 15.1.2015!

The European Space Agency (ESA) - with the support of Tekes - and Turku Science Park Oy are launching a competition in Finland  with the objective to identify the best ideas around space inventions that can be applied and meet challenges in non-space industries having an impact on society and supporting the technology transfer actions in Finland.

Take part to the “Down To Earth Idea Challenge” by submitting your idea, describing how space invention (technology, software, method or process) developed in your organization could generate benefit in non-space industry.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The competition is open to individual staff members working in Finnish space companies, academia and research Institutes

ELIGIBLE TECHNOLOGIES:

Hardware, software, process, or method used in space or developed for space needs.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  1. Attractiveness of Non-Space Market – an estimate of the size of technology's final application/market and its potential value in commercial or societal terms.
  2. Novelty and Intellectual Property – the novelty and protection of the technology in its non-space application and the consequent competitive advantage.
  3. Current Development Status – has the space technology been developed sufficiently for a technology transfer to a nonspace application.

PROCESS:

Submit your proposal here by 15.1.2015. Winner will be selected and announced by 26.1.2015

PRIZE:

A Zero-G parabolic flight in summer 2015 for the individual who proposes the winning technology.

If you need some inspiration, visit this website and learn about success stories generated by ESA Technology Transfer Progremme: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Technology/TTP2

 

CONTACT:

Timo Huttunen
Turku Science Park Oy
GSM: +358-40-7192335
timo.huttunen@turkusciencepark.com