Category: New space
Design & Data is excited to launch a new website. “Spaceoneers” takes a look at space pioneers – those who have pushed the boundaries of what is technically possible in the space sector, as well as the startups and new technologies that are set to disrupt the sector even further.
Design & Data has partnered with the Space Forum – a joint summit between the space and digital industries – to promote the event within Germany and secure sponsorship. It will act a national point of contact to encourage companies and organisations to participate in the exciting programme being delivered by some of the world’s biggest names in both sectors. Get in touch!
StartupWeekend Space will be holding a Workshop and Fireside Chat panel this Friday, 18thSeptember. It will be an opportunity for the remaining teams that participated in StartupWeekend Space: Bremen in April to share specific challenges they have faced so far in launching their businesses.
The second Startup Weekend Space in Europe takes place on 2nd-4th October 2015. Hosted by Gdansk Park Naukowo – Techhnologiczny, the event will challenge interdisciplinary teams from different nations to create space startups in 60 hours in Gdansk.
It is already a reality in North America. As part of the NewSpace movement, many young startup companies bring innovative ideas to the space sector and with those innovative ideas come advancements in this interesting and promising sector. “This topic has not reached Europe yet.”, says Sebastian D. Marcu. But the CEO of Cologne-based, Design & Data, is sure that “within the next months and years something great will happen here”. The movement has started successfully with the first StartupWeekend Space in Bremen for which the communications expert acted as co-lead.
With the slogan “You too can #BeSpacial” the first StartupWeekend Space in Europe takes place on 10-12th April 2015. Hosted at Bremen’s Innovation and Technology Centre (BITZ), the event is designed to generate several lean space startup concepts within 60 hours. The aim is to give people with non-space backgrounds the opportunity to find an entry into the space sector by using their special skills – like once Design & Data Managing Director Sebastian Marcu did. He now operates as the event’s co-lead.