Category: Event Organisation
During April 2018, Copernicus and its services implemented by ECMWF were hosted at a high-level event at the European Parliament in Brussels. Design & Data worked with Copernicus ECMWF in the organisation of the event and to develop a number of media-related materials to communicate the impact and benefits for service users and European citizens.
Following the great success of the first INNOspace Weekend, we are pleased to show the highlights through a new video about the startup event and a summary report. The high-energy and dynamic event provided an international mix of participants with the tools they needed to initiate their own startup idea.
The first INNOspace Weekend was a great success. 65 participants attended from over 17 countries and a mix of backgrounds. For many, this cultural and interdisciplinary diversity contributed to the success of the event and to the development of many innovative and groundbreaking business ideas.
The first INNOspace Weekend will be held this year and will be take place from 15-17 September 2017 in Cologne. Organised by Design & Data GmbH on behalf of DLR, the aim is to unite non-space sectors to the space sector and generate new upstream or downstream space startups.
Bremen Invest (Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen, WFB) is offering the opportunity to visit “new space” companies in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. The tour is aimed primarily at CEOs, founders and aspiring entrepreneurs from the aerospace industry in Bremen.
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.
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.