From 11 to 13 November 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) invites you to Frascati (Rome), Italy for the 1st Φ-Week Bootcamp. Organised by Design & Data for ESA, the aim is to generate new space startups using earth observation (EO) data linking to the food and energy sectors.
The Φ-Week Bootcamp will bring together a mix of researchers, data scientists, non-space corporates, tech leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs and young professionals for an intensive 3-day event where participants will be provided the tools to create their own start-up.
Participants will use creative methods such as design thinking to develop their initial start-up ideas and a variety of resources will be made available to enable these ideas to be made into workable solutions. The teams will work with expert mentors who will support them in developing viable business models.
At the end of the event an expert jury will decide which start-up ideas, products and business models are the most promising. The best suggestions will receive additional professional support to further develop their idea into a sustainable start-up.
Design & Data is working with ESA in the complete organisation by developing a number of related materials to communicate and support the event. We are sourcing mentors, speakers and judges, as well as ensuring participants have all the tools and resources they need to develop their ideas during the intense three days of planned activities.
Further information about the Φ-Week Bootcamp can be found at: phiweekbootcamp.space