The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO), a non-governmental, nonprofit organisation involved in the field of space exploration, astronautics and astronomy, is once again bringing the ActInSpace contest to Cyprus, allowing interested Cypriots to get a taste of working in the aerospace industry.
ActInSpace is an international innovation contest and is spearheaded by the French Space Agency (CNES). It includes participating from over 100 cities across 5 continents. ActInSpace is also backed by the ESA and the ESA Business Incubation Centres network.
As per an announcement by the CSEO, Cypriot teams can compete against teams across the world on November 13 and November 14 in order to solve problems faced by the space exploration sector both on Earth and in space. The grand prize will be a zero-gravity flight.
The two-day contest brings together teams from diverse backgrounds which will need to come together to tackle real-life challenges and invent new space solutions. Teams will need to design and create working prototypes before putting forward specific results which will then be evaluated by a team of experts in the field.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the contest will take place online. Interested parties can register by visiting www.actinspace.org, while additional information will be disseminated by the CSEO’s various social media channels and accounts.
Since its inception in 2014, the ActInSpace contest has led to the creation of more than 45 startup companies.