CALLING AUSSIE NEWSPACE & SPATIAL STARTUP, STUDENT & INNOVATION TEAMS

DELTA-V & AIRBUS WANTS YOUR PITCH @ IAC2017

  • Enter the 2017 Newspace Innovation Challenge for a chance to present at the Newspace & Innovation Session to be held at IAC2017 in Adelaide, September 27th 2017
  • If you make it to round 2, you win mentoring for your pitch, and a pass to the session!
  • If you make it to round 3, you're presenting alongside iconic Aussie Newspace startups like Cuberider, Fleet.space, Gilmour Space Technologies, Neumann Space and Myriota
  • All participants receive feedback, exposure, and a chance to connect with the burgeoning global Space, Newspace and Spatial sectors
  • FREE entry, your ideas confidential until you're ready to pitch them, you retain all IP (of course!)
  • Sponsored by Delta-V, Airbus, the French Space Agency CNES and the SA Government.

ABOUT THE 2017 Newspace Innovation CHALLENGE

The inaugural 2017 NewSpace Innovation Challenge is aimed at startup, R&D, business and student teams who have new ideas for solving problems, creating ventures and/or unlocking new opportunities using Space and Spatial technologies.

The challenge takes the form of three rounds of competitive pitching, with two winners being chosen to pitch at the world’s premier space conference, IAC2017 in Adelaide in September 2017 alongside iconic Australian NewSpace and Spatial businesses CuberiderFleet Space, Gilmour Space Technologies, Myriota, Neumann Space, and Ozius Spatial, and supported by ACSER @ UNSW, Heo-Robotics, Hypercubes, Moonshot-X, Saber AstronauticsSydney University SpaceNet, and X-Lab Ventures.

#represent Australia AT AN OFFICIAL IAC2017 SESSION!

For maximum impact and exposure, challenge organisers Delta-V and Airbus, along with session co-sponsors CNES and the SA Government, have organised for the final challenge pitch session to occur as part of the New Space and Innovation Session at IAC2017 in Adelaide, on Wednesday 27th September, 2017.

The IAC2017 is the premiere space industry event on the international space research calendar, and it is occurring at a particularly important moment for Australia, with the nation now considering setting up a space agency to help leverage our $3bn annual expenditure on space systems and services to drive local industry growth within the fast-growing $400bn+ global space industry.

THE Challenge COMPETITION TIMELINE & Structure

The challenge will open for entries on August 9th 2017, with submissions closing on the 25th August for Round One, and 10th September for those teams selected to go through to round 2. Invites to IAC2017 for the two finalist teams will be announced on the 13th of September, 2017.

ROUND 1 – CHALLENGE ENTRY

DATES: Aug 8th - 20th, 2017
OBJECTIVE: Pitch your idea and team!
WHAT CAN I WIN? Top 5 submissions will gain individual pitch training in Round 2, plus a day pass to the NewSpace and Innovation Session at the IAC on the afternoon of 27th Sept., 2017.
ACTIVITY: Develop and submit your Round 1 pitch - good luck!
SUPPORT PROVIDED: This website!

ROUND 2 – VIDEO PITCH

DATES: Aug 28 - Sept 10th, 2017
OBJECTIVE: Work on your pitch and presentation, and submit a video pitch
WHAT CAN I WIN? An invitation to pitch at the IAC 2017 NewSpace Innovation Session, and up to two team members located outside South Australia will each receive flights and accomodation up to the value of $750.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Individual pitch training.

ROUND 3 – FINAL PITCHES AT IAC2017

DATES: The afternoon of September 27th 2017, in Adelaide at the IAC2017
OBJECTIVE: Pitch alongside Australia's leading NewSpace ventures, and get feedback from global and national industry peers. Lift the visibility of your project or venture. Gain experience on an international stage!
ACTIVITY: Be coached to develop your pitch, and if interstate, organise your travel to the event.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Personal pitch mentoring, and Sponsor Prizes TBC.

CHALLENGE ORGANISERS & PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

CHALLENGE CO-SPONSORS

CHALLENGE SUPPORTERS

IAC2017 GLOBAL PROMO VIDEO

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. When does the competition start? 9th of August 2017

Q. How do we apply? Fill out the form linked from http://deltav.co/iac2017 (this page!)

Q. If we get through to Round 2 or 3, do we get a pass to the whole IAC2017? Your pass is valid for the day of the NewSpace Innovation Session, Wednesday 27th September, 2017.