#T-Tec -Telespazio Technology Contest 2020

Telespazio’s Open Innovation contest

The #T-Tec - Telespazio Technology Contest - is the Telespazio’s Open Innovation initiative for all European students and researchers. For its second edition #T-Tec has become even more “Open” and this year is open to 32 departments made up of 20 Universities in 15 different European cities.

FAQ

 

Who can participate at the contest?

T-Tec is open to all students - graduates and under graduates, doctorate students and researchers - from the Universities and departments involved in the initiative. You can find the complete list of the Universities in the Rules.

Which are the technological themes ? 

  • Geo-information platforms and applications

  • Ground Segment and Ground-as-a-Service (GaaS)

  • Autonomous and unmanned aircraft systems

  • Hybrid communication

  • Cybersecurity in a space environment

  • Space exploration

  • In-orbit services

  • Quantum communications

  • Space Traffic Management & Space Domain Awareness

Which are the prize's categories ?

There are two prizes: “Photon” for ideas that bring about significant progress in a technology in the aerospace sector and “Light”, for ideas and innovations that focus particularly on integrating ground and space structures. 

How can i participate?

Have a good idea on the technological themes, read the Rules, fill in the participation form and send everything to the address: proposals.ttec@telespazio.com. You can find all the necessary documents on this page.

Can I participate in a group?

Of course, alone or in groups also made up of students from different universities.

When does the contest expire?

You can submit your project within 31st October  4th November 7th November 2020. 

When will the presentations to the Commission take place? 

The presentations will take place via Skype on 12th and 13th December 2020 in two time slots, from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 (CET). The 12th will be the turn of the participants in the "Light" category, the 13th will be the turn of the "Photon". 

How much time do we have to report the presentation before the Commission?

You will have 10 minutes in total, 8 of which will be dedicated to the presentation and 2 reserved to any questions and requests for clarifications from the Commission.

How many slides should we prepare for the PowerPoint presentation?

There is no requirement for the number of slides, but of course the 8 minutes required for the speech must be respected.

Is there a Template for the slides?

No, no template has been provided to leave room for your creativity.

What do you win?

The winners in the two categories will win  Euro 10,000 to be shared among those involved. There will also be two special mentions for the projects most worthy of merit.

When does the award ceremony work?

A jury of representatives from Telespazio, Leonardo, ASI and ESA will assess the ideas submitted in the first weeks of November. At the end of the month, then there will be the award ceremony. 

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