The fourth edition of the #T-TeC, the Telespazio and Leonardo Open Innovation contest, open to STEM students, researchers and university researchers all over the world has now gone live.

Transform your idea into a start-up

As well as awarding a cash prize to the first three selected teams, the fourth #T-TeC is about to take on an even bigger challenge: to become an authentic enabler for the incubation and acceleration of innovative start-ups.

In fact, the project idea that is judged to be at the most ready and complete stage of development will be fast-tracked through Leonardo’s Business Innovation Factory. Participants will also have the opportunity to win access to a pre-incubation programme at I3P, the Turin Polytechnic’s Innovative Enterprise Incubator, or have the possibility to develop the proof of concept for their project, which will be funded by Leonardo.

The final submission deadline for project proposals is the 27th of November 2022.

After the projects have been evaluated, the selected teams will be asked to present their proposals to the panel of judges. The winners will be announced on the 24th of January 2023, during the 15th European Space Conference in Brussels.

 

Contest start date
Contest start date

21th September '22

Delivery deadline
Delivery deadline

27th November '22

Evaluation Period 
Evaluation Period 

December '22

The award ceremony 
The award ceremony 

24th January '23

How to take part

STEM students, researchers, university researchers and departments all over the world can take part in #T-TeC 2022.

The contest is free to enter and submissions can be made by individual students, individual universities, or even university teams composed of different students. To submit your ideas, send them by email to proposals.ttec@telespazio.com in the Proposal Format indicated in the "Documents" section of this page.

This year, participants will be asked to explore ideas on six macro-themes, all linked to Sustainability on Earth and in space.

Space and extraterrestrial exploration

Space and extraterrestrial exploration

Space domain awareness for the protection of space and ground infrastructures

Space domain awareness for the protection of space and ground infrastructures

Secure and resilient communications with future technologies

Secure and resilient communications with future technologies

In orbit servicing towards a circular economy in space

In orbit servicing towards a circular economy in space

GeoInformation applications and platforms for a sustainable Earth

GeoInformation applications and platforms for a sustainable Earth

Positioning, navigation and timing Infrastructures and solutions for Earth and other celestial bodies

Positioning, navigation and timing Infrastructures and solutions for Earth and other celestial bodies

The submitted proposals will be evaluated by a panel of experts from Telespazio and Leonardo, as well as this year’s event sponsors, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and , together with the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA), the Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the UN Programme on Space Applications (SGAC), and the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS).

 

The panel will evaluate the proposals based on the following criteria: the project’s sustainability, innovation, efficiency, its potential contribution to the company, the science, and the feasibility of the idea. Full details on the evaluation criteria can be found in the rules indicated in the "Documents" section of this page.

Documents

FAQs

In this section, we have gathered together some of the most frequently asked questions about the #T-TeC contest.

Still unsure about something? Send your questions to proposals.ttec@telespazio.com and we will publish the answers in the FAQs section to help all of the participants.

 

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