The 2021 edition has seen over 70 students and researchers from 22 Universities and Research centers worldwide compete in the field of innovation, in areas that will mark the Space sector of the future.
The three winners and four special mentions, selected from among the 20 candidates presented by the jury composed of representatives of Telespazio, Leonardo, industry experts and leading space agencies, have been announced at the awards ceremony. €10,000 will be awarded to the winning team, €6,000 to those in second place and €4,000 to those placed third.
The contest participants presented their innovative solutions as they challenged each other on four different macro-themes:
- Space Exploration
- In Orbit Servicing
- GeoInformation Applications and Platforms
- Space Situational Awareness & Space Traffic Management
A committee made up of Leonardo and Telespazio representatives, members of the European (ESA), Italian (ASI) and Emirati (UAESA) Space Agencies, and industry experts coming from seven countries, analysed the 20 projects submitted assessing not only the innovative quality of the technological solutions presented, but also their sustainability.