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Space Tech Expo

In its sixth year, Space Tech Expo USA (23 - 25 May 2017) continues to grow in its new venue in Pasadena! As America’s engineering meeting place for space & defense technology, the exhibition draws attendance of thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil, military and commercial space.

SGAC is partnering with Space Tech Expo USA to give 2 conference passes to two young professionals through a video competition.



Participants are asked to create a 2 minutes video to explain a project that they are working on (90 seconds), and briefly explain why they want to attend the Space Tech Expo (30 seconds). Considering the main topics of the Space Tech Expo USA conference, which include commercial collaboration, military applications in space, small sats, and innovation/entrepreneurship, it is advised to take these topics into consideration during the video.

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The two winners will each receive a 3 day pass to the Space Tech Expo USA conference. Airfare, lodging, and so forth, however, will not be covered by this award.

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Competition Guidelines

  1. The video must be in English.
  2. The video must be recorded in high quality video and sound.
  3. Being the video is 2 minutes, it is well-advised to ensure that the video features your face for the majority of the duration of the video, and that it lasts exactly 2 minutes. Should the video be longer, ONLY 2 minutes of the video will be reviewed by the  selection committee.
  4. You are asked to explain a project that you are working on (90 seconds), and briefly explain why you want to attend the Space Tech Expo (30 seconds).
  5. The video (uploaded on YouTube or any cloud storage site) shall be submitted via the Scholarships Submission Form. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access this page -
  6. The scholarship is open only for young professionals (recent graduates or professionals under the age of 35). Participants must be SGAC members, between the ages of 18 to 35 inclusive by 23 May 2017.
  7. Members of the SGAC Executive Office, Executive Council, scholarship organisers, and judges are not eligible for this award.
  8. All submissions must be made by 23 April 2017, 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
  9. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the SGAC and Space Tech Expo USA organisers to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship. This also applies to the video that is submitted: portions of this video could be used for promotional purposes.

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The evaluation will be made based on a point system taking following criteria and their weights into consideration:

  • Description (how well and understandable is the project described): 50%

  • Originality (how original and innovative is the project): 30%

  • Motivation (what you expect to learn or achieve during the event): 20%

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  • Entries accepted:Now!
  • Submission Deadline:23 April 2017 30 April 2017 (extended), 23:59 GMT
  • Winner Announced:1 May 2017
  • Space Tech Expo USA: 23 - 25 May 2017

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For any questions, please refer to SGAC Scholarships Coordinators, Nicole Chase and Michal Kunes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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About Space Tech Expo Overview

Space Tech Expo

Space Tech Expo USA returns to Pasadena in 2017 with an insight-packed three-day agenda that will help commercial, military, government and academic organizations navigate the opportunities and challenges of doing business in an increasingly complex landscape.

Through keynotes, panels and audience-interactive discussion sessions, the conference will examine questions and issues including:

  • Implementing ‘Space Enterprise Vision’ – adapting to a new era in Air Force space requirements

  • New space and old space – how will incumbents and start-ups work together co-operating instead of competing?

  • Commercial, government and military collaboration in future space

  • Space funding and new space finance

  • How do you accelerate from being a start up to a real market player?

  • Improving US commercial space competitiveness – increasing space exports

  • Small launch vehicles – addressing the bottleneck of getting into space

  • Space traffic management/ space situational awareness – managing congested space and assuring safety

  • Scaling operations and manufacturing capabilities to support growth of mega constellations

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