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3rd Italian Space Startup Competition

20-21 November 2021

Milan, Italy

The Italian Space Startup Competition (ISSC) is a startup competition whose area of interest is space in all its facets. During the two days of the event, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts from the space field and to work in teams, discussing ideas and shaping them into business cases. The participants will benefit from the support of mentors, whose backgrounds and expertise are diverse and covering different areas of the space sector.

Competition Goals

ISSC aims at promoting the interest of the young generation in space business and bringing forth the next generation of entrepreneurs. ISSC encourages knowledge sharing and fosters innovation, also aiming at providing participants with the necessary backdrop to network, learn and shape the future.

The event is dedicated – but not limited – to new-graduates, students and young professionals who are interested in working in the space sector and are willing to take on a challenge in a business context. The interdisciplinary of the event allows people from any background, be it engineering, law, economics or else, to participate. An ad-hoc session will allow participants to get to know each other and form diversified teams to aim to the top.

The event format

The first day will be dedicated to creating teams and introducing the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and tools to shape an idea into business (e.g. pitch canvas or brainstorming). The second day will focus on the development of the business idea. At the conclusion of the ISSC, each team presents its idea in front of a jury during a pitch competition. The business ideas may include new technologies, spin-in or spin-off, or space data applications.