SGAC-Novaspace WSBW Scholarship 2024


SGAC has partnered with Novaspace (merger of Euroconsult and Spactec) to bring 15 Young Professionals to attend the World Space Business Week (WSBW), in Paris, France. The scholarship winners will need to select whether they want to participate in either the Summit for Satellite Financing (SSF) or the Summit on Earth Observation Business (SEOB) during the WSBW on 16-20 September 2024.


Application deadline: 11 July 2024, 23:59 GMT


The winners of the scholarship will receive an award in order to attend one of the following events of the World Space Business Week (WSBW) in Paris, France.

The award will cover the ticket to the WSBW only; other expenses such as travel expenses, accommodations, visa costs are NOT reimbursed/included.

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to prepare a 1-page essay (max 500 words) on the following topic:

Growing space safety and sustainability concerns to drive In-Orbit Services and Space Situational Awareness uptake. Indeed, with another 28 000 satellites to be launched in the next decade (a +76% increase compared to last decade), adding to over 6 000 active satellites and 130 million space debris (only 35 000 of which large enough to be tracked), satellite operators see a growing need for SSA solutions enabling safer spaceflight. Please share your thoughts on how this could shape by 2035:

  • Role of the private sector
  • Governance
  • Role of international partnerships
  • What are the key technologies, type of infrastructure and services being developed, etc.
  • To what extent will governments procure commercial services versus developing and operating their own systems, and what are the benefits and limitations of those choices?


Please, make sure to include the rationale behind your idea and include the Five Ws (What will it be?, Who will do this?, Why will it be like that?, Where will this happen?, When/How?) in the essay. 


All submissions must be made by using the Scholarship Submission Form at the bottom of this page. (Please, Log in or Register to see the application form)

Please submit your documents as unlocked PDF files. Your name should be included at the top of all pages.


Your submission should follow the competition guidelines below.



  1. The scholarship is open to young professionals.
  2. Participants must be eligible SGAC members (registered on the SGAC website) between the age of 18 and 35 years as of the 20th of September, 2024.
  3. Competition judges are ineligible for the award.


  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. All submissions must be made by the 11th of July 2024, 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

Responsibilities of the Winners

The winning author shall attend either:

  • The entire SSF 2024 / the entire SEOB 2024.
  • Possible Mentoring Sessions organised during the WSBW days.


  1. The free ticket will be given to the winner before the WSBW 2024.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  1. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the SGAC to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship. This also applies to the essay that is submitted: portions of this essay could be used for promotional purposes (the authors, of course, will be credited for the content).
  2. Copyright of the submitted entry shall remain with the contestants. However, by submitting an entry all contestants agree that SGAC and all affiliated organisers are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights regarding all submitted papers. SGAC and all affiliated organisers may also present ideas and findings generated by this competition at relevant conferences.


  1. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event the WSBW 2024 is cancelled. SGAC will not reimburse the winning author, even if they has already incurred expenses.
  2. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event the award winner fails to attend WSBW 2024 or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case, the award offer shall become void.
  3. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.
  4. The award is not transferable to another event or individual.



The applications will be evaluated by a panel composed by the SGAC Scholarships Team and Novaspace (merger of Euroconsult and Spactec).


Entries accepted:


Submission Deadline:

11 July 2024 

Announcement of Results:

25 July 2024

You can apply through the Scholarship Submission Form you will find at the bottom of this page. (Please, log in first to be able to see the application form).


For any questions, please refer to SGAC Scholarships Team ([email protected]).