The event opened with a focus on and the generated by the project. New funding opportunities and were also announced by members of the project (further information is available in the , under “funding opportunities”).
The Orbital Projects had received financial support - through GALACTICA - for connecting different sectors (textile, aerospace, advanced manufacturing) with initial market tests of products and services.
The jury members awarded SolarCube, a consortium that creates Origami-inspired deployable solar panels, with €20 000 and two runners up (Iroony and AMPERE) with €9 000.
The Pioneer Acceleration projects had received support for the exploration of new cross-sectoral value chains with a focus on developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
The winner of the second competition, Impact protection, is a project which developed a composite with a higher capacity to absorb and dissipate energy. It was awarded by the jury with €12 000 and the two runners up (ABEP and rCF) with €7 000 each.
GALACTICA project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project is a cross-regional partnership across eight EU countries that involves: eight innovation clusters from advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and textile industries; one investor network and one business incubator and accelerator.
The project fosters the creation of unidentified or unexplored market opportunities for existent and new companies in developing latent and emergent value chains. It overcomes information and market failures by gathering together companies from diverse industrial sectors, R&D organisations, clusters, and triggering initiatives for establishing new value chains across textile and aerospace industries.
- Publication date
- 23 March 2023
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency