SpaceTec Partners is well versed in the theme of entrepreneurship, innovation and funding, supporting early-stage companies and entrepreneurs with various innovation programmes on behalf of our clients.

SpaceTec has contributed to implementing European policy actions, developing innovative support schemes for start-ups across Europe and streamlining investment conditions. We have hands-on experience as entrepreneurs, mentors of start-ups, as well as in shaping and executing hackathons, idea competitions, sprints, accelerators and incubators.

We advise policy makers with our in-depth understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the space sector. Recognised globally as thought leaders in NewSpace and space financing, this knowledge extends to access-to-finance themes, investigating the funding climate for space ventures and developing alternative financing instruments such as inducement prizes, innovative grant schemes, crowdfunding and even tax incentives for VC funds.

Our team regularly supports transactions in the sector with commercial due diligences for leading investment funds.

Impact Stories

Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in CEE

Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in CEE

In the quest to foster space entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe, from the south-eastern region all the way to the Baltic countries, InnORBIT seeks to assist innovation intermediaries to encourage the growth of their space start-ups

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The CASSINI Hackathons challenge hackers to develop innovative solutions using EU Space technology, data and services

The CASSINI Hackathons challenge hackers to develop innovative solutions using EU Space technology, data and services

The CASSINI Hackathons challenges students, researchers, and entrepreneurs to think outside of the box and develop innovative solutions using geospatial information from Copernicus Earth observation data and its services and/or positioning technologies from Galileo & EGNOS. Three winners from each edition will benefit from our customised mentoring programme aimed at advancing their solutions to establish long-lasting, sustainable European businesses.

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Empowering the development of next-gen IoT products with Galileo technologies

Empowering the development of next-gen IoT products with Galileo technologies

Point.IoT accelerates European innovation with the guidance of leading industry experts. Combining expertise in GNSS, IoT, business and leadership together with a virtual and real-life entrepreneurial experience, the programme equips 10 teams every year with a robust entrepreneurial toolkit to solve real challenges faced by industry today.

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The future of the European space sector

The future of the European space sector

Access to finance is a key enabler of entrepreneurship in a European space ecosystem which has seen several transformations and advancements in recent years. From an analysis of the role of the public sector, to evaluating market maturity and sector risks, this report provides a comprehensive review of the European space sector; identifying gaps, highlighting challenges and providing a number of recommendations and potential policy actions.

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