Ireland Challenge

PRIZE 2017

The regional winner of Ireland will receive a comprehensive support package (min. value of EUR 20,000). In particular, the following elements will be included:

  • An incubation programme (facilities available for up to 3 people; worth up to EUR 18,000 )
  • Business coaching and training to help get your business off the ground (worth EUR 7,000)
  • Technical support (worth EUR 4,500)
  • Marketing activities including web, logo and branding design (worth EUR 6,000)
  • Access to experts
  • Travel costs and conference tickets are provided (up to EUR 2,000)
  • Access to public funding / venture capital

 

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PARTNERS

  • Region
    Ireland

    Ireland hosts the largest players in the Global Tech Sector. Where else will your idea get the kind of support it actually needs?

    Ireland has a knowledge-based economy supported by a highly skilled workforce, which has produced a strong technology sector, leading to the highest concentration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) activity and employment in the OECD.The ICT sector in Ireland attracts global investment with seven of the world’s top ten companies now operating from Ireland. ICT accounts for EUR 50 billion in Irish exports and this is forecast by the Irish Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to grow as companies take advantage of competitive opportunities on offer.

  • Regional Organiser
    National Space Centre Ltd

    National Space Centre is located in the South of Ireland, based at Elfordstown Earthstation, just outside Midleton, Co Cork, and is Irelands only teleport.

    National Space Centre provides world class carrier grade teleport facilities from Elfordstown Earthstation. Elfordstown serves as one of Eutelsats new pan-European network of 8 groundstations, connecting to Eutelsats purpose built Ka-Sat satellite and delivering high speed broadband to remote regions across Europe. Elfordstown has been appointed an official ESA Earth Observation Groundstation to receive data for research and distribution from ESA satellites.

    National Space Centre is currently involved in a number of emerging satellite technology projects, including the development of Satellite Automated Information Systems (SAIS) and marine mapping feeds with ESA and has provided technical support services for the European Galileo satellite navigation programme.

    National Space Centre provides services to facilitate

    • Hub Management and Co Location
    • In Orbit Validation (IOV)
    • R&D for Space related projects
    • GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment & Security)
    • ICT (Integrated Computer Technologies)
    • Data Broadcast and Multi-cast

    National Space Centre is an independent teleport, ideally placed to partner with any person, organisation, Government or institution.
    www.nationalspacecentre.eu

  • E-GNSS Accelerator Partner
    European Commission

    The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.

    The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.

CONTACT

National Space Centre Ltd
Elfordstown Earth Station
Ms Carla Brown
+353 (0)216010744
ireland@azo-space.com
www.nationalspacecentre.eu