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SAAC Space Solutions
Empreendedorismo & Economia do Espaço na Região

Challenge

The SAAC Space Solutions project aims to raise awareness and stimulate entrepreneurship in the space sector and its applications on earth, boosting entrepreneurship and enhancing the economy through the creation of new technology companies.

Solution

The main objective of SAAC Space Solutions is to support entrepreneurial projects located in the Central Region in the space economy sector, contributing to the creation of new companies. Through the awareness and promotion of female entrepreneurship in the space economy sector.

To this end it will promote the competitiveness of the Central Region by its insertion and in national and international networks of innovation and RTD funding.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

Operational Objectives:
1. Identify and sensitize entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial potential;

2. Support and train entrepreneurs with business potential in the area of space economy;

3. Promote qualified entrepreneurship and success cases/role models in the space economy sector;

4. Promote and stimulate female entrepreneurship in the space economy sector;

5. Promote the creation of new enterprises from projects with innovative and commercial potential in the space economy sector;

6. Facilitate access to financing for business projects in the space economy sector;

7. Promote access to national and international networks in the space sector and downstream to the supported entrepreneurial projects.

Strategic Objectives:
1. Support entrepreneurial projects located in the Central Region in the space economy sector, leading to the creation of new companies;

2. To raise awareness and foster female entrepreneurship in the space economy sector;

3. Promote the competitiveness of the Central Region through its insertion in national and international networks of innovation and RTD funding.

The results of IPN's efforts in achieving the strategic objectives, and by implementing tasks that contribute to the operational objectives, can be measured by the following indicators:
• 12 new companies in the "space economy" created within 6 months after the conclusion of the SAAC SPACE SOLUTION;

• 12 companies applied for funding programmes and/or invested in within 6 months of the completion of the SAAC
SPACE SOLUTION, for a total of 1.000.000;

• 50 Number of awareness actions carried out;

• 100 Number of companies involved in the awareness actions carried out;

• 70% Percentage of companies that use and consider useful the information made available under the project;

• 20 new space economy entrepreneurs involved in SAAC SPACE SOLUTION.

Project Reference

CENTRO-04-3560-FSE-072319

Funding


Intervention Region

Center (100%) of Portugal

Total Investment

220.823,05

IPN Investment

176.162,33

Total Eligible

220.823,05

IPN Eligible

176.162,33

EC Funding – Total

149.737,98

EC Funding – IPN

149.737,98

Duration

24 Months

Start Date

2021-07-01

End Date

2023-06-30

Approval Date

2021-04-13

Consortium

 Instituto Pedro Nunes

Keywords

Space Economy;
Entrepreneurship;
Inovation.