FOR THE PLANET
An out of this world opportunity to be part of the crew on a mission to hack space to find solutions to improving life on Earth
DAYS LEFT TO APPLY
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
We are at the dawn of a new entrepreneurial era as space is being opened up allowing all of us to reach for the stars.
Providing a platform for research and exploration, space is critical for the advancement of humankind where space technology is a key driver for innovation. Over the years space tech has provided spin-off technologies which find application in everyday life and thus impacts the common livelihood of the every human being.
The space industry is further a catalyst for the development of communities, creates thousands of jobs and attract talent, boosting local economies. It is also a symbol of what is possible, inspiring an a innovative and independent high-tech knowledge society.
MISSION FOR OUR SPACE EXPLORERS
It’s the inaugural year and we seeked undergraduate/graduate student space explorers from Singapore and Sweden to form diverse crews ready to undertake an audacious mission. The mission is for students to learn, explore and come up with new ideas how satellite and open data and space technology can be used to find solutions to challenges on Earth, focusing on the 17 UN Sustainability goals. This mission is led by Embassy of Sweden in Singapore together with DIGG Swedish Agency for Digital Government, Business Sweden and a number of fantastic partners in Singapore and Sweden.
The final pitch will take place in Singapore on the 11th November. To join us during the final pitch, please register here or follow the session that will be sent live on SGinnovate’s youtube channel.
Team Aqua Hackers: UN goal 14 LIfe below water
- Amir Abdin – Uppsala University
- Vanessa Wong – National University of Singapore
- Dania Mahmudi – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Rishabh Sharma- National University of Singapore
- Smridhi Patwari – National University of Singapore
Team Seaview : UN goal 14 LIfe below water
- Tze Hin Seah – National University of Singapore
- Su Yin Tan – National University of Singapore
- Anna Eliasson – Uppsala University
- Marta Bariagaber – University of Gothenburg
- Sebastian Sjöblom – Uppsala University
- Martin Nordqvist – Uppsala University
- Sherene Sohai – Nanyang Technological University
Team United Singapore and Sweden Enterprise : UN goal 12 Responsible consumption & production
- Shao Ye Sng- National University of Singapore
- Gürhan Sanıgök – Uppsala University
- Emma Buratovic – Uppsala University
- Hanna Brouillette – Malardalens University
- Cecilia Melén – Uppsala University
- Nick Lee- Nanyang Technological University
- Nicole Low- National University of Singapore
Team KICKING FAMINE’S BUTT : UN goal 2 Zero hunger
- Mariam Qorbanzada- KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Alexander Tan- National University of Singapore
- Audrey Sin- National University of Singapore
- Thaheeera Althaf- Nanyang Technological University
- Alexander Holmblad – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Jonita Chew – National University of Singapore
There will even be an eventful program including the final pitch event at SGInnovate, visit to SWITCH, events and on stage presentations with with Enterprise Singapore, Nordic Innovation House and the Swedish Embassy and more.
SEEKING SPACE EXPLORERS
We are seeking undergraduate/graduate student space explorers from Singapore and Sweden to form diverse crews ready to undertake an audacious mission.
We welcome entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, programmers and scientists from all back grounds and aim for a 50/50 female-male participation. The teams will be working virtually in true borderless style.
The final pitch will take place in Singapore the second week of November. There will be an eventful program including visit to SWITCH, company visits, events with the Swedish Embassy and SGInnovate and more.
Building on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the task of the crews is to explore how satellite data, space technology and other open data resources can be used to contribute to one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and transform our world.
We are looking for feasible business or technical ideas that can be implemented with a budget of 1MUSD within a year’s time frame. Suggestion of a solution interesting for both Singapore and Sweden will be highly considered.
Ideas could for example include;
- Urban heating/cooling/pollution and energy consumption
- Circular economy and zero waste
- Clean water
- Ending hunger – precision agriculture/farming
- Impact: How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem? Will it inspire or help many, or a few?
- Creativity: How creative/innovative is the approach? Is the project novel and something that hasn’t been attempted before, or is it an incremental improvement on something that already exists?
- Validity: Is the solution scientifically valid? Will it do what it sets out to do? Can it work in the real world?
- Relevance: Is this project responsive to the challenge for which it was submitted? Is it a complete solution or does it have a long way to go? Is it technically feasible? How usable or user friendly is the solution?
- Presentation: How well did the team communicate their project? Were they effective in telling the story of the project: the challenge, the solution, and why it is important?
Mr Lim Wee Seng
Executive Director at Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University
Space Research Centre operation, Consultancy, Business Development, Product Marketing, Project Management
Head of Innovation and Public Benefit Swedish National Space Agency
Satellite data, conceptualizing, marketing, business development. Geodata, geographic analyses, earth observation and sustainable development