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.
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