At Space Hubs Network (SUN), we encourage the development of sustainable European level initiatives for start-ups and scale-ups. Our main objective is to increase the commercialisation of space-enabled solutions and the growth of European start-ups and scale-ups in the space downstream and upstream sectors.
For two years, SUN will provide various pre-incubation, pre- and post-acceleration support through two Open Calls. With the help of a broad network of experienced mentors, we’ll connect investors and potential clients to the industry, implementing three types of mentoring programs directed to entrepreneurs, and start-ups that will help access funding, develop their ideas, and build relationships with relevant stakeholders in the space industry.
Pre-incubation – aims to support entrepreneurs that have promising business ideas and helping them to reach solutions, preparing and matching them with incubation initiatives. The duration of the programme is three months;
Pre-acceleration – provides help to start-ups to reach a market/solution fit, preparing them to the acceleration stage and/or getting in the most reputable programmes or secure pre-seed investment. The duration of the programme is six months;
Post-acceleration – the objective is to scout and mentor start-ups and scale-ups that already have significant traction and help them to secure seed or series A investment, or sell their products/services to a large number of customers. The duration of the programme is six months.