Join the Space Exploration highlight 2018! Get inspired by the innovators of tomorrow. Explore their business cases as vivid examples of how space exploration offers concrete benefits to society. The 2nd edition of the Space Exploration Masters culminates in a grand Awards Ceremony on
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 starting from 5.30 pm.

The Space Exploration Masters extends and grows the NewSpace ecosystem with new players, partners and entrepreneurs. Join the community of innovators, startups, SMEs, researchers, industry leaders and space exploration enthusiasts – including ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer! The winners will be awarded as the best problem solvers in 7 different categories. They will be honoured by renowned speakers representing world-class institutional and industrial partners.

This must-attend event takes place during ESA’s Space for Inspiration Conference in Bilbao, Spain. Connect with bright problem-solvers, tech industry visionaries, policy makers, high management and investors willing to advance space exploration. Get to know the creative masterminds behind the cutting-edge business ideas! See them live on stage and connect with space exploration pioneers. Bilbao is the perfect place as an architecture hotspot with great history and a driving innovation spirit.


Attending the Awards Ceremony is for free, but seats are limited. To secure your spot at the event, please fill in the following form:


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Discover award-worthy
business ideas driving
the NewSpace economy

Get inspired by
renowned speakers from
the competition partners

Network with leading
international Space
Exploration stakeholders

Join the highlight of the
Space for Inspiration
conference 2018


The best part for all interested space enthusiasts: You can actively shape the Awards Ceremony! Your personal vote decides who takes the grand prize of the Space Exploration Masters. Let us know which business idea is the best one! With more partners and more participants, this year’s Awards Ceremony is all the more exciting. The Overall Winner 2018 will be selected from the five challenge winners by public voting. Stay tuned for more information in October. We will let you know when you can cast your Space Exploration Masters ballot.


The event will take place at Conference centre Euskalduna, 4, Abandoibarra Av., 48011 Bilbao, Spain

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