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Start-up Contest



The organizers have imagined this « Start-Up Contest » to promote new talents and shed light on innovative solutions and technological breakthroughs, which will help shape Space Propulsion and Space Transportation in the coming decades.
This Start-Up Contest, organized with the support of accelerators and investors,
Expansion and SpaceFounders, is aiming to promote new talents and shed light on innovative solutions and technological breakthroughs.

Apply for the Start-up Pitch Contest to be one of the 8 finalists company to obtain:

  • Your participation to the conference: 1 desk in the exhibition + 1 exhibitor badge
  • A 3-minute pitch in front of decision makers in the industry
  • Many networking opportunities during the conference
  • And for the prize winner : A 6sqm Exhibition booth on Space Propulsion 2026 + 1 year membership to 3AF association


Download the full announcement here


Detailed agenda: 

     Before March 29th, 2024 : Apply to participate in the contest at

Ask for your application file, fill out the information and send back with a presentation document and/or a 3min presentation video.

     On April 15th, 2024 : a jury composed of sponsors and partners issued from SPACE PROPULSION 2024 Technical Committees, Venture Capital Companies and Accelerators will select 8 finalist candidates.

     From May 20th to 23rd, in Glasgow (Scotland) for the entire conference : the 8 start-up finalists will benefit of:

     1 high desk on the Start-up zone of exhibition + 1 complementary participant badge.

     (Exhibition + one exhibitor badge free of charge representing a total amount of 2280 euros net. Additional badges or extras to be purchased by start-up).

     On May 22nd, 2024 : during the plenary session, the 8 start-up finalists will present their 3-minute pitch and participate in a Q&A session with the jury. Presence to this session in Glasgow is required.

     On May 22nd, 2024: At the Gala Dinner, the 3 best start-up candidates will be announced, as well as the #1 prize winner.

Information and applications before March 30th on 


Download the full announcement  here






Final contestants for the 1st Edition in 2022:


More information to participate in the next Start up Contest in 2024 will be available soon.

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