GALACTICA project, which aims to foster the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across EU, announced today the registration opening for its second Hackathon, with €50.000 in prizes. SMEs from these three sectors as well as other interested parties such as start-ups and university students can form teams and register.

The Second GALACTICA Hackathon is open to start-ups and SMEs as well as to university students based in the European Union (EU27) or the United Kingdom. GALACTICA seeks innovative solutions to combine the aerospace and textile sectors with advanced manufacturing is expected, in order to re-shape value chains and business models, fomenting cross-sectoral and cross-border partnerships.

The registration for the Second GALACTICA Hackathon is now open through the GALACTICA call platform until September 24th at 17h CEST, 2021.

Please read through the terms of participation here.

The Second GALACTICA Hackathon will take place in two rounds:

  • firstly an online virtual challenge on open innovation during October 2021
  • the 2nd round will be in-person for selected finalists on November 30th and December 1st, in the Barcelona region (as long as sanitary conditions allow so).

All participants from the first round will be invited to three free-to-access workshops from experts on technological and business topics. The ten finalist teams will also be invited to an additional workshop and mentoring before the two-day Hackathon final in the Barcelona area.

The GALACTICA hackathon will award 50.000€ in prizes, distributed in 25k€ for the winning SME/Start-up team and 10k€ for the runner-up. On the other side, the winning team of students receives 10k€ and the runner-up 5k€.

Take action now and register!


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