The 8 learning expeditions to foster cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors and 2nd Hackathon, all of these will take place throughout October & November.

GALACTICA launched in July, the registration for the 8 learning expeditions among the different prioritized sectors: textile, aeronautics/aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Also the calls for travel vouchers to participate in these, are open through expressions of interest.

At the same time the GALACTICA 2nd Hackathon was launch in July and is open to start-ups and SMEs as well as to university students based in European Union (EU27) or United Kingdom.


GALACTICA Learning Expeditions and cross-sectoral fertilization workshops

 GALACTICA has prepared 8 Learning expeditions for cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors to be held along October & November 2021. This is an opportunity to visit, learn and meet with success stories from leading companies from different industrial sectors.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn the latest trends in the sectors of aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing, participate in cross-sectoral fertilization workshops and networking opportunities that Galactica offers you.

Host Sector Location Dates Deadline to apply for travel vouchers
ATEVAL TEXTILE Valencia- Spain 18-19 Oct 2021 14/9/21 at 17h CEST
CTA AEROSPACE Seville- Spain 28-29 Oct 2021 16/9/21 at 17h CEST
CORALLIA AEROSPACE Athens- Greece 1-2 Nov 2021 23/9/21 at 17h CEST
NTT TEXTILE Prato/ Florence- Italy 8-9 Nov 2021 30/9/21 at 17h CEST
EMC2 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Nantes- France 15-16 Nov 2021 07/10/21 at 17h CEST
SAG AEROSPACE Hamburg- Germany 25-26 Nov 2021 14/10/21 at 17h CEST
AEI TEXTILS TEXTILE Barcelona/Terrassa- Spain 29-30 Nov 2021 21/10/21 at 17h CEST
PRODUTECH ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Porto- Portugal 2-3 Dec 2021 21/10/21 at 17h CEST

Download the information brochure of the expeditions here.

There you can find financial support (travel vouchers) to participate. Startups and SMEs can apply for travel vouchers of up to €650 to participate in one of GALACTICA’s learning expeditions.



Galactica Hackathon is an open-innovation challenge aimed to find new early-stage ideas that combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile.

Registration is open until 24th September, 2021. Check the term of participation and registration.

 The competition will run from October to December 2021. It is open to teams from SMEs, Start-Ups and Students within the European Union.

The 2nd GALACTICA Hackathon will take place in two rounds, firstly a virtual challenge on open innovation from October 1st to 14th (the first round will be fully online), and a 2nd round for selected finalists (up to 10 teams) on November 30th and December 1st 2021. The second round will be held in Barcelona area (location to be confirmed and subject to sanitary conditions). Finalists will be eligible for travel vouchers to attend on-site.

All projects will be evaluated by experts from 10 European clusters and organisations, both from  technical and business perspective.

4 teams will be awarded with a total amount of 50,000€ as prizes and will have the opportunity to access other GALACTICA support tools (Orbital Projects, Pioneer Acceleration) to further support the scale-up of innovative ideas and create new value chains.


SMEs & Start-ups 25.000€
Students 10.000€





Apply here for both Hackathona and Learning Expeditions: