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Learning Expedition to Valencia

18/10/2021 - 19/10/2021


Take part in an enlightening 2-day journey where you can discover the Valencian Innovation ecosystem.
The first day we will connect you with inspiring innovators from UPV ready to share their experience and best practices – from disruptive start-ups to innovative companies, entrepreneurs, research centers and universities departments.
Get inspired by the workshop to foster co-creation towards revolutionizing ideas for Galactica second call for proposals among textile, advanced manufacturing and aerospace.
At evening over a cup, relax yourself and meet other colleagues, having a drink in good company.
The second day we will visit a textile company with a vertical business model and a research center focus on metal additive manufacturing and development of new applications for composite and modified materials.

We are waiting for you!


Day: October 18th and 19th 2021
Location: Valencia Region (Spain) 


Day 1 – October 18th

Time Activities
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and registration
9.15 – 10.00 Presentation of UPV and visit to the laboratories of the Higher Technical School of Design Engineering (Degree in Aerospace Engineering and University Master in Aeronautical Engineering)
10.00-11.00 Presentation of UPV actions to stimulate entrepreneurship and challenge resolution by students. Pitch of groups or start-ups related to aerospace, satellite data and additive manufacturing
11.00-11.30 Coffee break & networking

Presentation of spin-offs UPv related to GALACTICA sectors:


Presentation of technological challenges in radio frequency communication and visit to the ESA laboratory at the UPV.

Val Space Consortium

Visit to the immersive technology laboratories of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering I3B.

14.00-15.30  Lunch

Cross-sectoral fertilization Workshop

AITEX Challenges Presentation

In this workshop, people from the start-upv environment, students of the master’s degree in engineering and local companies will participate in a guided process to work in groups to provide solutions to specific challenges.

Evening Networking event in Valencia city centre and dinner


Day 2 – October 19th

Time Activities
9.00 – 14.00 Visit to the two plants (Picassent and Alcudia) of TEJIDOS ROYO.
It is a textile company founded in 1903, with a vertical business model that includes:

  • Spinning
  • Indigo
  • Weaving
  • Piece dyeing
  • Special finishing
14.00 – 15.00  Lunch
15.00 – 17.00 Visit to Aidimme’s additive manufacturing plant.

** All visits are tentative subject to change without prior notice.
** GALACTICA consortium reserves the right to change dates or cancel the call at any time, change its provisions or extend it. In such a case we will inform all applicants about such change.

Do you want financial support to participate?

Apply now for a travel voucher!

You can get 650€ if you are traveling from outside Spain or 500€ if you are within Spain (at least 300km away from Valencia).

Travel vouchers are open to SMEs from EU27 or UK from textile, aerospace or advanced manufacturing sectors.

See full details in the call for expression of interest.

If you are applying for a travel voucher you will be registered automatically and there is no need to use this form. 




Please register here if you are willing to participate without a travel voucher


In case you would like to attend with more than one person, be aware that only 1 travel voucher can be granted to each company and expedition.


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Valencia, Spain