The GALACTICA’s Final event (including its competition) will take place in the World Trade Center in Barcelona, Spain, on February 16th and 17th 2023 together with EBAN IMPACT SUMMIT. 




The GALACTICA final event will be held in parallel to the EBAN IMPACT Summit in order to synergize the participation of both communities.

The agenda for the GALACTICA final event includes:

  • Welcome
  • Presentation of GALACTICA results
  • Orbital Project – Pitching competition
  • Pioneer Acceleration – Pitching competition
  • GALACTICA poster competition
  • Panels:
    • Role of space technologies for Earth applications: major trends and impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Overview on the fashion industry and its impact on the environment: actions, tools and best practices
  • Award ceremony

On February 17th, participants will also have the opportunity joint networking sessions with investors (tbc) and to join other activities of EBAN IMPACT SUMMIT

  • Panel Discussions & Keynote Speeches:
  • Outlook on the EU’s impact financing activities for 2021-2027
  • Best practices and ESG
  • Impact angel investing and impact measurements


Download full agenda (latest version)

Participation in the GALACTICA Final event and the EBAN impact summit is free of charge.

Registration is mandatory. 


Confirmed Speakers




Alex Farcet
Cofounder Rainmaking and cofounder Startup Bootcamp
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Annukka Mickelsson
President at FiBAN and EBAN Impact Committee Member
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Árisz Kecskés
Investment Manager at Herius Capital Space Fund
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Audra Shallal
Corenvest Vice President Relations Management, Coaching (EBAN Board Member)
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Clara Navarro Colomer
Co-founder & CEO at Fundación Ship2B
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Elena Rico
Managing Partner at IMPACT Partners Iberica S.L.
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Enrico Venturini
Tuscany Fashion Cluster Manager
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Eva Hernandez Castells
Head of Sustainable Finance at IEF – Institut d’Estudis Financers
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Fabrice Testa
Visionary Entrepreneur and Super Coach
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Francisco Javier Leiva Rojo
Innovation Program Manager at Enel Grids
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Giulia Francioni
Junior Project Manager at Next Technology Tecnotessile
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Jacopo Losso
EBAN Director General
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Jaume Collboni Cuadrado
Deputy Mayor of Barcelona
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Jaume Iglesies
Expert in impact investing
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Josep Casamada
Project manager at AEi Textils
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Juan Alvarez de Lara
EBAN Impact Committee Chairman
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Julia Vercher Alemany
Project Manager of European Projects at ATEVAL
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Lisa Hehenberger
Director Esade Center for Social Impact
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Lluís Juncà
Director General of Innovation, Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship at Generalitat de Catalunya
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Lutz Walter
Secretary General at The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing
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Marco Nannini
Impact Hub Milano CEO & Angels4Impact Founder
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Mario Vesco
Venture Manager at Sustainable Aviation Lab
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Monica Ardanuy Raso
Head of the Textile Engineering Section of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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Océane Le Bot
Project Manager at EMC2
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Sergi Artigas
Innovation Board Strategic Manager at Leitat
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Sir Ronald Cohen
Chair at The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
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Ramón Lopez Roldan
Head of Innovation Ecosystems at VEOLIA Spain
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Sirpa Pietikainen
Finnish Member of the European Parliament
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Teresa Guardans
Founder & CEO Oryx Impact , board member SpainNab
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Vera Elizabeth Baker
Venture Partner at Unconventional Ventures
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Virginie Perron
Project officer at European Commision




Recommended Hotels

Andante Hotel (3 stars), special code: ANDANTETG   **


Apolo Hotel (4 stars), special link:   **


Grums Hotel (4 stars), special code: EBAN5   **

** Please note that this discount codes or rates are blocked until 1st February and are subject to availability



74.000€ in total prizes!

Pitching for Orbital Projects




Runner-up textile


Runner-up aerospace

Pitching for Pioneer Projects




Runner-up Textile


Runner-up Aerospace





Runner-up Textile


Runner-up Aerospace

Entry in the competition

Registration for the Final event competition was done through the GALACTICA Calls platform from November 8th until December 9th at 17h CET.
The competition has the following categories:

  • Orbital Project Pitching
  • Pioneer Acceleration pitching.
  • Poster

Entry into the competition is closed