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Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020
Modelled on the successful SA EO Challenge, this African-wide innovation challenge seeks the best ideas in the downstream application of space technology. The Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020 identifies and provides business development support, as well as exposure to investors and markets, for the top 10 African innovators using geospatial intelligence to service African industries including agriculture, insurance, retail and conservation.
“ZASPACE is launching the Challenge, with the support of SANSA, to develop local talent and ensure that African businesses service African demand for geospatial intelligence.”
Earth Observations Managing Director | South African National Space Agency (SANSA).
Through the Space Innovation Challenge, the top 10 innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses which are servicing African markets will be identified and put through an intensive one-month business development support programme, delivered by research and management consultancy, RIIS and supported by SANSA and earth intelligence and space infrastructure company, Maxar.
This will be followed by a pitching den where the start-ups will battle it out in front of a panel of judges and industry representatives, hosted by the SA Innovation Summit, the largest tech start-up event in Africa. All finalists will be screened for investment funding by Anza Capital, a female-led fund focused on early-stage businesses.