On March 28th, 2023, the InnORBIT project held the “Knowledge Exchange Event” for innovation intermediaries from the 1st and 2nd pilot rounds to come together and share their experiences and stories related to the development of local initiatives that support the growth of space entrepreneurship.
The event included a "tour de table" where representatives of the innovation intermediary organisations, including SpaceTec Partners, Startup Europe Networks, Q-PLAN, Tech Tour, Algebra, Corallia, ROMSPACE, ZICER, Design Terminal, Venture Factory, UNIMOS Alliance, Step Ri, ROSPIN/AIM SPACE, Bulgarian Academy of Science, and UNMANNED SYSTEMS/CACTRA, introduced themselves and their respective initiatives.
Anita Kovacevic from Algebra presented the Croatian Space Café initiative and how it was set up in InnORBIT. Cristina Stancu from ROMSPACE presented the Romanian Space Café initiative and discussed their need for support on ecosystem building activities and ecosystem mapping, as well as their future initiative - Space ideathon.
Nektaria Berikou from Corallia presented the "Space for beginners" workshop, and Katarzyna Rull Quesada from UNIMOS presented the Sprint (agile) cross-industry hackathon. Matej Rus from Venture Factory presented the CASSINI Hackathons held in Slovenia, and Anna Arato and Sophia Hanson from Design Terminal presented the 5th CASSINI Hackathon in Hungary.
Rares Bisag from ROSPIN presented the ROSPIN Academy Level 3 initiative, which existed before InnORBIT, and Boris Golob from Step Ri presented the Big Bang Camp, which aims to start a pipeline for space technologies. Denis Sedlak from SARIO/Slovak Space Office presented various initiatives such as the CASSINI Hackathon Slovakia, ACTINSPACE, Slovak Space Incubator, and ESA BIC Slovakia (in progress).
Krzysztof Kanawka from BlueDot Solutions presented the Space3ac Accelerator, which provide funding for acceleration and post-acceleration support for startups. Finally, Milena Garthley from Tech Tour Global presented the InnORBIT Tech Tour Space Tracks and called for the 2nd space track.