Copernicus Hackathon 2018

This weekend the Copernicus Hackathon 2018 took place in PLNT, Leiden. Attendees started on Saturday morning, after a warm welcome at the event location. When the teams were created everyone started working on their own idea or concept. All attendees worked very hard,...

Pressure cooker for space entrepreneurs

On Sunday 22 July, SBIC Noordwijk proudly hosted the ISU Start Up Event. This entrepreneurial pressure cooker was organized as an elective part of the International Space University’s Space Studies Program 2018. Some 60 ISU students were joined by a dozen students...

ActInSpace finals in Toulouse

After 24 hours of tireless work, and another month of nail biting, we finally know which team has snatched away that amazing main award in ActInSpace 2018: Wright Team Incorporate from Australia won a seat on a parabolic zero-G flight. Their idea: a blockchain-like...

Space mirrors take first prize at ActInSpace NL

A short text message in a Whatsapp group shared by five Delft-based aerospace engineering students. That was all it took to get Team Graviters to travel to Leiden on a sunny Friday afternoon to join the innovation contest called ActInSpace. “We applied without really...

AIS2018 breaks records around the world

2200 participants in 70 cities in 35 countries on 5 continents. Including 73 participants in 15 teams, 4 challenge experts and 9 mentors in Leiden. This was ActInSpace 2018 in numbers. But the story behind the numbers is much more interesting. For one day and one...

‘Pac-Man’ in the clouds at GEOSS Hack 2018

SBIC Noordwijk has organized quite a number of space-related hackathons, such as the NASA Space Apps Challenge and ActInSpace, but we also like to attend and help out at other hackathons and entrepreneurial events. In the first week of May, SBIC’s community manager...