Startup Competition


Since the very first edition of NSE, E. Amaldi Foundation supports start-ups and small scale industriesas the key players in opening disruptive lines of business for the benefit of non-spaces sectors. NSE, indeed, welcomes and acknowledges the role of space and non-space tech start-ups, ready to invest in the short term and to being the booster of a new entrepreneurial ecosystem based on innovation and creativity.

This is why Fondazione E. Amaldi is proud, as organizer of NSE ExpoForum 2022, to lead the 2022 Start-up Competition and to call on ambitious start-ups to present ground-breaking space-derived solution.

The call is dedicated to brilliant startups with projects or innovative ideas in SpaceTech and Space Applications with the aim of becoming ground-breaking potential New Space Ventures.

Let’s enter the NSE 2022 startup competition and a powerful experience for your new business. Winning comes with a lot of benefits, but even if you don’t win, you won’t leave empty handed. Participants will have the opportunity to get visibility, enter the NSE 2022 catalogue, make their projects known at global level and interact with all major players in the Space sector as well as investors and experts in the field of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.

Foster your business getting it off the ground and raise funds and new opportunities:

Gain Exposure for Your Business

Network with a global community

Connect with experts, entrepreneurs and investors

Share and Achieve Goals

Deliver a great Elevator Pitch

Surprising prizes up for grabs


It is mandatory to be registered for the Conference

Early bird registration is now open, until 15 September

The Pitch

All participants must submit the Pitch by presenting the key elements of their entrepreneurial idea. The Pitch, designed to attract potential investors and promote your business idea, is the vehicle to showcase your project and must contain the information necessary for the evaluation process by including the following: the value proposition, the market, the competitors, the team and the requested funding.

Timeline and Duration

• 08/08 – 14/10: Make up your idea and draft your pitch!
• 15/10: Call Opening
• 22/11: Call Closing
• 03/12: Reveal of the winning Startups competing
• 03/12 Startup Competition Award Ceremony

Do you need more information?

Get in contact with us:

Eleonora Lombardi

Eleonora Lombardi
Head of Business Applications Dpt. and Senior Technology Transfer Manager
Fondazione E. Amaldi

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