The FabSpace 2.0 project announced the launch of its official YouTube channel. The channel aims to showcase various activities from various FabSpace locations worldwide.
The videos that are featured in the channel include: FabSpace activities or events; interview of students, researchers, etc.; description of ongoing project with an overview of their work; concrete application and use cases (e.g. introducing an app, a tool, etc.); interview with users; and tutorials.
Specifically, this YouTube channel is part of the activities foreseen within the project´s work package (WP) 4 - Exploitation and dissemination, which are implemented throughout the entire lifetime of the project. It is the central activities for the exploitation, maintain sustainability, and disseminate the FabSpace daily activities.
We encourage everyone to subscribe to FabSpace 2.0 YouTube channel to be updated regularly with the project activities and real-life application.
This year, FabSpace 2.0 will be exhibited at the 8th EBN TechCamp 2018 on 22-23 November 2018 at the ESA/ESTEC premises in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. It is the major EBN (https://ebn.eu/) technical event of the year. The aim of this gathering is to present the new tools and tactics to incubation and innovation practitioners to help them in their daily work. This year, EBN has joined forces with ESA Space Solutions to organise the TechCamp.
With a focus on internationalisation, the TechCamp will have an in-depth look at the trends in building global entrepreneurship ecosystems. Joining EBN Members, mainly EU|BICs (certified business support organisations), and ESA Members, mainly ESA BICS, the networking and discussions will be greatly enriching. How to valuate start-ups, what is on space technology that can be transferred to earth and the certification process at EBN, are some of the other topics that the EBN TechCamp will be tackling this year.
The participants will be coming from EBN Members, incubators, accelerators and business support organisations. For ESA Members the participation to the EBN TechCamp is mandatory as part of their annual gathering.
As a partner of FabSpace 2.0, EBN will represent FabSpace 2.0 as one of exhibitors in the event and provide more information on FabSpace 2.0 activities and achievements. The registration is currently open. Entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators and business support organisations and are encouraged to register. To find out more about the 8th EBN TechCamp 2018 and to register, please visit: http://ebntechcamp.eu/
Recently FabSpace 2.0 Darmstadt successfully organized a reduced 120 minutes’ program of its previous weekly Startech program at Technical University of Darmstadt. “The idea was to explain the Business Model Canvas (BMC) in a nutshell within 2 hours”, explains Sascha Heising from cesah GmbH. “Therefore we planed the session as a kind of annex for the Radar and Remote Sensing course hold by Dr. Damian Bargiel”, mentions FabSpace Manager Bayzidul Islam.
After attending the theory and technical session of Radar Remote Sensing crash course, all the students were forced to a short brainstorming to think about business ideas based on their learnings on satellite technology. Several potential cases were identified and the group agreed on working on a landslide prediction solution. Next step was to “fill” the canvas starting with problem solution fit and customer acquisition section. Mr. Heising explained that a first canvas can only exist upon first assumptions, which could not be validated in this short time. So the task for the students was to create these assumptions and how they would validate them, for each section of the BMC.
All the students became aware of the fact, that it is very important to be close to the customers and ask a lot of questions to get aware of his/her real needs. Also the course revealed some basic concepts of business creation and potential revenue models, like the preferred fermium model and so on. At the end of the intense 120 minutes a volunteer student summarized the basic business model in a short pitch which was kind of role-play between the new “company” and a potential customer.
FabSpace 2.0 Darmstadt concludes that it was a successful event and it is absolutely possible to introduce a non-business driven audience to the BMC as an interactive workshop within 120 minutes. In addition to that student’s feedbacks were great, most of them told that they really enjoyed the experience on how to think a technical solution using EO technology in a business perspective. The concept might be repeated in the near future as an entrepreneurial education for regular students.