Cassini Space Entrepreneurship Initiative

CASSINI is the European Commission's initiative to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the space industry, including New Space, during 2021-2027. The initiative is open to all areas of the EU Space Programme, and covers both upstream (i.e. nanosats, launchers, etc. and downstream (i.e. products/services enabled by space data, etc.). CASSINI includes a €1 billion EU seeds and growth fund, hackathons and mentoring, prizes, a business accelerator, partnering and matchmaking.

Hackathons & Mentoring

Europe-wide CASSINI Hackathons are a major opportunity to develop ideas for a digital application building on space data, including satellite images and positioning services.


Networking opportunities based on a series of matchmaking events for start-ups and SMEs. By participating in matchmaking you can expand your professional network and find new product development partners, customers, and investors.

Prizes and Competitions

The Cassini Challenges (formerly #myEUspace Competition) is the gateway to the space industry for all innovators. This competition challenges participants to use Galileo and Copernicus satellite data to address pressing societal issues, offering a 1,000,000 euro prize pool for the winning solutions.

Access to Finance

Enabling many more space companies to raise risk capital – that is the objective of the CASSINI Facility. It provides capital to VC funds to be invested into EU-based companies developing and marketing space technology and digital services using space data.

Business Accelerator

This intensive six-month space tech programme offers top-level business & investment coaching, training, events and seed funding to improve startup and scaleup companies’ ability to achieve sustained commercial growth in upstream and downstream space applications.

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