AGRICULTURE AND FOODINDUSTRY ACCELERATOR

Space Cooperative Europe (SCE²) presents the Agriculture and Food Industry Accelerator. Its aim is to offer new opportunities for industrial research by facilitating access to commercial space-based platforms in Low Earth Orbit.

NOW OPEN: OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

19th September 2022 to 26th October 2022

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APPLY NOW TO THE OPEN CALL

FOCUS AREAS

We help you to make use of the space environment to accelerate research and development in the agriculture and food industry.

The Agriculture and Food Accelerator is focused on 3 primary categories:

  • Plant nutrition and health
  • Crop management and monitoring
  • Food behaviour, processing, and packaging

Within these categories, we have seen big interest in the following themes:

  • Remote sensing especially related to soil health
  • Water management
  • Sustainability

And ultimately, we are focused on dealing with the hardest issues the terrestrial industry is facing:

  • Increasing crop yields
  • Better monitoring techniques
  • Creating drought resistant and hearty plants
  • Plant microbes
  • Food optimization and formulation

BENEFITS OF MICROGRAVITY FOR YOUR R&D

Microgravity and the extreme conditions of space, such as high radiation levels, can help us solve the biggest challenges in terrestrial agriculture and food including heat & cold tolerance, crop diseases, soil health, food processing and sustainable packaging.

This is possible because in space we have:

  • Different behaviour of living organisms with elements like changes in gene expression, morphological modifications, and changes in cellular physiology.
  • Microbes are more virulent which helps understanding how to create better methods for treating and preventing plant diseases.
  • Earth satellite observation & remote sensing solutions can aid in optimal crop monitoring and management.
  • Microgravity’s effects on sedimentationseparationsflow profiles and novel material productions can support better food manufacturing and packaging processes.

Ultimately, space solutions will help improve crop yields, fight plant disease, improve soil health and optimise food processing and packing solutions including creating green alternatives.

All these changes are needed right now, and you can be the first in your industry to innovate, making use of all the opportunities that space provides.

WHAT CAN THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY ACCELERATOR DO FOR YOU?

Competitive edge on the market

Easy introduction of new biomanufacturing products

Technical support & expertise

Funding contribution & research funding help

Access to R&D space-based facilities

Enhanced credibility for the terrestrial market

APPLY AS PROJECT TEAM

TAKE YOUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

  • Find out why it would make sense to conduct your biotechnological R&D in space
  • Apply to get funding and support for your idea / project from MEDES, ESA and BSGN Members
  • Boost the development of your project

From 19th September 2022 to 26th October 2022 the Open Call for Projects is open to all who wish to apply to conduct their R&D in space:

APPLY NOW TO THE OPEN CALL

BECOME AN INVESTOR

Do you want to support researchers to use space as catalyst for solutions on Earth, i.e. how to feed humankind in future?

Do you want to reap the benefits of space R&D such as:

  • New discoveries / patents
  • Improved processes / cost savings
  • Equity / financial ROI
  • Increased brand value / solving societal issues
  • Charitable causes

The time is now!

The space industry is growing exponentially by the minute, come be a pioneer with us and reap the benefits of early bird explorers!

The pool of selected projects will be sponsored through a Programme Fund. Your contributions as investors will be completed with funding from ESA.

Contact us via the link below for more information on how to be an investor:

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