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HATCH participates in the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen




The 69th International Astronautical Congress just concluded in Bremen: five days of networking, information exchange and insights. HATCH was represented by two consortium partners: Catena Space from the UK and Blue Dot Solutions from Poland.


On Monday, Tanya Boardman of Catena Space gave a presentation on HATCH, informing people about the new ways in which the future web portal will facilitate outreach. The presentation was different from the others since it drew attention not only to professionals but also to anyone interested in the space sector. In addition, it demonstrated the challenges of outreach to people who don't know if they are interested in space and may not be looking for space-related facts.


In conversing with stakeholders at the event, the HATCH team learned that there is considerable interest in the portal. A number of organisations mentioned that it would benefit information sharing, especially with regard to projects. It was also very nice to hear from some participants that they really liked the name HATCH for all of its different meanings and relevance to space.


“The International Astronautical Congress is the biggest event for space around the world and this year’s theme was “Involving Everyone” – a perfect match to the ethos of HATCH being a one-stop shop for all who want to find out about European space research and innovation. Participating in IAC provided our team with a great possibility to spread the word about HATCH, meet different stakeholders and learn from their needs and struggles in finding different kinds of information.”

Tanya Boardman, Director at Catena Space

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The HATCH project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776357.

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