The HATCH team takes part in Demo Day Space3ac 2018 in Gdansk, Poland
On March 29 Demo Day Space3ac 2018 gathered a variety of stakeholders in Gdansk, Poland. These included logistics and transportation start-ups, ports, manufacturing companies and even a large military integrator. More than 200 people attended the event. The HATCH project was represented by its consortium member Blue Dot Solutions, a Polish company.
In the pauses between sessions, Blue Dot’s Krzysztof Kanawka was able to answer participants’ questions about the project and obtain useful information for the project’s development. He describes the experience as follows:
“First of all, it was surprising that the H2020 EU Research and Innovation programme was unknown to some stakeholders. Therefore, one of our goals was to explain what it was and where stakeholders could find out more about it. Secondly, some people were surprised that HATCH is the first portal of its kind. Though some stakeholders did mention the Cordis website, which is known as a good resource for project information generally.”
Most people Krzysztof spoke to expressed an interest in being able to search through current and past projects and their results. A few event participants were very interested in the possibility of looking for partners to submit proposals with or finding consortiums to join.
In order to reach a wider range of stakeholders, HATCH may need to explain what H2020, FP7, FP6 and the upcoming FP9 are about and what sort of possibilities there are for SMEs, including start-ups not directly related to the space sector, to take part in projects or utilise project results.
About the event
Space3ac Intermodal Transportation is an acceleration programme aimed at developing cooperation between large enterprises and innovative start-ups that specialize in space sector technologies using virtual reality, IoT, drones, artificial intelligence, big data management or satellite navigation.
Demo Day was an event where sixteen start-ups with innovative solutions for large enterprises presented their work.