GALACTICA launched in July, the registration for the 8 learning expeditions among the different prioritized sectors: textile, aeronautics/aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Also, the calls for travel vouchers to participate in these, are open through expressions of interest.

At the same time the GALACTICA 2nd Hackathon was launched in July and is open to start-ups and SMEs as well as to university students based in European Union (EU27) or United Kingdom.

GALACTICA Learning Expeditions and cross-sectoral fertilization workshops

GALACTICA has prepared 8 Learning expeditions for cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors to be held along October & November 2021. This is an opportunity to visit, learn and listen to success stories from leading companies from different industrial sectors.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn the latest trends in the sectors of aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing, participate in cross-sectoral fertilization workshops and networking opportunities that Galactica offers you.

HostSectorLocationDatesDeadline to apply for travel vouchers
ATEVALTEXTILEValencia- Spain18-19 Oct 202114/9/21 at 17h CEST
CTAAEROSPACESeville- Spain28-29 Oct 202116/9/21 at 17h CEST
CORALLIAAEROSPACEAthens- Greece1-2 Nov 202123/9/21 at 17h CEST
NTTTEXTILEPrato/ Florence- Italy8-9 Nov 202130/9/21 at 17h CEST
EMC2ADVANCED MANUFACTURINGNantes- France15-16 Nov 202107/10/21 at 17h CEST
SAGAEROSPACEHamburg- Germany25-26 Nov 202114/10/21 at 17h CEST
AEI TEXTILSTEXTILEBarcelona/Terrassa- Spain29-30 Nov 202121/10/21 at 17h CEST
PRODUTECHADVANCED MANUFACTURINGPorto- Portugal2-3 Dec 202121/10/21 at 17h CEST


Galactica Hackathon is an open-innovation challenge aimed to find new early-stage ideas that combine advanced manufacturing with aerospace and/or textile.

The competition will run from October to December 2021. It is open to teams from SMEs, Start-Ups and Students within the European Union.

The 2nd GALACTICA Hackathon will take place in two rounds, firstly a virtual challenge on open innovation from October 1st to 14th (the first round will be fully online), and a 2nd round for selected finalists (up to 10 teams) on November 30th and December 1st 2021. The second round will be held in Barcelona area (location to be confirmed and subject to sanitary conditions). Finalists will be eligible for travel vouchers to attend on-site.

All projects will be evaluated by experts from 10 European clusters and organisations, both from technical and business perspective.

4 teams will be awarded with a total amount of 50,000€ as prizes and will have the opportunity to access other GALACTICA support tools (Orbital Projects, Pioneer Acceleration) to further support the scale-up of innovative ideas and create new value chains.

SMEs & Start-ups25.000€
Students10.000€ Winner  5.000€   Runner-up

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