FireFly won Women in Entrepreneurship Prize by EBAN Space

EBAN offered the reward to two fiery Portuguese ladies who created Firefly, a solution using satellite data and machine learning to better fight forest fires.

The prizegiving ceremony for the third ActInSpace competition organized by CNES, ESA and ESA BIC Sud France was held during the Toulouse Space Show 2018. This year’s edition of the competition created to nurture entrepreneurial start-up initiatives employing space technologies brought together some 2,229 participants from 53 cities in 32 countries on five continents, who between them presented 510 start-up projects.

As a sponsor and partner of ActInSpace, EBAN Space was delighted to offer a prize: the Women Entrepreneurship Award. The point was highlight the most promising project using space data or space technologies and lead by women.

About the prize

The award aims to raise the attention on women entrepreneurship especially in the space-tech sector. This prize is a great opportunity for all women to get in the entrepreneurship spotlight. What we aim to do is create more chances for men and women to work together in this fantastic sector that is the Space industry.

The presentation showed an excellent entrepreneurial mindset from the team which has a very well-defined roadmap for the development of their project. Not only are they solving a serious problem, but they are also creating a big social impact for the communities they involved in their work.