GALACTICA – Press release

GALACTICA launches a series of 10 webinars about cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

February 3rd 2021– GALACTICA announced today the registration opening for the first webinars which will showcase both technical and business oriented discussions involving the textile, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing sectors. GALACTICA aims to demonstrate the viability of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across EU. This series of weekly webinars will start on February 18th 2021 and are aimed at seeding synergies across the different sectors involved in GALACTICA in views of the first call for proposals which will be launched in March 2021 with a budget of 1.2 M€ to support European SMEs.


GALACTICA webinars to seed cross-fertilization

GALACTICA is organizing a series of 10 webinars with a variety of topics, both technical and focused on open innovation, for seeding cross-fertilization opportunities within the textile, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing sectors.
All webinars will be interactive with a dedicated section for questions to the panelists, each webinar will also be recorded and made available on the GALACTICA project website.
Each webinar will host keynote speakers either innovation experts or technical experts from the textile, aerospace, or advanced manufacturing sector. Registrations for the first webinars are now open on the GALACTICA website, with detailed description and agendas:

  •  Advanced Technologies for Textiles and Aerospace sectors: First steps to address digitalization and applicable technologies examples,  18 February 2021
  • Overview of Technologies in Textiles, Aerospace and Industry 4.0, 25 February 2021
  • Business Plan Development Guide for Startups, 2 March 2021

Information and registration to GALACTICA webinars can be done from the webpage:


Save the date for 1st GALACTICA Matchmaking: March 24th!

The first virtual matchmaking is scheduled for March 24th where GALACTICA will present the first call for proposals with 1.2 M€ available for selected SMEs. Companies will be able to participate to B2B meetings and identify potential partners to apply for GALACTICA funding under Pioneer Acceleration and Orbital projects.

More information will come in the coming weeks including registration and B2B booking information.


GALACTICA Hackathon update

Last week, the registrations for the first GALACTICA hackathon were closed. We have received registrations from thirty-nine teams and thirty-eight individuals coming from 15 EU countries.

In total, around 50 teams will compete in the hackathon from February 9th to February 25th, 2021 for the first stage of the competition. The top 10 teams will be invited to the second-round on March 18th and 19th.

At the end of the hackathon, an award ceremony will be planed with the announcement of the winning teams. SME/Start-up category prizes are 25k€ for the winner and 10k€ for the runner-up, whereas student team prizes are 10k€ for the winner and 5k€ for the runner-up.

About Galactica

GALACTICA project is a cross-regional partnership across eight EU countries that involves eight innovation clusters from advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and textile industries, one investor network and one business incubator and accelerator.

The project will foster the creation of unidentified or unexplored market opportunities for existent and new companies in the development of latent and emergent value chains. It will overcome information and market failures by gathering together companies from diverse industrial sectors, R&D organizations, clusters and by bringing to life a set of tools, instruments and triggering initiatives that will create a basis for the establishment of new value chains across textile and aerospace industries.

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