Selection process and evaluation criteria

All complete entries received for the three INNOspace Masters’ challenges are evaluated anonymously by expert juries who will then select a small group of finalists. All members of the jury are required to sign a non-disclosure-agreement before they get access to the submitted ideas.

After inviting the chosen finalists to an in-person meeting in March, the competition partners choose the three best entries for their respective prizes. All finalists will be asked to present their ideas to all partners again to choose the overall winner of the INNOspace Masters in April.

The ideas entered are primarily be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness
  • Relevance in optimising the processes, components, or subsystems involved in connected satellite manufacturing and the new space economy
  • Technological feasibility and level of maturity
  • Potential for technology transfer or market success
  • Expertise of the team/consortium

You can find the additional evaluation criteria specific for each category in the description of prizes.