ActInSpace 2022


ActInSpace 2022


Leiden (and many more cities around the world,


– Organiser: ESA and CNES
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: Hybrid

After a third worldwide edition ActInSpace 2018, ActInSpace 2020 was a full success. ActInSpace 2020 took place simultaneously on 13 and 14, November 2020 in 35 countries and 58 cities despite the global crisis of the COVID. This fourth edition proved an enormous success, attracting more than 3,612 inscribed. 

During the event, 2,300 participants took part in more than 543 teams working for 24 hours on one of the 51 challenges set.

The International Prize, a flight in weightless conditions aboard the A310 Zero-G aircraft, went to Wright Team Incorporated from France will a team name : Full Metal Energy.


ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 100 cities across 5 continents. ActInSpace® is supported by ESA and the ESA Business Incubation Centres network. The CNES and ESA have mandated ESA BIC Sud France, led by Aerospace Valley, for the operational execution of the 5th edition of ActInSpace®.

ActInSpace Netherlands 2022

After two successful editions in 2016 & 2018, The Netherlands is ready to host the third edition of this unique space hackathon.

The Netherlands is home to the European Space Agency’s largest R&D facility, ESTEC, and has a long history in high tech development and astronomy research.

Also, The Netherlands was the first country in Europe to set up an ESA Business Incubation Centre (in Noordwijk), where startup companies are supported in creating a successful business from space-based technologies and satellite data.

And now you can do so yourself. Discover the potential of space based technology to improve life on earth. 

AIS2022 will be held in beautiful Leiden, the city with a vibrant life sciences cluster. Close to Noordwijk, you can see why this is a region where innovations keep being born. We hope to see you in PLNT soon!

See the ActInSpace Netherlands 2022 page for more info coming soon!

ActInSpace awards ceremony in Leiden in 2018 (photo: SBIC Noordwijk)