The InnEO’Space_PhD program, led by Josiane Mothe, professor at INSPE and head of the Toulouse Fabspace, is a new project is designed to encourage the spirit of innovation among students. In July 2021, InnEO’Space_PhD will organise its first summer school. Supported by the Toulouse Fabspace and led by twelve international professors and experts, the training will take place from 19 to 24 July in Romania. It is open to students intending to pursue a career in academic or industrial research (M2, PhD students) and to young researchers, and offers a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Earth Observation data management and machine learning, as well as to develop transversal skills through courses on communication, project management and open sciences. If you are a PhD student, please apply now, nad no later than 15 May 2021. The summer school is free of charge, and travel expenses are covered up to 300 euros. The online application is on line here. Here is the contact for more information, or if you are interested
The InnEO Space PhD project, whose goal is to prepare young researchers in their early career, is back with its two flagship events, the Startech, which will take place from May 30 to June 3, 2022, and its Summer School, from July 25 to 29, 2022. Calls for participation are already available and can be found on the website https://inneospace.eu/. You have until April 15, 2022 to respond. The main objectives of the InnEO Space project are the following Improve and develop the mindset and skills of researchers in innovation through Earth observation. Raise awareness among researchers and scientists of employment opportunities in academia and beyond. Create new synergies between PhD students, researchers, and potential employers. The Startech will take place online, via a platform dedicated to the project https://www.space-academy.it/start, but there will also be the possibility to follow it in person, in Toulouse. The program will focus on entrepreneurial skills, inspired by the program launched by WSL in 2012 in Belgium, with the objective of helping engineering school students work
Initiated in 2012 by WSL in Belgium, the Startech program aims to develop the entrepreneurial skills of engineering school students. Josiane Mothe, Professor at Jean-Jaurès University in Toulouse, has adapted this training program to the field of Earth Observation as part of the European FabSpace project. The program aims to be inclusive in compliance with european values. The first week of October 2021, this program has been adapted in the framework of the UNIVERSEH project. UNIVERSEH is a european project (Grant Agreement N°101035795) that aims to create an european university focused on the space sector, for the Earth and Humanity. This project is led by the Federal University of Toulouse Midi Pyrénées. The consortium also includes the University of Luxembourg, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Dusseldorf (Germany), Luleå Tekniska Universitet (Sweden) and the AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland). UNIVERSEH aims to contribute to education in Europe, to the growth of employment and industry, to the resolution of major societal challenges, and to make the space eco-system more sustainable. These are the conditions for
Get ready for the CASSINI HACKATHON the weekend of 2021 November 6th and 7th. Aerospace Valley organizes a 2nd hackathon, the “CASSINI Hackathon: Connecting the Arctic” at B612 in Toulouse. This event, run by the European Commission’s Cassini program aims to support innovation and entrepreneurial projects by using data from European satellite infrastructures such as Copernicus, Galileo, Egnos… The hackathon starts on Friday 5/11 at 7pm online, and Saturday 6/11 at 9am physically, the mission of the participants will be to answer, as a team of 5, to one of the three key challenges of the Arctic: Safe passage at sea Life on land Caring our wildlife Each team will have access to invaluable tools, training and support throughout the hackathon, like data access, cloud infrastructure, code repository… as well as high-level coaches (CLS, Airbus, OMP, CNES). This is an event open to all: students and entrepreneurs, you can register here: https://taikai.network/en/cassinihackathons/challenges/connectingthearctic The top 3 teams in France will receive prizes (telescopes, business support, mentoring hours…) and the top 1 will
In the framework of the European project InnEO’Space_PhD, a summer school was organized for the first time in Romania. It was held from July 19 to 24, 2021 at the Transilvania University of Brasov. Aimed at PhD students preparing for a career in academic or industrial research, this innovative training welcomed 40 participants from 6 European countries (Italy, Romania, France, Germany, Poland and Lithuania). They were supervised by thirteen international professors and experts, including Professor Mihai Datcu from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and Professor Alan Smeaton from the University of Dublin. During a 6-day course, the participants were able to deepen their knowledge on earth observation, data management and machine learning. They also developed transversal skills in communication, project management and open sciences. The exchanges were numerous and enriching for students and professors, happy to be able to meet and exchange face to face after the months of isolation imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic. Online resources (SPOCs) were generated during this summer school and will be available for teachers
The FabSpace collaborates with major European projects, including Universeh. This project, led by the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, aims to build a large European university dedicated to Space. Within the framework of Universeh, a Startech will be organized from October 4 to 8, 2021. Led by Professor Josiane Mothe, the 5-day training goal is to offer to IUT, bachelor’s, master’s, and thesis students from the universities of Toulouse the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through practice. The selected candidates will participate in interactive courses related to the development stages of an innovative project. This new Startech will contribute to the valorisation of our expertise in the fields of space and entrepreneurship. It will take place in Toulouse (except for constraints due to Covid 19, in which case it will be done remotely). If you are a student in a bachelor, master or thesis, do not hesitate to register for this free training which can give right to ECTS credits. You will find all the registration details here For any
Watch the interview with Josiane Mothe, professor at IRIT and head of the European InnEO’Space Phd programme, who presents the objectives of the project. Supported by the Toulouse Fabspace, it is designed to prepare master’s and PhD students for a successful career through courses built on the real needs of their future employers. Deployed over thirty months, InnEO Space_PhD aims to familiarise them with the circuits of innovation and make them capable of building an innovative project from their initial idea.
The third edition of the Startech programme, which took place in Toulouse from September to November 2020, aroused the same enthusiasm as in previous years. Based on an innovative pedagogy, the objective was, this year again, to offer to master’s students in science and applied sciences the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through practical experience. From 10 September to 12 November 2020, four teams worked on the development of a geodata application. Thay had weekly coaching sessions based on the “business model canvas”. Following two months of intensive work, these teams of students supported their project before a jury composed of Josiane Mothe, professor at INSPE-UT2 and head of the Fabspace project, Geoffroy Labrouche, senior lecturer in Management Sciences at Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University, Philippe Jean-Amans, senior lecturer in Management Sciences at Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University, and Frédéric Rodriguez, president and founder of the company GreenFlex. The projects were the following : Reseacle – project to recycle plastic from the oceans (team of 5 participants) Pol’air City – project to reduce
The Fabspace took part in the Nuit de l’Info, from 3 to 4 December 2020. Every year his national competition brings together students, teachers and companies to work on the development of a web application. Participants have one night to propose, implement and package a web 2.0 application. This event is an opportunity to meet and discuss with companies, engineers and business leaders who come to support the students and give them some advice to meet the challenges. In 2020, more than 1400 participants chose to take part in the event called “the funniest serious game”. Among them, 18 multidisciplinary teams took up the challenge proposed by FabSpace: to develop a computer application using geo-spatial data (mainly Earth observation satellite images). After intense work carried out throughout the night, the challenge was won hands down by the 8 members of the team Is it OK, led by Geoffroy Sabatier. They had to put their technical skills into practice to create a social issue related app within a short period of time.
The Toulouse FabSpace had a successful year-end with the renewal of the Startech programme, which ran from September to November 2020. The programme enabled Master of Science and Applied Science students to discover the process of business creation via various training modules. Fabspace also took part in the Nuit de l’Info, from 3 to 4 December, a national competition that brings together students, teachers and companies to work together on the development of a web application. 18 multidisciplinary teams out of XX participants chose the challenge proposed by FabSpace; their members worked together overnight to develop a computer application using geospatial data. Challenge taken up and won for the 8 members of the team Is it OK. Check out Fabspace news on Fabspace 2.0 website and on Facebook and Twitter.