Phiweek Bootcamp

The 1st Φ-Week Bootcamp ( will take place from 11 to 13 November 2018 in ESA ESRIN. The aim of our event is to generate new space startups using earth observation (EO) data linking to other industries. This year will be focused on the food and energy sectors as cross-industry topics.


Our event will bring together a mix of Earth Observation researchers, data scientists, non-space corporates, tech leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs and young professionals for an intensive 3-day event where participants will be working in teams and are provided the tools to create their own start-up. Participants will use creative methods such as design thinking to develop their initial start-up ideas and a variety of resources will be made available to enable these ideas to be made into workable solutions.


The teams will work with expert mentors who will support them in developing viable business models. At the end of the event an expert jury will decide which start-up ideas, products and business models are the most promising.

The best suggestions will receive additional professional support to further develop their idea into a sustainable start-up.