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ABOUT US

For space founders from the space community in Europe

OUR MISSION

SpaceFounders is jointly run by CNES, the National Centre for Space Studies, ASI, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, and founders@unibw, the entre- and intrapreneurship program at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. 

Together with DLR, public partners, successful entrepreneurs and investors coming from Europe's leading space organisations, we support top-notch European space tech startups with tailored mentoring, deep industry know-how, and world-class investors to take their business to the next level.

CNES, ASI and founders@unibw are joining forces to explore new spaces. 

ABOUT THE
INITIATORS

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founders@unibw is the entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship program of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBw M). The UniBw M provides aspiring officers with academic education to meet the needs of the Bundeswehr and the civilian labor market. Since its foundation in the 1970s, the UniBw M, as a young and modern campus university, has become one of the most renowned institutions for answering questions about security in engineering and society and for excellent and sustainable research on an international level

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UNIVERSITÄT DER BUNDESWEHR MÜNCHEN

CNES & CONNECT BY CNES

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES (CNES)

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The National Center for Space Studies (CNES, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) is the French government's space agency and responsible for shaping France’s space policy as well as implementing it in Europe. Its task is to conceive and orbit satellites, invent the space systems of the future, and nurture new services to assist us in our daily lives. The French agency is a strategic support and sponsor of the accelerator providing unrivalled due diligence access, powerful networks and the most advanced technological resources. CNES has a long history of supporting startups with the Connect by CNES program.

AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIA

AGENZIA SPAZIALE
ITALIANA (ASI)

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The Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) is the Italian governmental space agency and promotes and coordinates all Italian space activities. It is responsible for the implementation of Italy's space policy and prepares the National Space Program in accordance with policy requirements. The objective is to support research and space technology, especially in the fields of telecommunications, civil defense, defense, environmental protection and raw materials utilization. This work is intended to contribute to improving the quality of life, security and economic fundamentals.

MEET OUR
EUROPEAN TEAM

Emmanuelle Meric

Lucie Campagnolo

Managing Director France

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Anaïs van Wynsberghe

Chief Investment Officer

Emmanuelle Meric

Dr. Nadine Chochoiek

Managing Director Germany

Emmanuelle Meric

Stephanie Wißmann

Chief Marketing Officer

Emmanuelle Meric

Felix Kästner

Chief Operations Officer

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Prof. Dr. Rafaela Kraus

Emmanuelle Meric

Lionel Suchet

Emmanuelle Meric

Dr. Franziska Zeitler

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Knopp

Emmanuelle Meric

François Alter